Introduction

Initially built between 1895 and 1907, Zeebrugge’s enormous artificial harbour had been in use for less than a decade when Allied forces sank ships to block its entrance, thus preventing German naval use during WWI. Further bombed in WWII, the harbour finally reopened to sea traffic in 1957.

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.