Where to shop?
Shopping in Bruges is an absolute pleasure thanks to the compact and pedestrian-friendly town centre with its many shopping streets. The main shopping streets are in the area between the Markt and the old city gates: Steenstraat, Simon Stevinplein, Mariastraat, Zuidzandstraat, Sint-Jakobsstraat, Ezelstraat, Sint-Amandsstraat, Geldmuntstraat, Noordzandstraat, Smedenstraat, Vlamingstraat, Academiestraat, Philipstockstraat, Hoogstraat, Langestraat and Katelijnestraat. But don’t forget to explore the side streets, too – each neighbourhood has its own atmosphere and each street its own identity. The unique Zilverpand shopping centre is located between Noordzandstraat and Zuidzandstraat. You will also find a great selection of top-quality shops and speciality stores in other neighbourhoods of Bruges. It is definitely worth taking a wander!
The large hypermarkets are located just outside the city centre. You don’t know where to start? On www.visitbruges.be there is a selection of well-established family businesses and creative entrepreneurs. These are all unique boutiques, situated close to the city centre, and each guaranteed to give you a great shopping experience.