The journey between Ostend and Eupen is regular and perfectly comfortable. One of the busiest segments of the route is between Bruges and Brussels, a trip that takes just over an hour. The trains are fast, and allow you to see parts of the Belgian countryside that you wouldn't otherwise see if travelling by plane. Most of the trains operating on this route have two tiers, so sit on the top deck for the best views.
Bruges (or Brugge) is a compact, charming and beautiful European city situated in the northern part of Belgium. The houses in the old part of the city are centuries old, and offer a wide range of shopping options. One of the most cost effective ways to see the city is with the Bruges Card.
Some of the cities highlight include a canal cruise, the Groeninge Museum, the Begijnhof and the Belfry. Any movie fans may recognise the sights and sounds of the city from the film In Bruges, starring Colin Farrell.
The city centre is very walkable. The main train station is only a short distance from the city centre too; just as walkable.
Bruges' train station is well served by the Belgian train network, and trains to Brussels leave roughly every 30mins.
Ferry services from Hull travel to Zeebrugge, which is a free bus journey away from the city.