Ports

Zeebrugge - Belgium

Zeebrugge is an important port city in Flanders, connecting Belgium's intricate railway and canal transportation systems. It is the gateway to medieval Bruges, one of northern Europe's most picturesque old cities and Brussels with its tree-shaded boulevards, splendid parks, imposing monuments, and beautiful buildings. Cruise ships dock at the commercial port and shuttle buses are provided to Bruges or more likely to Blankenberg where there are hourly (half hourly in Summer) trains into Bruges. Note that it can take 15 miniutes to reach Blankenberg, the train takes a further 15 minutes and then it is a another 15 minute walk into central Bruges. There are no facilities at the port and Zeebrugge offers little although there is a resort area you can reach by taxi from the dock gates. Blankenberg is a seafront resort with hotels, cafes, a beach.and a long pier from Zeebrugge only 4 miles. There is also a Sea Life Centre and Casino. There are more than 30 cruises calling at this port. Click the month or cruise line logo you are interested in to see details of the cruises.