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The city of Bruges is located in the northern part of Belgium near the coast. In fact, the economic strength of Bruges is reliant on its port. The canal-based historic city center of Bruges also earned a spot as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Although small in size, the city holds many cultural and music events throughout the year and it is one of the most visited cities in Belgium by tourist from all over the world. The Brugge train station is the main train station in the city. Bruges also has another train station called Bruges-St. Pieters which is located 1.5 miles (two and a half kilometers) outside the city center. The Brugge train station is closer at only one mile (1.5 kilometers) away from the city center and it is directly connected by bus. Therefore, whether travelers wish to walk to the train station or use public transportation, the main train station in Brugge will allow them to do both.
While visiting Bruges, travelers may wish to travel to the train station from Bruges city center. In order to get to the Brugge train station from Bruges city center, walk to Brugge Stadsschouwburg station and take the bus (5, 7, 9, 15, 17, 25, or 43) for ten stops to reach the destination, Brugge Station. If travelers would rather walk, the journey will be about a mile (1.5 kilometers) and takes approximately 15 minutes to arrive at the train station. On the other hand, tourists that desire to reach the Bruges-St.Pieters train station from the city center must catch the number 13 bus from Brugge 'T Zand Perron 1 for six stops to arrive at their destination, Brugge Sint-Pieters Station, with a total travel time of 17 minutes.
The Brugge train station is located right on the border of the historic city center and only one mile (1.5 kilometers) away from the Markt (The Market Square). Since Bruges is a small city, all the main attractions are located within short walking distance from each other, making it convenient for travelers to reach their destinations. The city of Brugge is characterized by its Gothic style of architecture. Visitors to the city can admire many of the historically preserved buildings while walking around the central, downtown area. Between the train station and the city center, travelers will be able to stumble across a few of the main landmarks of Brugge, such as the Groeningemuseum, Sint Janhospitaal museum, the Site Out Sint-Jan, the Malpertuske, and the Sashuis. All these landmarks are located within the walking route from the city center to the train station.
The Brugge train station is a fully accessible station for all passengers with limited mobility. The station is equipped with free wheelchairs for passenger use, mobile access ramps to the platforms, disabled parking spaces near the station, elevated platforms for guaranteed ease of access, restrooms for passengers with limited mobility, platform elevators and escalators, induction loops as well as other forms of visual and aural information systems for passengers. It is advised that if travelers have any need for personal assistance during their arrival or departure from Bruges to contact the station in advance.
If travelers are curious about what to do near the train station during their stay in Bruges, here are some tips that might be of interest. The city of Bruges, known to be Belgium's most perfectly preserved medieval town, has many attractions for all travelers interested in visiting the city. The main landmarks that tourists enjoy while in Bruges include the Belfry, Basilica of the Holy Blood, Markt, Town Hall, Liberty of Bruges, Groeninge Museum, Church of Our Lady, and the Sint-Jansspitaal. Moreover, the city of Bruges also offers an amazing selection of local craft beers that are famous around the world. Some of the most noteworthy beer spots to visit in Bruges are the brewery Bourgogne des Flandres, Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan, as well as the Duvelorium Grand Beer Café. Lastly, travelers are also advised to indulge in some of the traditional Belgian snacks, such as waffles or fries. The best spots to find these snacks in Bruges are Chez Vincent, The Potato Bar, Chez Albert, House of Waffles, and Fred's.