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Are you a shopping queen or bargain hunter, in antique shops or art galleries? Whatever your style, Bruges' authentic boutiques offer something for everyone. Not to be missed boutiques , where locals also like to shop. From established specialist stores, to concepts by original, creative Bruges entrepreneurs. Driven by passion, they are the creative force behind our diverse offering.

The historic city centre gives your shopping experience that extra bit of flair.

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  • Marc Van De Wiele
    Back in 1976, Marc Van de Wiele started his business here specialising in illustrated books dating from the 15th century right up to the 20th century, offering everything from medical publications to atlases...
  • Antiques van Elsen
    Yves-Henri Elsen has a passion for special objects, and he searches all across Europe to find treasures...
    Antiques van Elsen

    Antiques van Elsen

    Yves-Henri Elsen has a passion for special objects, and he searches all across Europe to find treasures. Back home in Bruges, he assembles...
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  • Depot d'O
    Depot d'O is a veritable curiosity cabinet, a treasure trove of quirky household finds...
    Depot d'O

    Depot d'O

    Depot d'O is a veritable curiosity cabinet, a treasure trove of quirky household finds. Full of wonderful items from all around the world -...
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  • Kathleen Storme
    Kathleen Storme only sells things that she herself has fallen in love with...
    Kathleen Storme

    Kathleen Storme

    Kathleen Storme only sells things that she herself has fallen in love with. These eclectic offerings cover everything from the 17th century...
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  • Yannick De Hondt
    After graduating with a degree in African Philology and History, Yannick De Hondt decided to open his own gallery specialising in - you guessed it - European and African art...
    Yannick De Hondt

    Yannick De Hondt

    After graduating with a degree in African Philology and History, Yannick De Hondt decided to open his own gallery specialising in - you...
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  • Jean Moust
    Jean Moust has been running this gallery specialising in 17th century Flemish and Dutch paintings for the past 27 years...
    Jean Moust

    Jean Moust

    Jean Moust has been running this gallery specialising in 17th century Flemish and Dutch paintings for the past 27 years. The result is an...
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  • Lieven Moenaert
    Lieven Moenaert loves antiques and books, and you will find 10,000 books here, with everything from local art history to rare 15th century volumes and hundreds of old cadastre maps of (former) Flemish towns...
    Lieven Moenaert

    Lieven Moenaert

    Lieven Moenaert loves antiques and books, and you will find 10,000 books here, with everything from local art history to rare 15th century...
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  • Greet Verbeke Antiques
    Right in the heart of Bruges you will find this 19th century building full of art, antiques and curiosities...
    Greet Verbeke Antiques

    Greet Verbeke Antiques

    Right in the heart of Bruges you will find this 19th century building full of art, antiques and curiosities. Greet Verbeke is offering...
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  • Papyrus Antiques
    Do not be fooled by its name...
    Papyrus Antiques

    Papyrus Antiques

    Do not be fooled by its name. You won’t find paper here, but wonderful old silver, antique jewellery, special ‘objets de vertu’,...
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  • Rob Michiels
    International auction house Rob Michiels Auctions specialises in Asian art and European ceramics...
    Rob Michiels

    Rob Michiels

    International auction house Rob Michiels Auctions specialises in Asian art and European ceramics. With a long history of antique businesses...
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  • Antiques Didier Abbeloos
    Didier Abbeloos is passionate about quality antiques...
    Antiques Didier Abbeloos

    Antiques Didier Abbeloos

    Didier Abbeloos is passionate about quality antiques. Happily, that's what he does for a job, so he's a happy man! This passion has led to...
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  • Marc Michot
    Marc Michot's gallery has been well known for many years for its wide selection of Chinese ceramics and art, and is the only gallery in Belgium of its genre offering such a wide range...
    Marc Michot

    Marc Michot

    Marc Michot's gallery has been well known for many years for its wide selection of Chinese ceramics and art, and is the only gallery in...
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  • Antiek Theatergalerij – Atelier Papageno
    Antiek Theatergalerij – Atelier Papageno is an antiques shop with its own workshop for restorations and can boast over 50 years of experience in the business...
Handmade in Brugge

Handmade in Brugge

The Handmade in Brugge label recognises passionate and driven makers, who day after day add colour to Bruges with their craft.

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Carefree shopping in Bruges

Bruges is a great place for shopping. Stroll through the shopping streets, discover quaint boutiques or delve into a cozy antique store in search of hidden bargains. With our practical info, you'll be off to a good start.

Bruges is a compact city. That means pleasant shopping, because you can wander from one shopping street to another in no time. Between Market Square and the old city gates at the periphery of the centre, it's a veritable voyage of discovery. In the shopping streets themselves you will find both authentic Bruges makers and larger chains.

Winkelstraten in Brugge
Map of Bruges shopping streets

Find out about the diverse offering in:

  • the Steenstraat
  • Simon Stevin Square
  • the Mariastraat
  • the Zuidzandstraat
  • the Sint-Jakobsstraat
  • the Ezelstraat
  • the Sint-Amandsstraat
  • the Geldmuntstraat
  • the Noordzandstraat
  • the Smedenstraat
  • the Vlamingstraat
  • the Academiestraat
  • the Philipstockstraat
  • the Hoogstraat
  • the Langestraat
  • the Katelijnestraat
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In the well-known shopping streets, you’ll definitely get your fill. These are the streets that form a loop between Market Square and 't Zand Square. Shopaholics will find the established chains and well-known brands here. You will also find a number of small supermarkets.

Venture off this central circuit, and there is a lot to discover in the side streets and hidden shopping spots. How about vintage bargains, surprising classics and friendly family-owned shops?

  • For example, the Langestraat and Hoogstraat are a paradise for hipster guys and rockabilly girls, with trendy and creative start-ups, vintage deco and popular food and drink addresses. Including greenery and art on the facades.
  • Are you looking for unique shopping addresses to give your interior a makeover? Or you're going to treat yourself to handmade jewellery? Then head straight to the Sint Jakobsstraat and the Ezelstraat.
  • There's nothing like shopping to whet the appetite, and Bruges has got that base covered too. Top culinary addresses are ready to welcome you, all throughout the city centre. Definitely don't forget to have a nose around the Zilverpand shopping centre for a cozy brunch or quick bite.

Every nook therefore has its own unique identity, with the historic backdrop of Bruges as the common thread.

Nothing beats the fun of shopping at a market. Fresh products, enthusiastic traders and warm human contact: that's what nourishes the soul. You can scour the market in Bruges just about every day.

  • Monday, 8.00 a.m. to 1.30 p.m.: general market, Onder de Toren, Lissewege
  • Wednesday, 8.00 a.m. to 1.30 p.m.: food and flowers, Markt, Bruges
  • Friday, 8.00 a.m. to 1.30 p.m.: general market, Marktplein, Zeebrugge
  • Saturday, 8.00 a.m. to 1.30 p.m.: general market, ‘t Zand, Bruges
  • Sunday, 7.00 a.m. to 2.00 p.m.: general market, Veemarkt, Sint-Michiels
  • Wednesday through Saturday, 8.00 a.m. to 1.30 p.m.: fish at the Vismarkt
  • Every day, 9.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m. (15/3 to 15/11) or 10.00 a.m. to 4.00 p.m. (16/11 to 14/3): artisanal products, Vismarkt
  • Saturdays, Sundays, bridge days and public holidays (15/3 to 15/11) and Fridays, June to September, 10.00 a.m. to 6.00 p.m.: antiques, bric-a-brac, and crafts, Dijver, Bruges

Shopping is even more enjoyable in a low-traffic environment. That's why Bruges restricts and/or excludes traffic in certain shopping streets. This applies:

  • Every day in the Steenstraat and Katelijnestraat, from 1.00 p.m. to 6.00 p.m.
  • On Saturday and Sunday in the Zuidzandstraat, the Geldmuntstraat and the Noordzandstraat, between 1.00 p.m. and 6.00 p.m.

Buses from De Lijn are authorised in the entire low-traffic zone. So visitors can still reach the city centre via public transport.