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Unusual mix of darkness and beauty

Lost in time – that’s how you feel in the heart of Bruges, Europe’s best preserved medieval city. This is a dreamy city that could convert the most modern poet into a romantic: nothing upsets the peace and equilibrium of this medieval destination - no high rises, rare neon lights and hardly any blights of modern development. A waffle stall on every corner, romantic carriages on every street, and an airy main square with 47 chiming bells are just some of the city’s unique features.

Brugse Vesten: Koeleweimolen Marc Ryckaert / CC BY-SA 3.0

Brugse Vesten

Brugse Vesten

Famous The city ramparts

The city ramparts Editors' Note

Brugse Vesten, the city ramparts, are popular places where the locals go out for a picnic, enjoying the beautiful nature of the city. The ramparts surround the city with a belt of green.

The most popular spots along the Brugse Vesten are between the train station and Ezelpoort, and in Kruisvest, where from the ramparts you can admire the last four remaining windmills in the city.

Brugse Vesten
Kruisvest, Bruges