Zeebrugge Travel Guide

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Zeebrugge Things to Do

  • Sail Brugge 2002

    For the fourth time, Zeebrugge received tall sailing ships that still ply the oceans. It was a great opportunity to visit these ships. More pics are available in my travelogue.

  • The construction of a new...

    The construction of a new container terminal (FCT) in the new western outer port has been of great importance for the future expansion of the port. Zeebrugge is after all one of the few ports in Western Europe that can receive the biggest container vessels (the + 4000 TEU) generation

  • Sand Sculpture Festival ZEEBRUGGE

    ZEEBRUGGE is well known for its SAND SCULPTURE FESTIVAL .Every YEAR there is a great Festival with a lot of international ARTISTS .On the webside you see all INFORMATION you need .

  • Sand Sculptures

    If you will be in Belgium before 7 September 2003 don't miss this years festival otherwise you have to wait one year for the next one :-) The only reason I went to Zeebrugge was this festival. After I saw sand sculputres in Berlin I'm fascinated by them! Thanks to all the VT members (Luchonda) who already have tips about Zeebrugge and the festival...

  • Zeebrugge - edition 2003

    Bruges - Zeebruges ! Maybe a tip and Hotel advise for the next VT-meeting -)Visiting the Sandsculptures is a must - if you are visiting Belgium in July/AugustBTW there is a big competion going on between Zeebrugge and Blankenberge in festivals of sandsculpturing ! Themes are of course different - so this makes it enjoyable for the daytrippers...

  • Sand Sculptures - 2

    As I understand the ice sculpture had their premiere this year. But what I understand from the Flamish newpaper artical hanging on the tent somebodies had intentionally destroyed the maschine or something else which was responsible for the right temperature in the tent ...On the photo you see the only rest of the ice sculptures. What a pitty!!!

  • Seafront

    In the old area of the former covered fish market of Zeebrugge, you can explore an authentic Russian submarine, the ‘Westhinder’, a floating lightship, and an indoor exhibition centred around the theme of the sea.

  • Sand sculpture

    Around July & August, you can visit the beach of Zeebrugge to watch a magnificent sand sculpture. Every year, there's another theme displayed. For more pics watch my travelogues.

  • Sand sculpture10

    This year for the first time, alongside the impressive sand sculpture there are also ice and water sculptures to view on the Zeebrugge beach.

  • Sand sculpture01

    ZEEBRUGGE Sand sculpture festival. The theme this year (2003) for the giant sand sculpture is ‘Bruges in the Middle Ages'.

  • Sand sculpure festival

    Yearly - a sand sculpture festival in Zeebrugge ! A must to visit - to get back into time - all dreams made of sand - but by international artists and so real !!

  • sand sculptures

    sand sculpture festival with 2002's motto: THE MYSTERY OF ATLANTIS.it's enormous to see this sculptures, built out of sand. you can't believe it, if you've never seen it.the giant sand sculpture that is being built by 75 international sand artists with the aid of 9 million kilograms of sand.the whole sand sculpture is 80 metres (± 262 feet) long...

  • This statue is the most...

    This statue is the most beautiful unknown art I ever wandered upon a three sided face staring up in rapture at God, it's in the back of a church on the bike trail.

  • On our Bike tour we came...

    On our Bike tour we came across a street side fair and our inner southerner came through and we couldn't resist the shooting booth, I won some nifty bebe handcuffs.

  • Sand Sculpture Festival...

    Sand Sculpture Festival 2002-Het Mysterie van Atlantis75 sand sculpturers built this fantasy town out of 9 million kg of Sand. It's amazing. Pictures coming soon! :-)


Zeebrugge Hotels

  • Hotel Atlas

    Brusselaatraat 13-15, Zeebrugge, 8380, Belgium

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

  • Formule 1 Brugge

    Transportzone, Koggestraat 7, Zeebrugge, 8380, Belgium

    Satisfaction: Terrible

    Good for: Business

  • Hotel Monaco

    Baron De Maerelaan 26, Zeebrugge, 8380, Belgium

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

Zeebrugge Restaurants

  • Martin's

    On a day in the middle of the week in the off-season when every restaurant seems to be closed we were lucky to find Martin's fish restaurant open.Very friendly staff.Good food. Husband:eel in cream saucesword fish on leeksMe:shrimp croquettesDover sole

  • Brasserie Nelson

    Don't Miss The Fresh Seafood! That's very to the subject at the Nelson 'cause they're specialized in fresh fish and seafood! Well, that's quite obvious when you're located next to the fish mine. We came here by accident. Wanted to eat at Slabbinck but Wednesday is unfortunately their closing day. We both had the Northsea Fish Soup with toast and...

  • The Sands

    Im a design student so this probably won't interst you as much as me, but they have a stylish bathroom MMMussels


Zeebrugge Transportation

  • Ferry From Zeebrugge to Hull

    Hubby decided to try and cut the driving time by booking an overnight ferry from Zeebrugge to Hull. We were travelling with the ferry in an overnight cabin. Quite spacious and we had an outside window as well as a shower room and bog, although I couldn't imagine what good that would do if we were sinking. It cost £128 one way, P & O ferries. I LOVE...

  • How to get there ?

    The 'Kusttram' (coastal tram) brings you from every other coast city to Zeebrugge. There's only one line along the entire coast.

  • In summertime, the train has a...

    In summertime, the train has a stop right at the beach ! Impossible not to find it !The timetable you will find HEREWALK !


Zeebrugge Warnings and Dangers

  • Luchonda's Profile Photo

    by Luchonda Updated Aug 7, 2003

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    In fact it is not a warning tip on private visiting the sandsculpture festival in Zeebrugge.
    But this happened today :
    - Besides sandsculptures there was also a
    show of Ice -sculptures in separate iglos or cool cells..
    Some idiot(s) boycotted the central cooling installation with a fatal end - all sculptures vanished.
    Why - for gods sake why !!
    PS this picture was taken on august 06
    a last picture showing the demons who did it ???
    Or is it just a commercial stunt - many A/C installations failed during this warm/hot summer in Belgium !!


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Zeebrugge Favorites

  • Walk along the Beach

    The beach in Zeebrugge, as well as the whole Belgium cost, is perfect for long walks.As you can see on the picture Zeebrugge is also one of the few cities at the Belgium coast which has not only the ugly buildings at the sea front! Well, there are some but not only. Insteat there is the huge and important harbour ... I spent an unforgattable day...

  • White sandy beach and lovely beach...

    If you visit Zeebrugge for the Sand Sculpture, you should also spend some time on the beach. It's one of the widest beaches at the Belgian Coast with lovely beach cabins. Here you will not find the mass tourism as you do find in the other coast towns, so it's nice and relaxing to spend some time here. There's an area for kids to play and a...

  • Nostalgy

    After WWI, Zeebrugge used to be a famous Belgian vacation destination for the English. Nowadays, it has lost a lot of its glory due to the expansion of the sea harbour.It still has a small boardwalk with some shops and eateries and a nice building in English style dating from the previous century.


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