ABOUT BRUGGE Bruges, the capital of West Flanders in northwest Belgium, is distinguished by its canals, cobbled streets and medieval buildings. Its port, Zeebrugge, is an important center for fishing and European trade. In the city center’s Burg square, the 14th-century Stadhuis (City Hall) has an ornate carved ceiling. Nearby, Markt square features a 13th-century belfry with a 47-bell carillon and 83m tower with panoramic views. Area: 138.4 km² Weather: -1°C, Wind E at 26 km/h, 90% Humidity Postal codes: 8000, 8200, 8310, 8380 Local time: Friday 01:38 Population: 117,260 (2011) United Nations Plan a trip Bruges travel guide 3-star hotel averaging 91 €, 5-star averaging 184 € Upcoming Events Colleges and Universities: College of Europe, UNU-CRIS, College of Europe, Bruges Did you know: Bruges is the eighth-most populous municipality in Belgium by population (118,284).