A Mini Cruise to Belgium offers the perfect opportunity to discover some of the country’s most wonderful cities, as many of them are located just a short drive from the port. Here, we look at our favourite Hull to Zeebrugge Mini Cruise destinations and why you should choose to spend your day exploring one of these fascinating places.
Hull to Zeebrugge Mini Cruise Destinations – Bruges
Known as the Venice of Belgium due to its beautiful network of canals, Bruges is a very popular with tourists who flock to marvel at its stunning medieval architecture, famous Belfry, cobbled streets, and picturesque bridges.
Just half an hour from Zeebrugge by car or coach transfer, Bruges is ideal for those wanting to wander around aimlessly, eating delicious chocolate from a whole number of quaint shops, and perhaps popping into one of its fascinating museums.
While in Bruges, don’t forget to visit The Church of Our Lady, which is the second largest brickwork building in the world!
Hull to Zeebrugge Mini Cruise Destinations – Ostend
Use your day in Belgium to head to the beach and spend time in the vibrant city of Ostend. Located around half an hour from Zeebrugge, the ‘City by the Sea’ offers visitors the chance to sunbathe on its 7km stretch of sand in the summer, or enjoy long walks along it in the winter.
If you love seafood there is no better place to visit in Belgium than Ostend, as the city is full of amazing fresh fish options. From stalls set up alongside the moored fishing boats to restaurants in the city centre, you’ll be spoilt for choice when trying to decide where to eat.
Ostend is home to lots of fun events and festivals throughout the year, so it is definitely worth checking what they have planned before you travel, as you could be lucky enough to see everything from kite festivals to impressive sand sculptures.
Hull to Zeebrugge Mini Cruise Destinations – Ypres
Famous for its important place in World War I history, and located just an hour from Zeebrugge, Ypres is definitely the place to visit if you want to learn more about the war itself, and pay your respects to those who lost their lives during the many battles that happened around the city.
Full of war museums, memorials, military cemeteries, and battlefields, World War I will always be on your mind when you visit Ypres, and you are sure to leave with a better understanding of the events that took place there when you’ve spent some time discovering all the city has to offer.
In addition to absorbing history, Ypres is the perfect place to try traditional Flemish food in characterful restaurants, and you’ll find that many menus offer local delicacies which have game or pork as their main ingredient.
Hull to Zeebrugge Mini Cruise Destinations – Ghent
The striking city of Ghent is just 50 minutes from the port in Zeebrugge, and boasts plenty of mesmerising medieval architecture, including its three famous towers: St. Nicholas’ Church, the Belfry, and St. Bavo’s Cathedral.
Ghent’s top attraction is Gravensteen Castle, an impressive 10th century building that offers guests a fun audio guide, a look at the creepy torture museum, and great views of the city when you reach the top, making it a must-visit during your day here.
Due to its pedestrianised centre, walking around Ghent is very easy and you can take in your surroundings without having to worry about passing traffic. In particular, keep an eye out for some of the city’s fantastic street art which give the destination a creative vibe.
With so many amazing Hull to Zeebrugge Mini Cruise destinations to choose from, don’t delay in booking your Mini Cruise to Belgium today.