Discover Bruges

A return to Bruges

This year's conference is being held in the beautiful city of Bruges. This is not the first time the conference has been hosted in Bruges. In 2011, the conference took place in Bruges and when participants were not engaged in conference activities, they enjoyed having the opportunity to explore the city. 


Image: North Sea Conference 2011

Historic Bruges

Fortunately, both world wars left the historic city centre virtually intact, making Bruges increasingly appealing to visitors and culture-lovers alike. Its beauty and attraction was confirmed in 2000, when UNESCO classified the entire medieval inner city as a world heritage site. 


Image: Visit Bruges - Jan Darthet


The conference ends on Wednesday 25 May. On Thursday 26 May a special event takes place in Bruges; the Procession of the Holy Blood. The Procession of the Holy Blood was created in 1304 as an expression of gratitude and faith. Each spring, 30,000 to 45,000 spectators gather in the heart of the city to watch the procession on Ascension Day, forty days after Easter.


Image: Visit Bruges - Jan Darthet

You can read more about this event and other events taking place in Bruges here

Want to find out more?

You can find more information on activities of all sorts in Bruges including shopping and restaurants on the visitbruges website.  


We look forward to seeting you in Bruges!

Top image: Jan D'Hondt, Belgium