Bruges is an ideal city for shopping with boutiques, speciality stores, clothing chains, souvenir shops, chocolate shops, and more. You can stroll around the charming centre between the squares and terraces, among the wonderful buildings with countless bistros and restaurants where you can enjoy a bite to eat or a something to drink during and after shopping.
There are various shopping districts in the centre of Bruges, each with their own assets. Steenstraat and Noordzandstraat are the two major shopping streets, yet it's also worthwhile exploring the side streets surrounding these busy thoroughfares. Bruges is also renowned for its quaint shops selling handmade lace, located in the heart of the city.
In addition, there are plenty of unexpected shopping opportunities outside the old city gates, from local shopkeepers to large-scale stores along the major routes. Bear in mind that many shops in Bruges are closed on Sundays, although a lot of them open that day during the festive season and the sales period (January and July).
Our hotel Karel de Stoute lies 500 m from the shopping centre, making it ideally positioned for a day or weekend shopping in Bruges.