7. Bruges, Belgium
The large, medieval city of Bruges is famed for its beautiful canals and centuries-old fortifications. The waterways of Bruges also referred as ‘The Venice of North’. The canal tour is the best way to see the city.
The dreamy canals of Bruges connect all major parts of the city. You can access the boat services in the city from different locations. Normally the excursion is last for 30 minutes. From waters you will definitely get a different and an amazing view of Bruges city.
Bruges is the capital and largest city of the province of West Flanders in the Flemish Region of Belgium, in the northwest of the country.
The area of the whole city amounts to more than 13,840 hectares, including 1,075 hectares off the coast, at Zeebrugge. The historic city centre is a prominent World Heritage Site of UNESCO. It is oval and about 430 hectares in size. The city’s total population is 117,073 (1 January 2008), of whom around 20,000 live in the city centre. The metropolitan area, including the outer commuter zone, covers an area of 616 km2 (238 sq mi) and has a total of 255,844 inhabitants as of 1 January 2008.