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Local Love

Don't miss out on a visit to these shops! Discover here a great selection of authentic addresses beyond the well-trodden paths where locals enjoy visiting often. These range from established speciality businesses which have been run by passionate, local entrepreneurs for at least 5 years to original, creative Bruges makers.  And don't forget to surprise your friends back home with an original or handmade gift!

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The favourite addresses of Albert Edelman

Albert Edelman has lived in Bruges since 2011. Albert is artistic coordinator for Early Music at the Concert Hall. Here are his best addresses.

The favourite addresses of Michel Dewilde

Michel Dewilde lives in Ghent. He is responsible for the Visual Arts programme at the Cultuurcentrum (Cultural Centre) and is together with Till-Holger Borchert curator of the 2018 Triennial, which returns to Bruges this year. Here are his best addresses.

The favourite addresses of Sharon Evans

Sharon Evans has lived in Bruges since 1991. Sharon runs Quasimodo and organises bus trips to among other the Westhoek, where she gives guided tours to many hundreds of tourists. Here are her best addresses.

The favourite addresses of Sonia Papili

Sonia Papili has lived in Bruges since 2006. She is a geologist with the Ministry of Defence and a tourist guide in Bruges. Here are her best addresses.

The favourite addresses of Till-Holger Borchert

Till-Holger Borchert, director-general of Musea Brugge and chief curator of the Groeninge Museum, lives in Brussels but works in Bruges. He is the author of countless publications on the Flemish primitives. This year, together with Michel Dewilde, he is curator of the 2018 Triennial. Here are his best addresses.

Five shops for kids in Bruges that are just too cute

This time I explored the local kids shops in Bruges and here is my top five list! Check them out and you’ll agree with me that they are just too cute to be true.