From business district to prestige hotel
Until several years ago, there were hardly any prestigious luxury hotels in the historic centre of Bruges. But today, Martin’s Brugge offers a stay in the heart of The Venice of the North at exceptional conditions.
Martin’s Brugge faces the Bruges belfry in what was a business and residential area in former times. The Grand Hotel Oude Burg was built on that location to accommodate the growing number of tourists better. Then, in 2005, the Martin’s Group took over that establishment and renovated it to Martin’s quality standards. In October of that same year, Martin’s Brugge opened officially, and since then it has been receiving tourists from all over the world.
Bruges, the Venice of the North
The Venice of the North is an architectural gem in Europe that every history- and culture-loving soul must see. Let yourself be thoroughly charmed by this medieval city.
The magnificent canals testify to a strong economic past. UNESCO has certified the numerous protected buildings as World Heritage sites. In addition, the city also offers beautifully designed gardens, old carriages and local handicrafts. In Bruges, you take a trip back in time. Martin’s Brugge is the ideal home base for discovering the major historical sites, from the belfry and the beguinage, to the herb garden and the nation houses. Whilst Bruges is a city for exploring hand-in-hand, the many museums are also well worth a visit, whether they are displaying the art of the Flemish Primitives, the local handicrafts or the organisation of the medieval town.
Moreover, The Venice of the North also offers everything that you expect of a modern, dynamic city. You’ll find innumerable businesses, cafés, restaurants, jazz clubs, music festivals, a golf course … and even the beach: Bruges is, in fact, only 15 km from the Belgian coast!Local sights of special interest around Martin's Brugge