The Concertgebouw (Concert Building) in Bruges is a new building – absolutely striking in difference to Continue reading “The Concertgebouw (Concert Building), Bruges, Belgium”
This Museum housed in an unassuming building is one of only 5 diamond museums in the world. Since Bruges has an important place in the evolution of the diamond trade in Belgium, it is only fitting that such a museum is established here. It has been known that Continue reading “The Diamond Museum (Diamantmuseum Brugge), Bruges, Belgium”
This deals with the history of chocolates starting from the Mayans and Aztecs of the ancient Americas who used the cocoa beans extensively. The choco-story deals with the journey of chocolate from that era to the present times- a 2500 year history. The details of the production of various kinds and forms of chocolates can be seen here. There are over a thousand original artifacts related to chocolate production. After the tour one can get to sample the museum’s in-house chocolates creations.
Address of Chocolate museum in Bruges:
Sint-Jansstraat 7b, 8000 Bruges
Timings: Daily 10 am to 5 pm
The most famous and “official” chocolate of the city is the “Brugsch Swaantje” (Bruges Swan) which is available at almost all chocolatiers in the city who are members of Bruges Chocolate Guild.
Towards the south-west of the Market Square, is located the St. Saviours Cathedral on the Sint-Salvatorskerkhof . The Heilige-Geeststraat leads from this street to Mariastraat where the Church Of Our Lady is located. One can visit these two Continue reading “St. Saviour’s Cathedral (Sint Salvators-kathedraal), Bruges, Belgium”
The St. John’s Hospital of yester years is now the Memling in Sint-Janshospitaal Museum. It is one of the oldest Hospital buildings in Europe. It gives a poignant view of the medieval hospital. A tribute to those times the exhibits include Continue reading “The Hospital of St. John (Sint-Janshospitaal), Bruges (Brugge), Belgium”