INSPIRING MAKERS: WALK-IN VISITS

Adolphe Sax & Cie
Karel Goetghebeur is determined to put Belgium back on the map as a centre for the saxophone. That is why he bought the rights to the brand name ‘Adolphe Sax & Cie’ in 2012. He is reviving the brand established by Adolphe Sax, the inventor of the saxophone, with a focus on contemporary ease of play, beautiful sounds and innovation.

  Gistelse Steenweg 97, 8200 Sint-Andries | 0497 55 55 85
  Mon & Wen: 2pm to 6pm | Sat: 1pm to 5.30pm | or by appointment

Antiek Theatergalerij / Atelier Papageno
Beautiful antique shop with its own restoration workshop. Atelier Papageno is accomplished in both the antique and modern techniques of restoring furniture to its original condition and reupholstering seats.

  Vlamingstraat 52, 8000 Brugge | 050 33 05 94
  Tue to Sat: 10am to noon & 2pm to 6pm

Arte / Grossé
More than 200 years of expertise in manufacturing and restoring religious vestments, candlesticks, chandeliers, holy water vessels, chalices ... A visit to the studio is possible by appointment: 050 38 05 45.

  L. Bauwensstraat 17, 8200 Sint-Andries | 050 38 05 45
  Mon to Fri: 8.30am to noon & 1.30pm to 5.30pm

Brouwerij De Halve Maan
The oldest working brewery of Bruges. Makers of Straffe Hendrik and Brugse Zot, both of which can be sampled on the spot.
  Walplein 26, 8000 Brugge | 
050 44 42 22
  Mon to Fri: guided tours every hour from 11am to 3pm. Sat & Sun: guided tours every hour from 11am to 4pm.

Cafuné Specialty Bar
Cafuné prides itself on being a speciality café, serving only the best quality, fair-trade, short-chain coffee. Each cup is meticulously made by passionate baristas Elliott and Maaike. Pure indulgence, especially if you also treat yourself to a slice of home-made cake, some sourdough bread or a bowl of granola.

  Academiestraat 8, 8000 Brugge | 0484 97 65 61
  Mon, Thu & Fri: 8.30am to 5.30pm | Sat & Sun: 9am to 6pm

 
Chocolaterie Spegelaere
Chocolatier with the longest family tradition in Bruges. Their famous chocolate grapes, filled with marzipan or praliné, have now become a staple in many party buffets in Bruges.

  Ezelstraat 92, 8000 Brugge | 050 33 60 52
  Tue to Sat: 8.30am to noon & 1.30pm to 6.30pm | Sun: 9am to 1pm


Chocolaterie Sukerbuyc / Tea-Room De Proeverie
The artisanal chocolates of this chocolatier are made on the premises according to traditional family recipes and can be sampled across the street in De Proeverie.

  Katelijnestraat 5-6, 8000 Brugge | 050 33 08 87
  Mon to Sun: 9.30 to 6pm
 
Confiserie Zucchero
The sweet specialist of Bruges, where sweets of all shapes and sizes are made. In fact, you can even have them personalised for special occasions.

  O.L.V. Kerkhof-Zuid 18, 8000 Brugge | 050 33 39 62
  Tue to Sat: 10am to 6pm | Sun: 11am to 6pm

 
De Broodsmid
Stefan Vandaele bakes bread and other delicious treats using traditional methods and all natural ingredients. His sourdough bread, artisan butter cookies and ‘baguette tradition’ are definitely worth a detour!

  Gistelse Steenweg 88, 8200 Sint-Andries | 050 31 31 32
  Tue to Sun: 7am to 6pm

 
Diamantmuseum Brugge / Diamanthuis Brugge
It’s a little-known fact that Bruges has a long tradition in diamond trading and polishing. The diamond museum in Bruges is working hard to keep this history and tradition alive. You can watch a demonstration of diamond polishing, take a look around the diamond laboratory or buy your own unique jewel in Diamanthuis Brugge.

  Katelijnestraat 43, 8000 Brugge | 050 34 20 56 & 050 33 64 33
  Mon to Sun: 10.30am to 5.30pm
 
Djamil Zenasni
Djamil Zenasni upholsters chairs and creates new pieces in a traditional way, using natural products. A must for fans of colourful fabrics!

  Hoogstraat 42, 8000 Brugge | 0478 23 21 07
  Mon, Thu & Fri: 2pm tot 5pm |  Sat: 10.30am to 12.30pm & 2pm to 5pm
 
Exclusive Drums
Dirk Defauw has been designing custom-made furniture for over 25 years. During that time, music and drumming have developed into more than just a hobby for Dirk, and his dream has now become reality with his business: ‘Exclusive Drums – custom made stave shell drums’.

  Pathoekeweg 34c, 8000 Brugge | 0477 79 87 77
  Mon to Fri: 1.30pm to 6pm | Sat: 10am to noon & 1.30 to 6pm
 
Fort Lapin
Brewer Kristof has 8 beers to his name: among which the Hoplapin 6, the fruity Fort Lapin 6 with hibiscus, the bittersweet Fort Lapin 8 Tripel and the spicy Fort Lapin 10 Quadrupel.

  Koolkerkse Steenweg 32, 8000 Brugge | 0495 50 26 70
  Fri: 10am to 6pm (shop) | Sat: 10am tot 6pm (shop & brewery) | also by appointment 

Frederiek Van Pamel
Step into the wonderful world of floral artist Frederiek Van Pamel. Come and discover his new interiors and concept store, and don’t forget to take a look around the orangery and garden.

  Ezelstraat 33, 8000 Brugge | 050 34 44 80
  Mon: 2pm to 6pm | Tue to Sat: 10am to 12.30pm & 1.30am to 6pm
 
Ginkgo Juwelen
Jonas Maes designs and makes his own jewellery collection in silver and gold. All the jewellery is designed and manufactured in his own workshop using a wide range of techniques: smelting, rolling, wire making, sawing, filing, soldering, polishing, etc.

  Mariastraat 12, 8000 Brugge |   0494 20 96 32
  Tue to Thu: 1pm to 6pm | Fri & Sat: 10am to 6pm

Juliette Handmade Biscuits
The scent of cinnamon will bring you to Juliette’s. Speciality here is ‘speculoos’, which is offered in no fewer than 8 variations.

  Wollestraat 31A, 8000 Brugge | 050 34 84 40
  Mon to Sun: 10am to 6pm | Sat: 10am to 6.30pm

Kantcentrum
A brand-new museum about an icon in the history of Bruges: lace! In the former lace school, the Lace Centre tells the story of lace, past and present. In the afternoon, you can watch today’s lace-makers hard at work or buy their fine lace in the shop!

  Balstraat 16, 8000 Brugge | 050 33 00 72
  Mon to Sun: 9.30am to 5pm | Lace demonstrations: Mon to Sat: 2 to 5pm.

KinGin Juwelenatelier
Every day, Nikolaas and Nathalie work tête-à-tête at their immensely long counter for hours. Each piece passes through their hands. Their range includes both sleek silver, classical gold and gemstones.

  Ezelstraat 27, 8000 Brugge | 050 34 19 09
  Tue to Fri: 2pm to 6.30pm | Sat: 9.30am to 12.30pm & 1.30pm to 6.30pm

Kunstateliers Slabbinck
Religious vestments, altar linens, banners and flags. For four generations, Slabbinck Art Studio has been making high-quality textiles for churches all over the world. Even the pope has been known to call on their services. The showroom is free to visit.

  L. Bauwensstraat 18, 8200 Sint-Andries | 050 31 25 57
  Mon to Fri: 9am to 5pm
 
Maud Bekaert - Letters & letters in Steen
This letter sculptress has a cosy workshop-cum-store which you are bound to leave with a unique gift, where you can rummage in portfolios or discuss an order. Maud’s work can be recognised from the sleek and minimalist style.

  Sint-Clarastraat 40, 8000 Brugge | 0475 26 95 58
  Fri: 10am to noon & 2pm to 6pm |  Sat: 10am to 1pm
  

Papierschepperij Piet Moerman
Piet creates his own paper, including his own watermark, and he can do this for you in larger numbers.

  Greinschuurstraat 4, 8000 Brugge | 050 34 57 06 & 0473 45 15 47

Patisserie Academie
Patisserie that goes back to the essence: pure flavours, seasonal ingredients and a limited use of sugar and butter. The chef, who used to work in the threestar restaurant De Karmeliet, adds his own twist to traditional pastries. What, for example, would you say to an éclair with grapefruit, fromage frais and lemon grass?

  Vlamingstraat 56, 8000 Brugge | 050 68 92 91
  Wen to Sun: 8am to 6pm

Pieter Boudens
Pioneer who introduced letter sculpting in Bruges roughly 40 years ago. Many were trained by him and followed in his footsteps, including his son Robrecht. Traditional, but also playful designs.

  Notelarendreef 29, 8200 Sint-Michiels | 050 38 47 91 & 0479 23 54 27 
  Mon to Fri: 9am to noon & 1am to 5pm | Sat: 2pm to 6pm

Pralinette
In the open workshop of chocolatier Pralinette you can see for yourself that all the chocolate is homemade. From self-created origin chocolate and a delicious caramel praline filling, to hand rolled truffles - one of the trademarks of Fangio De Baets.

  Wollestraat 31b, 8000 Brugge |  050 34 83 83
  Mon to Sun: 9am to 6pm

Quijo
This exclusive jewellery shop has managed to come up with two brand new diamond cuts, something which promptly yielded a De Beers Award, the most prestigious prize a jeweller can win.

  Breidelstraat 18, 8000 Brugge | 050 34 10 10
  Tue to Sat: 9.30am to 12.30pm & 1.30pm to 6pm

Recour
Recour makes all the clocks tick as before. They repair old and new wristwatches, standing and wall clocks.

  Braambergstraat 38, 8000 Brugge | 050 34 30 67
  Mon to Fri: 9am to 12.15pm & 2pm to 6.30pm | Sat: 9am to 12.15pm & 2pm to 4pm

Shaperslab
The place to go for experienced surfers who are looking for quality, high-performance, custom-designed surf boards. Choose from the selection on offer or order your own bespoke board. All boards are made from scratch with the ultimate precision using epoxy resin.

  Langestraat 24, 8000 Brugge (Sales point at The Fat Flamingo) | 0486 16 06 96
  Mon to Sat: 10am to 6pm

ShoeRecrafting
Luc re-soles and repairs your shoes the old-fashioned way, so that they are often even more comfortable than before! He has learnt the trade at Delvaux and in many famous houses.

  Langestraat 13, 8000 Brugge | 050 33 81 01
  Tue to Sat: 7.30am to 6.30pm
 
Simbolik
At Simbolik you can wander into the wonderful world and open workshop of Nathalie Beelprez. Here you can find fine calligraphy and deeply meaningful texts woven together to create beautiful handmade works of art. Each one is original and unique!

  Katelijnestraat 139, 8000 Brugge | 0495 30 70 56
  Thu to Sat: 10am to 6pm | Or by appointment
 
Standaert
Pol Standaert excels in the traditional manufacture of ornaments, plaster or other mouldings and stone fireplaces. The showrooms offer a sample of unmatched craftsmanship! Sat by appointment.

  Witteleertouwersstraat 48, 8000 Brugge | 050 33 27 32
  Mon to Fri: 9am to 12.30pm & 2pm to 6pm | Sat: by appointment
 
Suère
Wedding, cocktail and party dresses, just the way you want them.

  Zilverstraat 29, 8000 Brugge | 050 34 16 74
  Mon to Sat: 10am to noon & 1.30pm to 6pm | Thu: by appointment
 
Sun Mae
In her House of Flavours, Fashion and Beauty lingerie designer Sun Mae will excite your senses. Fashion, tea and Sun Mae’s Asian roots come together delightfully in her concept store and first-floor tea room. Come and be surprised!

  Hoogstraat 25, 8000 Brugge | 0499 58 30 02
  Thu to Sat: 2pm to 6pm | Mon tot Wen: by appointment
 
Tête Pressée
A food store and a restaurant under the same roof. Everything is 100% self-made, using traditional local products of the very finest quality.
  
Koningin Astridlaan 100, 8200 Sint-Michiels | 0470 21 26 27
  Restaurant > Mon to Fri: lunch 11.30am to 3pm | Thu & Fri: diner 6.30pm to 9pm
  Food store > Mon to Sat: 10am to 6.30pm | Thu & Fri: 10am to 8pm


The Chocolate Line
One of the few chocolate shops in the world mentioned in the Michelin Guide. Challenge your taste buds with combinations of chocolate with wasabi, onion, chilli pepper, cola or rice vinegar. Exciting chocolate creations, small artisan flavour explosions, craft and rock-’n-roll!

  Simon Stevinplein 19, 8000 Brugge | 050 34 10 90
  Tue to Sat: 9.30am to 6.30pm | Mon & Sun: 10.30am to 6.30pm
 
Thomas Vandelanotte
Thomas is brewer-in-chief at Bourgogne de Flandres, a long-standing traditional Bruges brewery. Alongside its namesake brew, Thomas has also let his creativity run wild, brewing a selection of new and unique beers. Don’t forget to check out the cosy bar after your tour of the brewery, where you can sample some exciting brews.

  Kartuizerinnenstraat 6, 8000 Brugge | 050 33 54 26
  
Open for visitors >  Tue to Sun: 10am to 6pm. Tours every hour, appointments can be made for other times.
  Bar > Tue to Sun: 10:30am to 7pm.

 


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