Welcome to Zeebrugge

Since then it has remained Belgium's busiest port, primarily for cargo ships. The main reason you'd be likely to visit here is if you're arriving in the country by ferry from Hull in England.

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Zeebrugge activities

$23.09 Transfers & Ground Transport

Zeebrugge to Bruges Round-Trip Shuttle Service

This shuttle service is the easiest and most cost-effective way to get into the historic center of Bruges from your cruise ship. The shuttle will drop you off at Bruges' official bus parking lot in Bargeplein.Earn your money back and travel ‘free’ to Bruges with our Benefit Card! After all, when you travel with us, your ticket automatically allows you to enjoy various discounts and advantages in the best shops in Bruges and Zeebruges.We want you to eat the best French fries, buy the best chocolate and visit the most fascinating museums in the city. That’s why we’ve selected the best places that offer you as a cruise passenger the nicest discounts.How does it work?Very easy. You buy a transfer ticket to Bruges and receive a ticket and Benefit Card from us. With this card you can enjoy substantial discounts and lots of advantages in the best Bruges shops. You show your ticket and the shop manager will pierce a small hole in your ticket.So ... the more you shop, the cheaper you travel to Bruges!Directions to Departure Location1. Arriving with your cruise ship at Swedish quay? (= official, standard cruise quay) By disembarking  you cruise ship at Zeebrugge you will see the FREE Port Shuttle. Just take this shuttle and relax, the bus driver will take you to the Cruise Terminal. When you come out of the terminal, turn left and walk to the main road. At the corner you will see our Cruise Express Van.2. Where should I go when I moor on another quay?We cannot influence the mooring quay of your ship. The primary cruise quay is “Zweedse Kaai/Swedish Quay”, from which you find above the instructions to get to our pick up location.If your mooring quay is another than “Zweedse Kaai/Swedish Quay”, please do follow the next steps:a. At your cruise ship there will be a FREE Port Shuttle towards the gate. You have to join this.b. When arriving at the gate please look around for our clear flags, banners, tent, friendly staff and busses. Our friendly staff will take care of you so you will be in Bruges at no time. Our staff will be happy to take care of you so you will be in Bruges at no time.

$60.12 Food, Wine & Nightlife

Shore Excursion Zeebrugge: The Famous Chocolate Story & Museum

When porting in Zeebrugge (Bruges port) we all want to get off and discover the sights and delights of Bruge. There is no better way to do this than sampling the famous Belgium chocolate whilst having free time to see Bruge centre enjoying its charm and shopping.Our shuttle picks you up from the port and takes around twenty minutes to get you to Bruge centre. The time matches up with your cruise porting making sure you are not waiting and get to make the most of your time ashore.Once in Bruge centre included in your ticket is entry to the popular chocolate museum. Here you will discover the story of how cocoa is transformed into chocolate. This is a great choice for families as all children aged between 6 and 12 get to enter the The Chocolate game as they enter. Couples love this tour as well as the romantic charm that chocolate and Bruge gives off will make you fall in love all over again.You will experience the mystical lives of the Mayans and the Aztecs, who saw their chocolate drink as a drink from the gods. During the visit you will learn how the Spanish came across this drink which at first they found unpalatable, but later thirst-quenching. Discovering the success that the sweet chocolate drink found in the royal courts of Spain, France and later on throughout the whole of Europe. Whilst of course why we are all wanting to visit we find out how the Belgium's make their chocolate and why Belgian chocolate is so delicious.You will have free time during your visit to walk around the picturesque centre of Bruge before meeting back up with your shuttle to take you back to the cruise port. Please not this is not a fully guided tour all day and allows you the freedom to visit the chocolate story/museum in your own time.This is a very popular tour and we suggested booking early to make sure you do not miss out on the stunning, historical, chocolate mouth watering experience.