Sometimes called "The Venice of the North", Bruges is the perfect destination for a romantic week-end. Bruges (Brugge in Flemish) deserves its name of "Venice of the North". Its downtown is indeed surrounded by canals that it is possible to travel by boat. Bruges is also the most touristic city of Belgium and again it's not for nothing. The medieval town has preserved all the splendor of its medieval architectural heritage. In this regard, the historic center of Bruges is a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 2000 for its Gothic brick buildings and masterpieces of Flemish primitive art. Bruges is also in itself a veritable outdoor museum. Its religious monuments are also among the attractions that the city hides. Finally, it contains some witnesses museums of art and craft heritage of Bruges. Many cultural stops to do a weekend or more. Finally, Bruges is located near the North Sea. Ostend (Oostende in Dutch) is in some way to the seaside town of Bruges. If you fancy going to see the sea and why not go swimming during your stay in Bruges, know that you do not have to travel only 30 km.