The stunning city of Bruges attracts thousands of visitors from across the globe every year who are drawn to its cobbled streets, Gothic architecture and, most importantly, its abundance of delicious chocolate. To help you navigate the city’s array of chocolatiers, we took a look at some of the finest places selling chocolates in Bruges.
Start your sweet hunt with a visit to one of the newer shops in Bruges, Dumon. This family-run establishment uses only the finest ingredients and has received awards for the high quality of its chocolates; making it a must for true chocoholics. Like all good chocolate shops, Dumon makes its product in-house, and its state-of-the-art chocolate workshop is even eco friendly, so you have one less thing to feel guilty about…
For those with more experimental tastes, make your way to The Chocolate Line. Setting up shop in a historical chapel-turned-store, you can enjoy unbelievable flavours. Famous for unusual combinations such as wasabi or tobacco, this is one of the few chocolate stores that has been mentioned in the prestigious Michelin Guide.
As your confectionary quest continues, make time to visit Sweertvaegher; one of the older chocolate shops in Bruges. Crafting mouth-watering morsels since 1933, the historical shop is renowned for exceptional craftsmanship and making some of the best pralines on the planet. You never know what to expect when you come into the store, as the selection changes every two days, but what you can be certain of is that each handmade chocolate will be lovingly created with the finest quality cocoa butter.
The final must-see stop on your sugary pilgrimage should be The Old Chocolate House. Here you can put your feet up in the upstairs tea room and enjoy a cup of their rich, indulgent hot chocolate. Choccie connoisseurs can then explore the bespoke range of luxury pralines, truffles and candied fruit dipped in rich chocolate.
Whether you’re mad for milk chocolate or have a deep desire for dark chocolates, Bruges has everything to satisfy your sweet-toothed cravings. Visit this confectionary cloud nine with P&O Ferries, and you can explore everything Belgium has to offer.