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Belgium Shopping – Shops, Stores, Best Buys & Inside Tips

Belgium Shopping

Belgium is a state in western Europe that is among the most densely populated on the continent. Tourists to the area will find there are a number of local stores at which to do their shopping.

Food Stores

Belgium is definitely a country for food lovers.

Belgian chocolate is made exclusively with cocoa butter and is famous for its pralines. There are probably too many chocolate shops to describe all of them. However, in each and every shop, the displays are wonderful. You’ll find chocolate of all types and designs present.

In addition to being able to stock up on some fantastic luxury chocolates, Belgium is also a well-known producer of beer, especially in Brugge. One restaurant offers over 100 types of beer on its menu. As well as chocolate and beer, the Grotemarkt and Vismarkt markets offer a wide array of local foods, wines, and other delicacies.

There are also many local bread stores in Belgium, and the country is known for the diverse types of bread it produces. These include breads of wheat, rye, oats, and more. These breads can be sweetened or not sweetened, salted or unsalted, and come in countless variations.

Local Products

Kathe Wohlfahrt is a German based Christmas store that has several locations in Germany, one in France, and one in Brugge, Belgium. The store in Brugge is very close to Market Square and is a great placce to buy Christmas decorations. While in Brugge, you can also stop by Jean Moust to buy classic style art painting to take home.

Editor’s note: The information contained on this page was compiled using real traveler reviews about shopping in Belgium.          

By Patricia Magaña

Always on the lookout for value-oriented travel, Senior Editor Patricia Magaña has trekked throughout the States, Latin America, and Europe. Follow her on Instagram @PatiTravels.

Since joining the editorial crew in 2005, Magaña has pounced on incredible deals to Amsterdam, Madrid, and San Pedro Sula—each for less than $300. Her favorite travel experiences involve discovering street art while meandering a city, chatting up locals, and day drinking.

Her stories have appeared on USA Today, Huffington Post, Yahoo!, TripAdvisor, AirfareWatchdog, and other publications.

Email Patricia at editor@smartertravel.com.

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