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Bruges

You will find Bruges to be an exquisitely small but very lively city. The historic city centre is a paradise for pedestrians: cars are banned as much as possible, so you can stroll around in all tranquility. Bicycles are popular, not only for city exploration, but also for making bigger trips in the countryside. You can take a city tour in horse-ridden coaches, or go on a boat-ride on Bruges’ famous canals - it is not by coincidence that Bruges is called ‘the Venice of the North’. Bruges has always been at the heart of Flanders’ political and cultural history, and the remains of this impressive heritage are preserved in an extraordinary manner. You can spend days in museums (Groeninge museum, Gruuthuse museum, Memling museum, Brangwyn and Lace museum), historic buildings (Belfry, Town Hall), or quiet green areas (Beguinage, Lake of Love). All of these enchanting places are located within walking distance from the Congress Centre! And... for the gourmands... do not forget that Bruges is also known as a culinary highlight hosting the largest number of high quality restaurants per km.

www.visitbruges.be

 

Concertgebouw

The venue for the Congress will be the Concertgebouw which is located on the „’t Zand” Square in Bruges and has its proper underground car park facilities (Parking Het Zand for 500 cars) and is located at only a 5 minutes’ walk from the railway station where another car park for about 1,500 cars is available. All hotels are within walking distance and the short walk to the Concertgebouw will give delegates a general impression of Bruges’s architectural and historic splendour.

The Concertgebouw is a cultural centre, completed in 2002 when Bruges was European Capital of Culture. The halls, and the Concert Hall in particular, are famous throughout the world for their perfect acoustics. The building rests on 4,669 poles and the facades are covered with thousands of red terracotta tiles from Saint-Omer in northern France.

Concertgebouw
‘t Zand 34
8000
Bruges, Belgium
www.concertgebouw.be/en