Local beers such as Straffe Hendrik, Brugs Tarwebier, and Brugge Tripel can be tracked down at 2be on Wollestraat 53, or Bacchus Cornelius at Academiestraat 17 (www.bacchuscornelius.com), where you’ll also find a selection of stone-bottled, ginlike liqueur jenever.
If you’re looking for unusual gifts for back home, try the slice of Christmas that is De Witter Pelikaan at Vlamingstraat 23 (www.dewittepelikaan.be) for festive baubles and handmade wooden toys. If you’re after a piece of silverware or pre-loved diamond rings, the weekend Antiques and Flea Market on Dijver puts on a fine show alongside the canal from mid-March to mid-November, Saturday and Sunday from 10am to 6pm and also every Friday from June to September.
Most stores are open Monday to Saturday 9am to 6pm, with hours extended to 9pm on Friday. Many open on Sunday as well, especially in summer.
Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.