The charm of Bruges, Belgium, is something that has been years in the making. Bruges' history as a seaport dating back to the 17th century has created a culture as unique as its landscape. Known as ‘The Venice of the North’, calm canal streets and historic Belgian architecture act as the backdrop to this historic port city. Visitors explore the historic charm within the brimming cathedrals and museums at attractions like Church of Our Lady, Loppem Castle and Groeningemuseum, all of which are situated within easy reach of the centrally located Martin’s Relais hotel. And Bruges offers more than Old World beauty. Modern pleasantries can be found throughout the city – from adventure at Boudewijn Seapark to shopping and dining in the city square. It all creates the perfect blend of 17th-century architecture and modern luxuries in a place unlike any other.