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!