Historical Background of Bruges, Belgium
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Historical Background of Bruges

The history of Bruges in undeniable connected with the sea.
Due to many floods during several centuries, a sea arm was created between Bruges and the sea in the 9th century. This inlet allowed larger vessels come ashore.
They unloaded their goods in smaller crafts that continued their way all along the canals.
This meant the beginning of the economical life of Bruges.
During the Middle Ages, Bruges was one of the most important trade centers of Europe.

You can enjoy a magnificent view from each of the two luxury suites on one of these canals and the imposing tower of the church of Our Lady's.
The charming hotel is situated in the historical heart of the city and yet in the immediate neighbourhood of museums, boutiques and gourmet restaurants.
Bruges has been elected as "World heritage City" by Unesco in 2002.

More information about the history, sightseeing, events, shopping, restaurants & bars  can be found on the website of the Guesthouse &Bonifacius&, that is associated to the Canalside House - Luxury Guesthouse (www.bonifacius.be).