(Dutch pronunciation: [zeːˈbrʏɣə], from: Brugge aan
zee [ˈbrʏɣə aːn ˈzeː] meaning "
on Sea", French:
Zeebruges) is a village on the coast of
and a subdivision of
Bruges, for which it is the modern port.
serves as both the
international port of Bruges-
and a seafront resort with
hotels, cafés, a marina and a beach.
3 Passenger ferry routes
4 See also
6 External links
Located on the coast of the North Sea, its central location on the
Belgian coast, short distance to
Great Britain and close vicinity to
densely populated industrialised cities make
Zeebrugge a crossroads
for traffic from all directions. An expressway to
Zeebrugge to the European motorway system; one can also get to and
Zeebrugge by train or tram.
It is Belgium's most important fishing port and the wholesale
fish market located there is one of the largest in Europe.
Aside from being a passenger terminal with ferries to the United
Kingdom, the harbour serves as the central port for Europe's
automotive industry, and it is important for the import, handling and
storage of energy products, agriculture products and other general
Zeebrugge has the largest
LNG terminal complex in Europe.
The harbour was the site of the
Zeebrugge Raid on 23 April 1918, when
Royal Navy temporarily put the German inland naval base at
Bruges out of action. Admiral
Roger Keyes planned and led the raid
that stormed the German batteries and sank three old warships at the
entrance to the canal leading to the inland port. This action was a
partial success as it blocked the access, but the Germans dug a new
canal around the ships. The raid, although a morale boosting victory
in Britain, was also claimed as a victory in Germany.
Later, Zeebrugge's harbour was the scene of disaster when in 1987 the
MS Herald of Free Enterprise
MS Herald of Free Enterprise passenger ferry capsized killing 193
Passenger ferry routes
P&O Ferries to Hull, United Kingdom
Zeebrugge - Rosyth ferry service
Zeebrugge - Rosyth ferry service operated by
Norfolkline to Rosyth,
United Kingdom (from May 2009)  (This service ended on 15 December
2010)  (A passenger service operated by
DFDS is scheduled to start
from 15 May 2018) 
Port of Bruges-Zeebrugge
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^ Derdak, Thomas; Grant, Tina (2006). International Directory of
Company Histories, Volume 82. St. James Press. p. 92.
^ Warner, Philip (1978), The
Zeebrugge raid, W. Kimber,
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^ BBC News, 18 December 2008:
Zeebrugge ferry to restart in May
^ BBC News 20 August 2010 Passenger ferry service from
Zebrugge to end
DFDS 22 March 2018
DFDS welcomes passengers on freight vessels
Belgium and Scotland
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