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DFDS also operate overnight ferries from [[Newcastle_upon_Tyne|Newcastle]] to IJmuiden (near [[Amsterdam]]) daily. From IJmuiden, you can reach Bruges in less than 3 hours by car.
 
DFDS also operate overnight ferries from [[Newcastle_upon_Tyne|Newcastle]] to IJmuiden (near [[Amsterdam]]) daily. From IJmuiden, you can reach Bruges in less than 3 hours by car.
  
==Get around==
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==Cycling in Bruges==
 
 
The historical center is not so big and thus quite walkable. For getting into the city, there are buses, car taxis and, as of 2016, bicycle taxis. [http://www.greenrides.eu GreenRides] gives a very unique first impression of the city, and the prices are similar to buses.  Buses are operated by the Flemish public transport company De Lijn [http://www.delijn.be].  Taxis on the market place and station cost about €10. Bicycles are easy to rent and make getting around the city very speedy.
 
 
 
 
Cycling in Bruges is the perfect way to discover the historical centre. Bruges citizens make fanatical use of their bikes. Up to 60% of all incoming traffic in the city centre are cyclists. Bruges can be described as a city where cycling is familiarized and where the local government puts a lot of effort to improve cycling in this city. According to Bruges
 
Cycling in Bruges is the perfect way to discover the historical centre. Bruges citizens make fanatical use of their bikes. Up to 60% of all incoming traffic in the city centre are cyclists. Bruges can be described as a city where cycling is familiarized and where the local government puts a lot of effort to improve cycling in this city. According to Bruges
 
Major cycling is the main point of attention in all parts of infrastructure, city plans, permits etc. In 2012 Bruges received a nomination for ¨Belgium cycle city of the year¨. Also, for 15 years Bruges has been the starting point for the Tour of Flanders.
 
Major cycling is the main point of attention in all parts of infrastructure, city plans, permits etc. In 2012 Bruges received a nomination for ¨Belgium cycle city of the year¨. Also, for 15 years Bruges has been the starting point for the Tour of Flanders.
  
 
When you’re planning to visit Bruges you can easily hop on a bike and start to discover the city. There are various bike rental companies spread over the city and some of them also offer the opportunity to do a guided bike tour. A local guide will take you across Bruges highlights within a few hours. Two good bike tour companies are [http://www.bajabikes.eu/en/bike-tour-bruges Baja Bikes] and [http://www.quasimundo.com/ Quasimundo].
 
When you’re planning to visit Bruges you can easily hop on a bike and start to discover the city. There are various bike rental companies spread over the city and some of them also offer the opportunity to do a guided bike tour. A local guide will take you across Bruges highlights within a few hours. Two good bike tour companies are [http://www.bajabikes.eu/en/bike-tour-bruges Baja Bikes] and [http://www.quasimundo.com/ Quasimundo].
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The historical center is not so big and thus quite walkable. For getting into the city, there are buses, car taxis and, as of 2016, bicycle taxis. [http://www.greenrides.eu GreenRides] gives a very unique first impression of the city, and the prices are similar to buses.  Buses are operated by the Flemish public transport company De Lijn [http://www.delijn.be].  Taxis on the market place and station cost about €10. Bicycles are easy to rent and make getting around the city very speedy.
  
 
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