Wollestraat – A Yummy Street in Bruges

Belgian chocolates

WOLLESTRAAT IN BRUGES HAS AMAZING CHOCOLATE AND BEER SHOPS, CAFES AND MORE: Wollestraat is a main street in Bruges which runs from the Grote Markt to the Dijver canal where it crosses Bruges’ famous Rozenhoedkaai. Our local Bruges guide calls it Yummy Street because she regularly stops at a few food shops here to indulge […]

World-Class Belgian Lace

Buying lace in Belgium

BELGIAN LACE IS ANOTHER OF THE COUNTRY’S FAMOUS EXPORTS: Belgium is famous for its chocolates and beers, but one important Belgian export which is perhaps not too well-publicised is Belgian lace. Belgium’s lacemakers have been a vital contributor to the country’s economy since the 12th century and if you’re interested in lace, Brussels and Bruges […]

Saint-Hubertus Royal Gallery – A Grand Shopping Arcade

Galeries Saint-Hubert - © Brussels International/M. Van Hulst

SAINT-HUBERTUS GALLERY IN BRUSSELS WAS THE FIRST SHOPPING ARCADE IN EUROPE: Sitting high up, in the same class of grand arcades as the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II in Milan and The Passage in St. Petersburg, is the Saint-Hubertus Royal Gallery (Koninklijke Sint-Hubertusgalerijen in Dutch).  However, St Hubertus has the distinction of being the first shopping […]

Maasmechelen Village – Designer discount outlet

Maasmechelen Village, Belgium

Designer outlet for discerning shoppers: You don’t have to do an overland track to get to a Designer discount outlet in Belgium. Although Maasmechelen Village is set in the beautiful Belgium countryside it is is easily reached by road from across Belgium, northwest Germany and the Netherlands. The Village is only 20 minutes from Maastricht […]

Shopping on your Belgium holiday

Shopping in Brussels

What to Buy in Belgium? Belgium has made a reputation for itself in a number of products and some of these you don’t even have to travel to Belgium to enjoy. Belgian chocolate for example is world famous, not to mention Belgian beers. Other famous products include: Artwork It’s an important center of the art […]