Bruges, a perfectly preserved medieval city

One of the most perfectly preserved medieval cities in the world, Bruges is a romantic confection of mist-shrouded canals and soaring gothic spires. Tiny though it is, Bruges bursts with highlights of Burgundian architecture and Northern Renaissance art. The local museums boast jewel-toned works from Jan Van Eyck and Hans Memling, while the City Hall is an explosion of gilded medieval mania. True to Belgian tradition, the main culinary groups seem to be chocolate, mussels, and beer, though an influx of young chefs have taken fresh approaches to these old standards. After a hard day of eating and tasting the beers from the city’s Haalve Maan brewery, visitors can seek refreshment in the brisk breezes that power the windmills beyond the city walls.

Green hotels in Bruges

4.4 How green, clean and responsible is Bruges? This rating indicates how much a destination has progressed towards sustainability, based on the scores of 4 themes: Nature, Culture, Green Economy and if there has been developed a policy to maintain the these sustainable efforts in the future, captured in the theme Future Proof. If the destination managed to have a satisfactory level of efforts on all themes, it has received a rating higher than 6 with a green indicator. These best practices are an examples for the destinations with a rating lower than 6. These destinations with an orange or red indicator have a low performance but are working to convert towards a satisfactory sustainability performance in the future.

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  • 2.7Nature

    In this destination you have access to naturem the environment is respected and it is clean and green

    • 1.5wildlife watching
    • 3.7scenery
    • 0.6nature
    • 6.0Air quality
  • 8.0Culture

    In this destination the cultural elements like old artefacts, buildings or landscapes are taken care of and respected.

    • 7.7cultural heritage
    • 8.5local character
    • 8.0hospitality
    • 7.8human respect
  • 6.3Economy

    This destination provides means to organisations, inhabitants and visitors to create a green and clean environment (separate waste collection, green energy, climate adaptation)

    • 8.4tourisme sector
    • 3.0green economy
    • 7.4economy & society
  • 0.0Future proof

    This destination is doing its best to be a genuinely responsible, environmentally and economically healthy place now and in the future

    • 0.0destination certification