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West Flanders

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Introduction

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.

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Getting There

By Plane

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).

By Boat

There are a few connections by ferry to/from Zeebrugge:

  • Superfast Ferries has overnight ferries service 3 times a week from Rosyth (Scotland) to Zeebrugge (arrive 11:30 next day).
  • P&O Ferries offers daily overnight ships between Hull (England) and Zeebrugge as well.

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