Sleeping and Shopping in Bruges

March 23 , 2015 by: Hong Food, Places

Did you know that the historic city center of Bruges is a UNESCO World Heritage Site? One can understand why after exploring just a small part of the city square. This is where we focused most of our attention for two days. I arrived at the train station early in the afternoon and was able to hop onto a local bus that took me towards the vicinity of the hotel. Our hotel was not too far from the main square but of course I found myself having to ask for directions from a sweet school boy making his way home.

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The hotel itself was quaint. My favorite part of the stay was the morning breakfast.

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I know it sounds silly but I LOVE a European breakfast, and this one was fantastic!

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After my arrival at the hotel I set out to discover the town and had previously read up about this cute shop.

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It is one of the best curated shops I’ve been to. They sell everything from candies to linens to an exceptional stationery collection. They also have a collection of sweet children’s toys. And of course with its Danish influence, the shop was very clean and aesthetically pleasing.

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I wandered off one afternoon and was technically lost but found the sweetest bakery. I had a chance to chat with the owner, Kim, for some time and got to know her and her little family. Her talents truly speak for themselves.

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I love it when “wandering” allows you to truly connect with the locals. I would highly recommend it!

Here are some other shops I would highly recommend:

For chocolates go here.

For a taste of what a Target store may be like in Bruges, go here.

Of course you also have your typical brands such as Zara, H&M, Esprit, etc…I did check out those shops as well since they tend to carry different collections in different parts of the world.

Next up, where to eat and what to do!

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