Bruges to Start Applying Tourism Restrictions

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Bruges to Start Applying Tourism Restrictions

The Belgian city of Bruges is planning restrictions to curb overtourism as it is aiming to enforce some crowd controls on travelers.

According to local newspaper Het Nieuwsblad, Bruges will no longer promote day trips, will stop advertising campaigns in other cities will cut down the number of cruise ships docking at the city's port to only two per day.

Cruise companies will also be asked to dock during the week instead of on weekends, which will help spread the crowds out among more days.

"We have to control the influx more if we don't want it to become a complete Disneyland here," the mayor, Dirk De fauw, said.

Tourists currently outnumber residents of Bruges city center by about three to one.