2 Route 1. ZEE-BRUGGE. From London
the afternoon train from Charing Cross, the night train from Charing Cross
and Cannon Street (on Frid. also from Victoria); at Brussels all the trains
run to and from the Station du Nord. — Luggage is examined at Ostend.
From Ostenp To Brussets, 78 M., railway in 11/2-41/, hrs. (fares 41 fr.
80c., 8 fr., 4 fr. 75c.); To Bruczs, 14 M., in 20-26 min. (fares 2 fr. 20,
1 fr. 50, 90 c.); To Guenr, 42 M., in 1-11/, hr. (fares 4 fr. 40, 2 fr.60c.). The
through-trains in connection with the Dover steamers usually stop neither
at Bruges nor at Ghent; some halt at Gand-St-Pierre (see below and
p. 53), where passengers for Ghent change carriages.
Travellers proceeding direct to Antwerp through the Waesland (p. 88)
should book to Bruges only, and there take a fresh ticket vid Ghent (see
p. 49 and R. 9). If a through-ticket from Ostend to Antwerp be taken,
the traveller is conveyed by the longer route via Malines.
Ostend, see p. 10, — The express-trains in connection with
the Dover steamboats start from the quay, the ordinary trains from
the station in the town.
The line crosses the canal diverging from the Bruges Canal to
the S.W. and leading via Nieuport and Furnes to Dunkirk. 4!/. M.
Oudenburg, with the ruins of a Benedictine abbey and an old
church, lies to the right, in the midst of productive gardens which
supply Ostend with fruit and vegetables. — 8 M. Jabbeke.
14 M. Bruges (see p. 23, and Map, p. 16) is the junction of the
line for Paris vid Roeselare and Lille.
From BRUGES TO BLANKENBERGHE, 81/2 M., railway in 18-27 min. (fares
1 fr. 50, 4 fr., 60 c.). The train skirts the N.W. side of Bruges, passes the
Ostend Gate (p. 40; left), and calls at (13/, M.) Bruges-Nord, near the har-
bour. — 5 M. Dudzeele (see below). Light railway to Heyst, see below. —
6 M. Zuyenkerke. — 8\/2 M. Blankenberghe, see p. 19.
From Bruges ro Heysr, 11 M., railway in 39 min. (1 fr. 75, 1 fr. 15,
70 c.). —At (11/4 M.) Bruges-Nord (see above) we diverge from the Blanken-
berghe line. — 5 M. Dudzeele, 1/2 M. to the E. of the other station (see
above). — 7M. Lisseweghe, a flourishing town in the middle ages, is now
only a village. The Church, a handsome structure of the 13th cent., in
the transition style, formerly belonged to an abbey, and has been restored
since 1898. At the end of the left aisle is a Visitation by J. van Oost the
Elder. The truncated tower, although two-thirds of it only are com-
pleted, is a very conspicuous object in the landscape. A huge barn (now
a farm), with immense oaken beams, dating from 1280, is the solitary
relic of the wealthy abbey of Ter Doest. — 8 M. Zee-Brugge is the new
seaport of Bruges (comp. p. 25). Its large Outer Harbour communicates
with a smaller inner basin at the beginning of the new Canal Maritime.
This canal, which is 230 ft. wide and 26 ft. deep, allows sea-going vessels
to reach (6 M.) Bruges, where another harbour has been made. The canal
and harbour were designed by Coiseau and Cousin of Bruges and constructed
in 1895-1907 at a cost of nearly 42 million francs. The crescent-shaped
Mole, protecting the outer harbour from the N. W. wind, is 11/eM. long. It
is mainly constructed of blocks of concrete and is provided with elevators,
warehouses, and railway tracks. Steamers thence to Hull, in connection
with express trains to and from Brussels, see p. 1. — 101/2 M. Heyst-Zcluses,
at the locks of the drainage canals. — 14 M. Heyst, see p. 22.
To Thowrout (Courtrai and Ypres), see p. 43.
18M. Oosteamp ; 22M. Beernem; 271/y M. Aeltre (steam-tram-
way to Thielt and Eecloo, see p. 47); 29M. Bellem; 311/.M. Hans-
beke; 331/ M. Landeghem; 371/, M. Tronchiennes (Flem. Drongen;
steam-tramway to Ghent, p. 78). — 40 M. Gand-St-Pierre; pas-
sengers for Ghent by the through-trains usually change carriages here.
Last OCR 2020-09-04 21:19:05
Creation date in Dams
8 8 8
Adobe Systems Inc.
Capture One 9 Windows
(Binary value suppressed)
5898524 1193614083 540 262146
Digital still camera
(Binary value suppressed)
This media file falls into the public domain. This work has been identified as being free of known restrictions under copyright law, including all related and neighboring rights. You can copy, modify, distribute and perform the work, even for commercial purposes, all without asking permission.
The metadata is licensed with a creative commons zero license. You can copy, modify, distribute and perform the work, even for commercial purposes, all without asking permission.
If you use this media file and / or the metadata, we would appreciate it if you copied the information from the Acknowledgements field as a source reference. When used in a publication, we would like to receive a copy for our library.
K 29612:[a,1,11], Collectie Stad Antwerpen, Erfgoedbibliotheek Hendrik Conscience
Baedeker, Karl, Belgium and Holland, including the Grand-Duchy of Luxembourg: handbook for travellers, K 29612:[a,1,11], Collectie Stad Antwerpen, Erfgoedbibliotheek Hendrik Conscience