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.


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


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


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


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.


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.


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!


Add a comment

Find me on:

Twitter Facebook Pinterest Wedding Gawker Craft Gawker


  • Spent the weekend at anchor in Liberty Bay. These types of weekends alway remind me of how little we really need in life; nourishment, warmth, love, and a little attention. Happy Earth Day.
  • One of the things I love most about travel is the the discovery of universal languages such as food and an appreciation for culture. Some cities of course are better hosts than others at this but the discovery is part of the magic. This concludes my travel posts but I’ve decided to resurrect my blog to post more photos and tips specifically about Lisbon since some of you have inquired. More to come! ❤️
  • Lisbon; lively and busy but time stand stills. Modern with lots of character and respectful of traditions. Do yourself a favor and book your next trip to Lisbon. .
#lisboa #shotoniphone #colorfulbuildings #lisbon #travelphotography #purpleaesthetic

Follow Me

Latest Pins on Pinterest

  • Brown Paper Tickets

  • Brown Paper Tickets