Bruges, UNESCO World Heritage
The city of Bruges is the current capital of the province of West Flanders. During the middle ages, the city was an economic hotspot and attracted merchants from all over Europe. It is one of the well-known Hanseatic cities. The wealth translated into beautiful buildings and architecture, resulting into the designation of the entire city centre as UNESCO World Heritage. Read more on visitbruges.be.
From Bruges, it is only a short train ride to the Belgian coast (~15 minutes) and to other interesting cities such as Ghent, Ypres, Brussels and Antwerp. Have a look on this page