Zeebrugge, perched on the coast at the western end of Belgium, is part of Bruges with the two connected by the Boudewijnkanaal.
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From the Zeebrugge Ferries terminal you’re just a 15-minute drive from Zeebrugge, which provides a selection of interesting landmarks to explore before heading off to central Bruges.
There’s a small beach and historic highlights include a Russian submarine and a former Belgian lightship. Many visitors also take a road trip from Zeebrugge to the nearby historic battlefields of World War II.
From Zeebrugge, via the E403, you can drive to the medieval town of Bruges in around 25 minutes. The list of attractions is long and the city centre ‘Markt’ square offers an array of 17th-century houses, a 13th-century belfry and numerous restaurants.
With its canals, cobbled streets and historic buildings, Bruges is like an open-air museum. A city favourite is the Chocolate Museum’s Choco Story, where you can find out more about the history of everyone’s favourite confectionary… and sample a praline that’s made while you wait. Another attraction is the Basilica of the Holy Blood, a stunning church which claims to have a vial containing a drop of the blood of Jesus Christ within its walls.
Keep your eyes peeled for Bruges’ windmills. Some are open to the public and can be spotted around the outskirts of the city.
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The West Flanders region of Brussels has a host of attractions and numerous important war memorials including the World War II battlefields. With delightful cities like Bruges and Ypres to discover and an impressive coastline, you’ll find plenty to keep you busy.
Just a 30-minute drive from the Zeebrugge Ferries port is Ostend. Besides several sandy beaches, there are plenty of restaurants and shopping areas. Ostend’s art museum Mu.ZEE is not to be missed and features a permanent collection of Belgian art works dating from 1850 to the present. Those of you interested in history may want to head to the harbour where you’ll find the Mercator Ship, a floating museum that was once used by the Belgian Navy to train military sailors. The war tunnels of Atlantikwall, built by German troops in the First and Second World Wars, are not to be missed.
Just over an hour’s drive from the Zeebrugges Ferries terminal, via the E403, is the beautiful and historic city of Ypres. The memory of the Great War is kept alive here through a number of monuments and museums. The In Flanders Fields Museum offers a moving and balanced introduction to the history of World War I.
Discover the fascinating sights of Bruges and Western Flanders by hiring your Avis hire car at Zeebrugge Ferries port. All you have to do is drive.