This privately owned museum takes advantage of Bruges’s reputation as a center of chocolaty excellence and strolls through the coca bean’s backstory from its origins among the Aztecs to the chocolate drink taking Europe’s royal courts by storm in the 1500s. There are a few Aztec artifacts, display of delicate Limoges china, and a couple of interesting facts along the way. For example, did you know that saucers were developed to stop fine Parisian ladies from dripping hot chocolate down their embonpoint? Still, it’s fun for kids and there’s a chocolate-making demonstration at the end, where you get to taste the products. Courses in the delicate art of chocolate making can be booked ahead of time online.
Choco Story–The Chocolate Museum
Our Rating Hours Daily 10am–5pm. July–Aug 10am–6pm. Closed Jan 1, the 3rd week of Jan, and Dec 25. Phone 050/612-237 Prices Admission 9.50€ adults, 7.50€ seniors and students, 5.50€ children 6–12, free for children 5 and under Web site Choco Story–The Chocolate Museum
MapWijnzakstraat 2 Bruges
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