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Shopping Guide for Bruges

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Although it cannot quite compare to the fashion powerhouse Antwerp nor the cosmopolitan Brussels in terms of its variety of shops, Bruges still has something to offer the avid shopper, from clothes boutiques to chocolate shops and Sunday markets. Here's a lowdown of what local goods (mostly edible) you can buy...

Good for
  • Shopping Fanatic
  • Foodie
  • Luxury Traveller
  • Thrifty Traveller

7 Places

5 City Tips

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7 Places

Farmer's Market Market

Flea & Street Markets

The Chocolate Line Bruges

Gift & Speciality Shops

Dumon Chocolatier

Gift & Speciality Shops

Pur Chocolat Artisanale Chocolatier

Gift & Speciality Shops

't Apostelientje

Gift & Speciality Shops

The Bottle Shop

Gift & Speciality Shops

Juliette

Restaurants

Sravya R's City Tips

  • Bruges is famous for its lace, however many of the shops sell mass-produced items at high prices. For the genuine handmade article, try the Lace Centre or 't Apostelientje.
  • The nearby Zilverpand shopping arcade is a courtyard complex that offers a pleasant shopping experience with a good range of shops.
  • Normal high street chain shops can be found on the busy Steenstraat artery off the Grote Markt, such as Zara, Tommy Hilfiger, and H&M.
  • Tipping at cafes and restaurants is at your own discretion, as service is usually included in the bill.
  • You can easily see all that Bruges has to offer by walking the cobbled streets or hiring a bicycle. Bruges is fairly small — only 45 minutes to walk from one end to the other!
  • Farmer's Market Market
    Flea & Street Markets
    Sravya R Says:

    Running every Wednesday in the Markt and on Saturdays at 't Zand Square, the farmer's markets offer flowers, local cheese and meats, vegetables, fruit, and bread.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Shopping Fanatic
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Like a Local
    Tips
    • There is also a flea market along the Dijver canal on weekends, and the historic Vismarkt sells fish from Tuesday to Saturday.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #37 of 133 things to do in Bruges
    • great buildings 06/03/2019
    • Farmer's Market at Burg Square on Wed & Sat mornings 29/01/2019
    • Farmer's Market Market
    Address:
    Burg Square
    Bruges
    Belgium
    Other:
  • The Chocolate Line Bruges
    Gift & Speciality Shops
    Sravya R Says:

    My, oh my, where do we begin? Bruges is undoubtedly a paradise for chocolate lovers, its streets teeming with shops where you can buy presents for friends or simply self-medicate. Head to The Chocolate Line for exotic flavors like 'Asian confetti' with sesame seed praline, soy sauce, and sansho pepper, or you can try the basil and tomato flavored ganache. They even sell their own cacao lipstick. Only the brave may enter.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Must See
    • Shopping Fanatic
    Tips
    • The "Bangkok" (milk chocolate with lemongrass) and "Atlanta" (Cola and hazelnut with popping candy) are personal favorites.
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #5 of 86 Shopping in Bruges
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Best shop ever 26/02/2019
    • Worth waiting in line for 10/02/2019
    • The Chocolate Line Bruges
    Address:
    Simon Stevinplein 19
    Bruges 8000
    Belgium
    Phone:
    +32 50 34 10 90
    Other:
  • Dumon Chocolatier
    Gift & Speciality Shops
    Sravya R Says:

    For classic, quality handmade truffles, look no further than the chocolatier Dumon, where you can make up a box of chocolates to give as a gift to friends and conveniently 'misplace' on the way back home. Wipe off that guilty expression, it was worth it.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Must See
    • Shopping Fanatic
    Tips
    • Expect to buy more than you intended.
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #9 of 86 Shopping in Bruges
    • Tiny and bad service 14/03/2019
    • Small but beautiful chocolate shop 19/02/2019
    • Dumon Chocolatier
    Address:
    Eiermarkt 6
    Bruges 8000
    Belgium
    Phone:
    +32 50 34 62 82
    Other:
  • Pur Chocolat Artisanale Chocolatier
    Gift & Speciality Shops
    Sravya R Says:

    Bags of chocolate. Rows of chocolate. Piles of chocolate. There's no escaping this foodstuff in Bruges. This small establishment will serve you probably the best truffles you've tasted, and has undeniably friendly service.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Shopping Fanatic
    Tips
    • Try the espresso or the salted caramel.
    • Nearby: Symposion (Oostmeers 41) has brilliant stationery and paper goods.
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #14 of 86 Shopping in Bruges
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • 布魯日的朱古力手信 10/02/2019
    • Traditional, home made, artisan chocolate. 14/01/2019
    • Pur Chocolat Artisanale Chocolatier
    Address:
    Walstraat 1
    Bruges 8000
    Belgium
    Phone:
    +32 496 29 95 97
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    10:00 AM - 6:30 PM
    Other:
  • 't Apostelientje
    Gift & Speciality Shops
    Sravya R Says:

    In a town filled with lace shops, this is a place to buy authentic handmade lace. There are some pieces that are centuries old, and the owners are informative and helpful. Although the lace is expensive, it is a wonderful quality souvenir to take back home.

    Good for
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Shopping Fanatic
    • Hidden Gems
    Tips
    • Even if you don't make a purchase, it is interesting to look around and absorb a little of Bruges history with a peek into this important industry.
    • This shop is a little outside the town center, but still walkable.
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #7 of 86 Shopping in Bruges
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Wonderland for lace enthusiasts. 24/10/2018
    • Amazing lace & owner 07/10/2018
    • 't Apostelientje
    Address:
    Balstraat 11
    Bruges 8000
    Belgium
    Phone:
    +32 50 33 78 60
    Other:
  • The Bottle Shop
    Gift & Speciality Shops
    Sravya R Says:

    For something a little alcoholic, try The Bottle Shop, where you can find a brilliant variety of Belgian beers and alcoholic drinks, which you can buy as boxed gifts as an alternative to chocolate. The staff are keen to make suggestions based on your taste.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Shopping Fanatic
    Tips
    • The prices here tend to be a lot more reasonable than at other specialty beer shops.
    • Nearby: Delvaux (Briedelstraat 2) is a luxury Belgian label selling quality leather bags, while the stylish Meire on (Geldmundstraat 6) is a place to find great clothes.
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #4 of 86 Shopping in Bruges
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • So much choice! 18/02/2019
    • Excellent staff and knowledgeable 31/01/2019
    • The Bottle Shop
    Address:
    Wollestraat 13
    Bruges 8000
    Belgium
    Phone:
    +32 50 34 99 80
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    10:00 AM - 6:30 PM
    Other:
  • Juliette
    Restaurants (Belgian, Cafe, European)
    Sravya R Says:

    A rather wonderful bakery selling a variety of freshly-baked biscuits. The enticing smell is enough to win you over.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Shopping Fanatic
    Tips
    • Don't allow yourself to leave without trying the 'speculoos' (type of spiced shortcrust biscuit).
    • Nearby: L’Héroïne (Noordzandstraat 32) features gorgeous clothes by top Belgian designers in an upmarket but very inviting atmosphere. A nice place to peruse the racks!
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #168 of 666 restaurants in Bruges
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Little gem! My new fav place to eat 04/03/2019
    • Best Breakfast in Town 01/01/2019
    • Juliette
    Address:
    Dweersstraat 15
    Bruges 8000
    Belgium
    Phone:
    +32 50 61 66 50
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