Market Square in Bruges live camView of the Market Square where the Belfry overlooks from The Olive Tree Restaurant

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    • 6 days ago
    • Thomas Collett

    Thanks for your reply however it is still not working and I understand their laws

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    • 1 week ago
    • somewhere

    Its up to date now thanks

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    • 2 weeks ago
    • %arc

    @To Mr Collet, according to Balgian law (art. 143 Alinea 22 et 14 du code code civil) you are allowed after proper declaration made to local authorities to broadcast live camera image (no sound) from general public places, but you're not allowed to record or store it, only live boadcast is allowed, so maybe the time laps not being up to date have something to do with it.

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    • 3 weeks ago
    • Thomas Collett

    As anyone going to do some thing about the time lapse program all we see Is what happened on the 13/11/15

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    • 1 month ago
    • %arc

    That is it for this year..; they are already dismounting the ice ring and the Xmas market... 11 month to wait for the next one.. so sad, Bruges is an amazing place

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    • 1 month ago
    • %arc

    We were there for Xmas, as for every year, we felt this year, that the atmosphere was less festive, with much less streets decorations and animations but still, it remains an amazing place and we already booked for next year

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    • 2 months ago
    • g.h.

    25th dec 2015
    What a lovely view of Bruges market square business as usual at christmas time

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    • 3 months ago
    • %arc

    So magic to see it again illuminated, amazing atmosphere of festivity and joy in these sad days..

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    • 3 months ago
    • Marco

    Hi all, I have created a Facebook group for all the people that love to "travel" through the live images of the webcams. Please enjoy it to discuss about this amazing world > https://www.facebook.com/groups/591937267612327/

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    • 3 months ago
    • %arc

    waow incredible how fast and efficient these guys are for mounting all this Xmas village so quickly, can"t wait to see it illuminated again

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    • 3 months ago
    • %arc

    It seems today they start to mount the Ice Rink, a bit earlier than last year, it was on November 18... can't wait to be there again for Xmas... the best time of the year to visit Bruges ... in my opinion of course

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    • 3 months ago
    • Cheryl Stevenson

    Can't wait to see them start setting up the ice rink and Christmas market as will be there in a few weeks. This is my favourite place and we visit at least once every year. We were there in April too. Long term forecast is saying about 6 degrees c when we go so will be taking plenty of layers as usual.

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    • 3 months ago
    • %arc

    7 weeks now and we'll be again in Bruges...can't wait... lovely Bruges.. missing you so much

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    • 5 months ago
    • Hele

    Thanks %arc for info...I wish I could go at Christmass , Bruges is a fairytale town, it must be special at that time... but I can't this time...maybe someday :)

Market Square in Bruges

Market Square (Grote Markt) is the heart of the stunning medieval city of Bruges (Brugge), with an area of about 1 hectare it is the center of the commercial life and the ideal spot where a variety of social, political, and religious events take place.

Today the square is one of the most important must-see attractions, hundreds of tourists and locals transit here every day delighted by the fact that after the renovation works of 1995 parking was finally removed and the whole area became mostly traffic-free, a real pedestrian's dream; Market Square is dominated by the impressive medieval (1220) 83 meter high Belfry Tower (or Beffroi), one of the city's most prominent landmarks; its magnificent 47-bell carillon continues to peal out over the city every quarter hour, although thrice destroyed and rebuilt, from its top it still offers breathtaking views over the whole Bruges; declared a World Heritage site by UNESCO in 2000, this stunning city still keeps its original late medieval features so that is one of the most well-preserved medieval cities in Europe; whether we decide to explore the city simply on foot or in a horse-drawn carriage we'll be equally captured by the magical atmosphere of this so picturesque town while enjoying a charming transportation to the medieval. Its attractions also include the Cloth Hall, the imposing Provincial Palace in neo-gothic style, the statue of the patriotic heroes Jan Breydel and Pieter de Coninck also decorates the square while many shops and restaurants are surrounded by old buildings and houses. Very little information dates from the pre-roman age, anyway it seems that Bruges was founded as a fortress-city in the 9th century by Vikings who settled here (the Dutch name "Brugge" seems to have come originally from "Bryggja" meaning "harbour or mooring place"); the growing prosperity of the city made it rapidly one of the most important maritime capitals of Europe until the 16th century when Bruges entered a period of stagnation. For a longtime it was at the center of the chronic struggle between England and France, this situation led to many revolts, The Bruges Matins (Brugse Metten), which saw armed insurrectionists led by de Coninck and Breydel, is absolutely worth mentioning.

Bruges, capital of West Flanders, is today a real city-museum, a charming scenery filled with incredible history, although its size, there is a lot to see and do, our tour should also include a visit to museums and ancient buildings (such as the Groeninge Museum and the gothic Palace of Gruuthuse, magnificent masterpieces of Flemish architecture) and churches, cafès and shops still working according to ancient techniques; it is assumed that the manufacturing of lace started during Ancient Rome, anyway this tradition is still strongly alive and an important resource even if the city knows other growing economic sectors, it is a world famous chocolate hotspot with a variety of chocolatiers and shops and a paradise for all lovers of beer; walking through the picturesque streets of Bruges we'll be invaded by chocolate shops, pubs and lace boutiques with all kinds of gifts, it will be furthermore interesting a visit to the Lace Museum with its permanent exhibitions showing several lace varieties, a must-see for all lovers of craftsmanship of high quality. Our tour in Bruges, also known as "Venice of the North" due to its picturesque canals, should also include a delightful boat ride while appreciating the charming surrounding scenery including the Saint John's House Mill (Sint Janshuismolen) and the Koelewei Mill (Koeleweimolen).

Bruges has also been designated as European Capital of Culture in 2002 due to its significant cultural importance in architecture as well as painting, moreover it was well represented by the important poet and priest Guido Gezelle, the house in which he was born is today used as a literary and didactic museum.

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