Val Saint Lambert, Brussels

Val Saint Lambert, Brussels

What to buy here: Belgian glassware. Instead of buying a present that says ‘I went to Brussels and all I got was this lousy t-shirt’, how about you get something the Belgian royal family might have on their coffee table?

Handmade crystal ornaments from the small Wallonian village Val Saint Lambert have been a Belgian calling card since the eighteenth century, but in the last decades the small factory faced near crippling economic hardship.

In 2008, a rich wine family took over and restored the brand to its former glory with heavy marketing campaigns and collaborations with respected industrial designers. Val Saint Lambert has produced pieces for European Council president Herman van Rompuy, and is the official glassware supplier of King Albert II.

You can find Val Saint Lambert vases, bowls and decorative items in over forty countries, but the Brussels flagship store really focuses on its Belgian heritage. We chose this beautiful bowl (195 euros) from the Kaleido-collection, as it is crafted by Brussels designer Charles Kaisin, but also because it fits snugly in your suitcase. There are plenty other of frail beauties to be found over at the Galeries Royal Saint-Hubert, close to the Grand Place. Ask to triple-wrap your purchase: this is not the kind of glassware you want to break on your way back home.

Open : Mon – Sat (10:00-13:00 – 14 :00-18 :30), Closed : Sun.

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Sight Name: Val Saint Lambert
Sight Location: Brussels, Belgium
Sight Type: Shopping
Guide(s) containing this sight: City Center Gift Shops  

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