Bruges being an extremely touristic city, you will find a lot of souvenir shops highlighting local crafts.
The typical product of the region is lace.
You will therefore see them everywhere in the streets of Bruges, with other shops presenting multitudes of souvenirs, each more kitsch than the other, ranging from miniature reproductions of Bruges houses to t-shirts and figurines.
Then of course there are the chocolates and the beer (each beer corresponds to a certain glass). Chocolate factories often showcase the process of making tasty treats.
Temptation is everywhere in the streets of Bruges, especially as the smells are added to the sight...
See also our activity: Excursion to Ghent and Bruges
Apart from the tourist shops, be aware that many inhabitants of Brussels will spend a day in Bruges for shopping.
They appreciate the concentration of shops here in a very small number of streets.
The two main shopping streets in Bruges are the Geldmundstraat and Steenstraat.
Finally, note that the local pastries are delicious. The Flemish have an impressive sense of detail and know how to pamper their guests.
If you order a coffee at the “de Medici” tea room, it is brought to you on a large tray with a scoop of ice cream, whipped cream, a cream puff, and a chocolate to accompany your drink!
To end on a high note, the Café de Garre, known to all the city's students, located in a XNUMXth century house, offers you an exceptional beer menu, including beers brewed on site.
Most of them are well above 10 degrees of alcohol and are so "dangerous" that the owners always refuse to serve more than 3 beers.
We even advise you to stop before… At your own risk!
Useful information :
Salon de thé « De Medici » : Geldmuntstraat 9.
Café de Garre: De Garre 1, next to Breidelstraat.
Photos : Judith Burger