The city of Bruges, in Belgium follows other European cities which face growing overtourism. The city is taking measures, such as stopping marketing to attract tourism and restricting cruise ships and holiday homes.
The city centre of Bruges was added to the UNESCO list of World Heritage sites in 2000. In 2018, the medieval city received around 8.3 million tourists, most of them as part of a multi-city cruise . It has around 120.000 inhabitants.
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