West Flanders is one of Belgium's provinces, located in the northwest of the country. In the first World War I, this was the sight of the trench war. Especially the area around Ypres was one big battlefield. So many granates were fired here, that almost 100 years later granates are still being found by farmers while ploughing their country.
Ostend-Bruges International Airport is about 25 kilometres from Bruges, located near the coastal city of Ostend, but serves mainly as an airport for charter and package holiday flights to southern Europe. Destinations include Antalya, Bodrum, Izmir, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Alicante, Corfu, Djerba, Crete, Kos, Palma de Mallorca, Rhodes, Tenerife, and Monastir (Tunisia).
There are a few connections by ferry to/from Zeebrugge:
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