bruges lower res football trip

Everyone loves Bruges! Unless, of course, you’re Colin Farrell…
But forget him, this city is a beauty. Situated in the north west of Belgium, this city’s centre is a prominent UNESCO World Heritage site. With its canals and medieval architecture, it’s know as one of the prettiest cities in Europe.

Being a city in Belgium, we simply cannot write about this place without mentioning the fantastic offerings of the hops variety. Belgium sure knows how to produce great beer, and the different options available for a night of tasting are endless.

If you think all that’s left of this city is chips and chocolate, think again. Having played Manchester United in last years’ Champions League qualifier, Club Brugge K.V are pushing for the top spot in the Belgium first division and proving they’re a footballing force to be reckoned with.

We have many trips to this fantastic place, mostly en route to Dortmund, Schalke or Ajax. Let us guide you around this great city, we’re sure you wont be dissapointed. Unless your name is Colin…

 

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The Football

Bruges

Jan Breydel stadion

The Jan Breydel Stadion. Built in 1975, looks wise it couldn’t look more 70’s and that’s how we like it! 4 individual stands with sizeable standing terrace behind the goal.

Capacity: 29,042

The Jan Breydel Stadion home to Bruges sides Club Bruges and Cercle Bruges

The stadium is named after a famous Belgian war hero.

The ground is a short distance, 2 miles from centre of Bruges in the western part of the city, it’s mostly a residential area, but we know of a few good spots to find a drink before the game.

Club Bruges have always been one of the more successful clubs in Belgian football, winning the Belgian first division title 14 times.

In the 70’s, Club Brugge were a permanent feature in European Competition, most notable for reaching the UEFA cup final in 1976 only to be beaten in a 2 leg affair by Liverpool 4-3 on aggregate.