Many industrial sites have been repurposed as venues for congresses, meetings and events — but few have the charisma, the history and the vibe of La Brugeoise.




up to 600 pax

It is a little-known fact that, after the UK, Belgium was the first country where the Industrial Revolution took hold. That’s one of the reasons why we still have so many 19th-century industrial-heritage sites. One of the most remarkable is surely La Brugeoise metalworks, on the outskirts of Bruges.

Meeting the world's needs

La Brugeoise began in 1851 as a humble metal shop, but by the turn of the century it had become one of the largest metalworks in the country, building and exporting trains and railway equipment to clients all over the world. The station hall in Alexandria, Egypt, tramways and bridges for the US, trains for Mexico… You name it, they made it. In the late 20th century, La Brugeoise constructed the carriages for Eurotunnel’s LeShuttle. Soon afterwards, however, the production was relocated and the building was repurposed. Fun fact: the carriages that La Brugeoise built for the Buenos Aires metro hold the record for the world’s oldest underground rolling stock. They were in service from 1913 to 2013!

Destination quality

La Brugeoise’s impressive factory buildings now have a new lease of life as a venue for congresses, events and meetings, but the dedication to quality endures. The new owners manage a video production company, so they can always offer the latest and the best in meeting equipment. And the catering is fully customizable: sandwiches for lunch or a lavish gala dinner, it can all be arranged.

Still, the buildings themselves are the main attraction. La Brugeoise is not your run-of-the-mill industrial site. It is a carefully designed and beautifully constructed complex, aimed at impressing customers and providing its employees with a pleasant working environment. The attention to detail and aesthetics is still visible throughout the lovingly restored buildings, from the magnificent 800 m2 Turbine Hall to the intimate 80 m2 Transfo Room.

A different kind of heritage

All this makes La Brugeoise a very special place, with a history of boundless creativity and an unsurpassed devotion to quality – a legacy that is sure to inspire you and your guests. And after hours or during breaks, you can offer them a visit to Bruges, a jaw-droppingly beautiful city whose entire centre is designated UNESCO World Heritage. Hope to see you soon!

Located in the city of Bruges

Do we still need to introduce Bruges? The entire historic city center is a listed UNESCO World Heritage Site, housing 24 museums, Michelin-starred restaurants and over 50 chocolate shops. So you and your delegates have a lot to discover in this charming scenic city.

Practical information


  • By rail: a 10 minutes' walk from Bruges Station
  • By air: 1 hour by car from Brussels Airport, 15 minutes from Ostend Airport

Technical Info

  • Hybrid conferences possible
  • Free parking for 300 cars


up to 600 pax


Vaartdijkstraat 5
8200 Bruges
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