Your Essential Travel Guide To Zeebrugge
Discover Things To Do In Zeebrugge
A stone's throw away from the bustling city of Bruges, lies Zeebrugge - a relaxed coastal town where seaside bliss meets interesting history.
As an important harbour in WW1 and WW2, Zeebrugge has plenty of stories for history buffs to discover.
Beyond its notable past, nature lovers will be delighted by a pretty beach, and plenty of spots for fishing, sailing and other water sports.
For the gastronomy enthusiasts, there’s a great deal of delicious cuisine to enjoy – Belgium’s most famous dish of mussels and chips is available virtually everywhere, whilst local specialties such as cured and smoked ham, pâté, waffles, and ice cream are a perfect treat to fuel a stroll around the town.
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What to see in Zeebrugge?
Any tourists interested in military history should head to the harbour, where you can visit the Russian submarine, Foxtrot. Standing at a mighty 100 metres long, visitors can get a hands-on look at how the ship’s 75-strong crew lived and worked on a day-to-day basis.
The former fish market was converted into a maritime theme park called Seafront Zeebrugge, including a tunnel where you can walk under the sea and discover all the flora and fauna of the region from a totally unique perspective.
Another highlight is the spectacular sea life centre in nearby Blankenberge which has over 50 saltwater tanks, with 2,500 fish and other marine animals on display.
For those wanting a closer look at the local marine life, there are plenty of boat tours to be found in the area – including a seal watching tour that departs from Zeebrugge’s Westhinder Marina.