Bruges is the capital of the province of West Flanders
The belfry at the Market Square
THE HISTORIC CITY CENTRE HAS BEEN A PROMINENT WORLD HERITAGE SITE OF UNESCO SINCE 2000
THE CITY’S TOTAL POPULATION IS 118.000 OF WHOM AROUND
20.000 LIVE IN THE CITY CENTRE ITSELF
AN INHABITANT OF BRUGES IS CALLED A‘BRUHHELING’
Brugse Zot, the beer of Bruges!
ACCORDING TO AN OLD LEGEND, EVERYBODY WHO WALKS ACROSS THE BRIDGE OF MINNEWATER, STAYS TOGETHER FOR EVAH AND EVAH!
Lyrics of a dialectic song from Bruges: ZIE JE VAN BRUGGE, ZET JE VANACHTEREN, JE MOE VANVOREN IN DE REKE NI GOAN STOAN. (Willy Lustenhouwer)
Let’s eat somewhere
#food: waterzooi, mussels or beef stew. You’ll definitely find some dish that pleases your tastebuds in one of the numerous cosy restaurants Bruges houses.
Café in de kijker
Café Vlissinghe is the oldest café in Bruges. The pub is over 500 years old. Let’s hope the beers aren’t.
Blekerstraat 2, 8000 Brugge
Bruges is also known as “Venice of the Nord” because in both cities you can find those typical city-channels.
|DISSECTION OF THE HERALDRY,|
|The crest shows a Gothic letter B with a crown, B stands for Bruges.|
|–||–||According an old legend the bear represents the oldest inhabitant of Bruges|
|The motto SPQB on the blue ribbon stands for Senatus PopulusQue Brugensis (council and people of Brugge)|
Did you know…
THERE ARE NO BLACK SWANS ALLOWED IN THE WATERS OF BRUGES. THAT WOULD BREAK ANOTHER OLD LEGEND
THERE ARE TWO VERY TALENETD FOOTBALL TEAMS IN BRUGES: CLUB BRUGES & CERCLE BRUGES. WHO’S SIDE YOUR ON?
Look and find: show, lecture, event or something completely different? Check www.bruggeleeft.be. for an overview.