The residents of Bruges are fortunate enough to live in a unique place. Between 1998 and 2009, the Beguinage, the Belfry, the entire historic city centre and the Procession of the Holy Blood were all classified as items of UNESCO World Heritage. A great honour, to be sure, but Bruges is so much more than just its past. The inner city continues to be the beating heart of modern metropolitan life. Bruges needs to balance the maintenance of its priceless heritage against the needs of high-quality urban renewal. How has Bruges attempted to reconcile the UNESCO recognitions with the requirements of modern residential and employment functions? Our S-wan guide will lead you through the UNESCO programme and highlight the city’s different visions on the management of its heritage during the past 150 years.
Start: Station Square (Stationsplein)
Price: 90 euros per group <20 pers.
Duration: 2 hours