The Hanseatic Quarter
From the 13th to the 15th century, Bruges was the trading hub between the Hanseatic cities of the far North, England and Germany, and the main trading centres in France, Spain and Italy. At its peak, the German Hanseatic League, a medieval trade network, connected merchants from over 200 cities. This network had an important base in Bruges, alongside London, Novgorod and Bergen. You can still fully experience this rich history in various spots throughout the city.