HealthTech Investor Summit - Bruges


Join us in the magical atmosphere of Bruges in the winter! 

Bruges historical centre

Bruges, with its strategic coastal location, emerged as a prosperous trading hub in the early Middle Ages. Favored by the Counts of Flanders, it thrived as a center of commerce, famed for Flemish cloth production, and grew into one of Northwest Europe’s most significant trading centers in the 14th century. However, economic decline followed in the late 15th century, shifting trade to Antwerp, and Bruges’ connection to the sea gradually silted up. Despite centuries of changing rulers, the city retained its Catholic identity and underwent a revival in the 19th century, spurred by the construction of the Zeebrugge seaport and visionary urban renewal efforts in the 1970s, leading to its UNESCO World Heritage City status in 2000. Today, Bruges proudly balances its rich heritage with a dynamic and sustainable future, drawing visitors from around the world.

Christmas market

The two Christmas Markets in the city centre are back, beautifully decorated and embellished. The sales stalls, with a new warm finish, will welcome you with their atmospheric lighting in the typical Winter Glow style. These blissful winter hamlets with their cosy ambiance, packed with knick-knacks, will help you get into the Christmas spirit without any problems. 
Did you know that each market also has a different character? On the Markt you will find everything you can expect from a traditional Christmas market and on the Simon Stevinplein the emphasis is on short chain and craft products.

Learn more on dates and opening hours of the Christmas markets.

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  • Musea Brugge: Musea Brugge’s thirteen venues are a treasure trove where the city’s history comes to life. The combination of historic locations, the multi-faceted collections and how interwoven they are with Bruges’ rich history speak to the imagination. From Flemish primitives to modern art, from classical fine arts to archaeological discoveries, furniture, silver, tapestries, folklore, poetry, etc. A collection of more than 75,000 objects, including more than 60 recognised showpieces – something for everyone!


  • Brewery Bourgogne des Flandres:

    After an absence of 60 years, Bourgogne des Flandres is once again being brewed in Bruges. You can learn from the brewer himself how the beer is made, as well as tapping a digital glass in the interactive space.