Ferry to Zeebrugge - Travel Guide
The small harbour town of Zeebrugge is located at the western end of Belgium (or Flanders region) and is considered to be a sub-division of Bruges which is roughly only 10km away.
Zeebrugge and Bruges
have been linked by the Boudewijnkanaal and runs through Zeebrugge port to Bruges harbour.
Zeebrugge has be extremely important in the regeneration of Brugge's as a city, and helped establish its reputation as an art and tourist centre in Northern Europe.
Providing Belgium's only sea port situated on the coast, Zeebrugge is important for both freight and passenger ferries to Belgium
This also made Zeebrugge ferry port an important base for German U-boats during the First World War, and is well known for the Zeebrugge raid. Admiral Roger Keyes of the Royal Navy planned and led the assault, which sank the German ships in the harbour and left the base out of commission for the last sevens months of the war.
The mariner is also Belgium's most important fishing ports and home to one of the largest wholesale fish markets in Europe.