Zeebrugge is a village on the coast of Belgium and a subdivision of Bruges, for which it is the modern port. Zeebrugge serves as both the international Port of Bruges-Zeebrugge and a seafront resort with hotels, cafés and beach.
Located on the coast of the North Sea which is the busiest sea in the world, its central location on the coast, short distance to Great Britain and close vicinity to densely populated industrialized cities makes Zeebrugge a cross-roads for traffic from all directions. An expressway to Bruges connects Zeebrugge to the European motorways; one can get to Zeebrugge by train and the Kusttram.
The marina is also Belgium's most important fishing port, and the wholesale fish market located there is one of the largest in Europe.
Aside from being a passenger port with ferries to the United Kingdom, the harbour serves as the central port for Europe's automotive industry and is important for the importation, handling and storage of energy products, agriculture products and other general cargo.