Being the chocolate lover that I am I just could not not try some of these while we were visiting and although Boyfriend isn’t such a sweet tooth as I am, he was very curious about the small alcohol filled chocolates we saw everywhere.
So he got some.
I decided to try something non-chocolaty (weird, I know) and bought a piece of strawberry marzipan with some ‘normal’ marzipan around it.
The strawberry marzipan was really good, but the piece of normal marzipan around it wasn’t anything special. Boyfriend was really pleased with his chocolates, that each held a different kind of alcohol (whisky, rum, liquor …).
The chocolate stores we looked at all seemed to ask about the same prize for their goods, which wasn’t a cheap one. We paid about €13 for just the chocolates and the marzipan and while they were tasty, they weren’t that mind blowing for what they’d cost.
I think it’s just what you get when a place becomes known for something: businesses take advantage.
The Bruges Wall of Beer
Besides for the many chocolate stores, Bruges is also a great place to taste some of Belgium’s many beers. While wandering through Bruges we found this small bar that had a wall of beer with bottles from at least 100 different kinds of Belgian beers and their accompanying glasses.
They even had a beer scooter!
I don’t drink beer, but Boyfriend was eager to try a “Brugse Zot” (“Fool from Bruges”), a local beer and so he ordered one at 2be, the beer bar right by the Wall of Beer.
Practical information Wall of Beer Bruges
Beer bar 2be – Wall of Beer
We didn’t make it to, Brewery De Halve Maan, but if you have the time: it comes highly recommended.
A quick lunch
You’d think we went to the beer bar after lunch, now wouldn’t you? Well, at least it was noon already.
After some more walking around we started to get hungry and we found this little place that was offering freshly made soup with bread for about €5. As we were both cold, soup seemed like the perfect lunch so we went for it.
We just wanted a quick lunch, but you’ll have no problem finding fancier restaurants and/or places with an elaborate menu in Bruges. It’s a touristy place, but looking at the menus outside of some of the restaurants I didn’t get the feeling that prices were exuberantly high.
Where to stay in Bruges
Check Booking.com for a wide range of hotel options.
If you’re looking for an apartment rather than a hotel, I recommend checking airbnb. Sign up through my link and get a discount on your first stay!