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Zeebrugge

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Zeebrugge (French: Zeebruges) is a harbor-town at the coast of Belgium in Bruges which serves as both an international port and seaside resort.

As a resort town, the sea front with its hotels, cafés and beach is welcoming to both tourists and residents.

There is an expressway to Bruges which connects Zeebrugge to the European motorways; one can get to Zeebrugge by train and the Kusttram.

The marina is also 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 port with ferries to the United Kingdom, the harbor serves as the central port for Europe's automotive industry and is important for the importation, handling and storage of energy products, agriculture products and other general cargo. Located on the coast of the North Sea which is the busiest sea in the world, its central location on the coast, short distance to Great Britain and close vicinity to densely populated industrialized cities makes Zeebrugge a great cross-road for traffic from all directions.

The harbor is also the site of the Raid of Zeebrugge on April 23rd 1918 when the British Royal Navy put the German inland naval base at Bruge out of action. On that date, Roger Keyes stormed the German batteries and sank the ships in the harbor to block the entrance to the base for the last seven months of World War I.


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