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.
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.
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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?
Every nook therefore has its own unique identity, with the historic backdrop of Bruges as the common thread.
On weekdays or weekends, shops are almost always open in Bruges. Most stores open their doors from 10.00 a.m. and stay open until 6.00 or 6.30 p.m. Many stores are open on Sundays in any case, but every first Sunday of the month (excluding public holidays) is shopping Sunday in Bruges. More stores are open on this monthly shopping day than on other Sundays. From 1.00 p.m. until 6.00 p.m. What's more, the shopping streets between 't Zand Square and Market Square are then low-traffic, to make your shopping trip even more enjoyable.
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.
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:
Buses from De Lijn are authorised in the entire low-traffic zone. So visitors can still reach the city centre via public transport.