Bruges is one of the most perfectly preserved historical sites in the world. Those who explore the town are bound to be curious about the history that lies behind the many silent witnesses to its turbulent past. Bruges' historical heritage is dazzling, but how many of the tourists and residents who wander through its streets can call to mind the no less striking events that were played out here? The story of Bruges, narrated by historians Noël Geirnaert and Ludo Vandamme, is every bit as breathtaking as its historic monuments and vistas. The authors' eyes often fall on less well-known traces of Bruges' past, which the publication of this book has been able to restore somewhat to the public gaze.