The market-leading travel magazine Condé Nast Traveler based these awards on the ratings and reviews of more than 800,00 readers of their recent travel experiences. These results show which destinations Condé Nast readers longed for most when they couldn't travel and decided to visit first as soon as they were able to.
Even before the coronavirus pandemic, Bruges opted for a sustainable tourism story and sees this award as a confirmation of the qualitative path that was taken. In this new story for tourism, the city explicitly opts for 'better' rather than 'more'. A positive and sustainable story which we write together with our visitors, residents and entrepreneurs.
"Close your eyes and picture a quaint European city, and Bruges just might be what comes to mind. One of the most famous and well-preserved cities on the content, Bruges exudes charm from every cobblestone and canal. The Belfry of Bruges is hard to miss, towering 272 feet over the market square, but be warned that it's a cramped 366 steps to the top if you choose to enjoy the view. For a more leisurely way to take in the sites, hit the water with a canal tour before sampling the wares at one of the city's excellent breweries."
- Condé Nast Readers' Choice Awards 2021