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Market days

Market days

Wednesdays: 8.00 a.m.-1.30 p.m. - Markt: food and flowers Saturdays: 8.00 a.m.-1.30 p.m. - ‘t Zand: miscellaneous Wednesday to Saturday: 8.00 a.m.-1.30 p.m. - Vismarkt: fish Saturdays, Sundays, public holidays and bridge days in the period 15 March to 15 November and also on Fridays in the period June to September: 10.00 a.m.-6.00 p.m. -Dijver: antiques, bric-à-brac and crafts Daily during the period 15 March to 15 November: 9.00 a.m.-5.00 p.m. and during the period 16 November to 14 March: 10.00 a.m.-4.00 p.m. - Vismarkt: artisanal products.
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Where to shop?

Where to shop?

Because Bruges is pedestrian-friendly and the main streets are all close to each other, shopping here is a relaxing experience. The most important shopping streets run between the Market Square and the old city gates: Steenstraat, Simon Stevinplein, Mariastraat, Zuidzandstraat, Sint-Jakobsstraat, Sint-Amandsstraat, Geldmuntstraat, Noordzandstraat, Smedenstraat, Vlamingstraat, Academiestraat, Philipstockstraat, Hoogstraat, Langestraat and Katelijnestraat. There is also a shopping centre, the Zilverpand, between Noordzandstraat and Zuidzandstraat. In Steenstraat, you will find the famous brand names, whereas Langestraat boasts many little second-hand and bric-à-brac shops. The large hypermarkets are located just outside the city centre.
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When to shop?

When to shop?

Most shops operate from Monday to Saturday, opening at 10.00 a.m. and closing at either 6.00 or 6.30 p.m. But even on Sundays you don’t need to leave Bruges empty-handed; many specialist stores are open on Sundays as well. And on ‘Shopping Sundays’ – the first Sunday of the month, from 1.00 p.m. to 6.00 p.m., except on public holidays – they are joined by many of the other shops. There is restricted access for traffic on Saturday afternoon and ‘Shopping Sundays’ (from 1.00 p.m. to 6.00 p.m.) in the following shopping streets: Zuidzandstraat, Steenstraat, Geldmuntstraat and Noordzandstraat.
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#LocalLove - A fine selection of authentic shops

#LocalLove - A fine selection of authentic shops

With the #LocalLove city map in your hand, you can discover a fine selection of Bruges shopping addresses with character. No mass production here, but specialist businesses spread across the city, each offering top quality and each run for more than five years by a passionate local entrepreneur or a creative Bruges craftsperson. Their specialities are many and varied: delicatessen shops, interior design, original fashion stores, rare books and manuscripts... If you are looking for something a little bit out of the ordinary and are prepared to leave the beaten track to find it, shopping in shops where the locals also love to go, then the #LocalLove addresses are ideal for you. Sounds like your cup of tea? Pick up a free #LocalLove map from one of the tourist offices.
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Find your own art treasures with #ArtandAntiques

Find your own art treasures with #ArtandAntiques

For lovers of centuries-old objéts d’art, unique manuscripts, 17th century paintings, more modern artistic creations and contemporary photography, Bruges is a veritable paradise – and not just in the city’s museums! Let the #ArtandAntiques map lead you to some of the finest and most reputable art galleries and antique stores, where you can make your acquaintance with the unique and high-quality offer that has something to suit every taste and budget. So why not pop in to one of our tourist offices and pick up a free copy of the #ArtandAntiques map.
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Handmade in Brugge

Handmade in Brugge

Bruges is full of passionate and highly motivated creative spirits, who day after day prove that craftsmanship has a future and that Bruges’ craftsmanship is timeless. Modern-day artisans who produce their wares locally and by hand are recognized with the award of the Handmade in Bruges label. The Handmade in Bruges guide (available in Dutch, French, German and English and available for free from the tourist offices) bundles together these ‘makers of things’, putting them both literally and figuratively on the map, allowing you to find your way with ease to one of their many stores or workshops selling handmade goods. And once you are there, you are almost certain to leave with an original, handmade gift – either for yourself or for your family and friends at home. Make sure you also visit De Makersrepubliek at Academiestraat 14, an open house for Bruges craftsmen, young entrepreneurs and start-ups. The home to Handmade in Bruges is situated Sint-Jakobsstraat 36.
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