Bruges Removals

Bruges Removals

We have moved many of our customers to the lovely city of Bruges in Belgium, a city we love and know you will too! Bruges offers spectacular architecture, delightful views and world-famous food, a winning combination. There’s an abundance of things to see and do when in the city, and whether you are looking for a romantic holiday home, a great place to retire to or a brand new life in a different country, Bruges will be sure to tick all your boxes. Whether you’ve been many times before, or Belgium isn’t somewhere you’ve ever been, you’ll fall in love the country very fast! Bruges truly is a special location, and we know you’ll be excited to move there.

We can offer removal services direct from any location in the UK to any international site. Our industry experience makes us a strong choice for your Belgian removals, and we’d be sure to tailor a package to meet your needs and exceed your expectations!

We provide a wide range of removals services for customers relocating to Bruges in Belgium

For over 20 years, we have held the removals industry recognised quality standard BSEN 12522- it’s the only standard of its type, and is aimed at removals for the benefit of the private individual, and we are proud of all of our staff for their professionalism and attention to detail. To ensure we are consistently meeting the standards expected of us, we frequently assess our staff, administration and procedures rigourously!

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The Belgian city of Bruges amounts to more than 13,840 hectares and has significant economic importance due to its port. It is the capital and largest city of West Flanders, located in the Flemish Region of Belgium, and has a population of over 100,000, a quarter of which live in the city centre. The name derives from the Old Dutch for bridge- “brugga” and was a location of coastal settlement during prehistory. The first fortifications were built in the first century BC to protect the coastal area from pirates, and early medieval habitation started in the 9th century on the Burgh terrain. Throughout the 1650s, Charles II of England used the city as a base, and his court in exile. World War I saw German forces occupy Bruges, but the city suffered virtually no damage, and was liberated by Allied troops on 19th October 1918. It was again occupied by German forces during World War II, avoiding destruction once again, and was liberated by Canadian troops on the 12th September 1944. It is an important centre for education within the West Flanders region of Belgium, with several primary schools and secondary schools close by, as well as colleges, institutions for postgraduate studies and research centres. Bruges isn’t twinned with any international cities as it works with many international contacts already. For example, Bruges was the patron between the 50s and 80s of the First Regiment of Horse Guards in Arolsen (Germany), the mayors of Bruges and Burgos (Spain) signed a declaration of intent of future cooperation on a multitude of beneficial matters etc.  Between 1998 and 2016, the city was the start of the Tour of Flanders cycle race, one of the most popular sporting events in the country. Football is big in Bruges, with two professional teams, both of which play at the top level, based in the city. Club Brugge KV and Cercle Brugge KSV both play their home games at the Jan Breydel Stadium. Bruges has motorway connections to all directions- A10 to Ostend, Ghent and Brussels, A18 to France, N49 to Antwerp etc. Bruges’ railway station provides hourly train services to major cities in Belgium, as well as further connections to France, England and many other countries. The nearest airport is the Ostend-Bruges International Airport around 16 miles from the city, but most major flights land in Brussels, which is around an hour away by train and car.

Bruges averages around 1,705 hours of sunshine a year and has an average high of 14.7 and average low of 6, due to its oceanic climate. The city has most of its medieval architecture intact and is one of the most well-preserved medieval towns in Europe. The centre has been a UNESCO world heritage site since 2000, and it attracts visitors from all around the world. The Belfry of Bruges is a medieval bell tower in the centre of the city and is one of the most prominent symbols and recognised buildings of Bruges. It formerly housed a treasury and was an observation post for spotting fire and danger. The Belfy was made famous in the film In Bruges starring Colin Farrell and Brendan Gleeson, as it is where the climax of the movie took place. In the heart of the city is the Markt of Bruges, a central plaza that features historical buildings and popular eateries. It’s hard to miss and is worth a picture or two. Old St. John’s Hospital is a medieval hospital founded in the mid-12th century, located close to the Church of Our Lady, and is one of the oldest surviving hospital buildings in Europe, making it a popular tourist destination. It features a medical museum and works by Early Netherlandish painter Hans Memling. Bruges is famed not only for its magnificent, historical architecture, but also its glorious, delicious food. Chocolate is a huge part of Bruges’ heritage, and there a many chocolate shops which offer demonstrations, tasters and creation sessions, all with unique flavours and combinations. Bruges is also famed for its beer, and the 2be bar is a waterfront pub that offers an array of locally made Belgian beers and has a wall-of-beer exhibit and outdoor patio. The most popular savoury food in Bruges is the fries, often twice cooked in lard or a unique mixture of oil, served in a paper cone with a sauce of your own choosing. A visit to this gorgeous city wouldn’t be complete with a river boat journey, the most stylish and effective way to see Bruges. The tour guides will provide you with information as you pass each site of interest and make you see the city in a whole new way. It’s definitely worth doing, and the waterways are simply spectacular. It is clear to see why the city of Bruges is a popular choice for those looking to relocate from the UK or other international destinations to Belgium, and we are proud to offer uniquely tailored services for clients looking to move to this European location. We have been running Belgian removals for over two decades, and it continues to be one of our most popular services.

 

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