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Inspiring chocolatiers

Bruges is the chocolate city par excellence. The city has more than 50 passionate chocolatiers and acts as a genuine chocolate laboratory. This is a place where established names and fresh up-and-coming talent complement each other. In Bruges you can both sample the traditional chocolate craft and boundary-pushing chocolate creations. The presence of so much creativity raises the quality of Bruges chocolate to new heights. Nowhere in the world will you find better chocolate.

  • Spegelaere chocolaterie
    today: 08:30 - 12:00 / 13:30 - 18:30
    The Chocolatier Spegelaere is described by connoisseurs as Bruges' best-kept secret.
  • today: closed
    For some 20 years, the Chocolatier Roose has been the place to go for anyone who wants a wonderful slab of chocolate.
  • Dumon chocolaterie
    today: 10:00 - 18:30

    Every bit as special is the brainchild of Stephan Dumon, the Chocolaterie Dumon.

  • today: closed
    This story begins in the chocolaterie Vinerande where a young man, Guy Bastenier, was assisting his uncle in the workshop and learning the tricks of the trade there at the start of the 1960s.
  • today: 10:00 - 18:00
    This family company, today run by Françoise Thomaes, impresses through an extensive assortment of chocolate, a fine range of artisanal cookies and gingerbread and a collection of pralines that associates the two.Those with a sweet tooth will immediately also take home a stock of home-made marzipan or truffles and no one can spurn the world-renowned chocolate milk here.
  • Depla chocolaterie
    today: 10:00 - 18:00

    The tight, contemporary interior suggests otherwise, but the Chocolaterie Depla was established in 1958 and indeed by the father of Pol Depla who runs the establishment today.

  • Sukerbuyc
    today: 08:30 - 18:30
    Sukerbuyc is the point of reference in Bruges and the surrounding area.
  • The Chocolate Line
    today: 09:30 - 18:30
    Dominique Persoone, the man who runs The Chocolate Line, is a legend both at home and abroad.
  • Sweertvaegher
    today: 10:00 - 12:00 / 12:30 - 18:00
    This story begins in Ypres in 1933 and shifts to Bruges in 1950.
  • Pierre Marcolini
    today: 10:00 - 19:00
    Pierre Marcolini is a concept in Belgium and far beyond.
  • Pralinette
    today: 09:00 - 18:00
    This family business sells hand-filled chocolates made of fine, dark chocolate, without adding sugar.
  • BbyB
    today: 10:00 - 12:00 / 13:00 - 18:00
    Top chef Bart Desmidt of Michelin-starred restaurant Bartholomeus has created the BbyB chocolate line with the inspiration and vision that typifies him.
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