Ghent's Shopping Areas (Self Guided), Ghent

There are a lot of memorable things to buy in Ghent. Ghent's shops are full of Belgian souvenirs, chocolate, artwork and other delights. If you're not looking to buy, you can still enjoy window shopping at the many shops surrounding the main historic areas. Take this self-guided tour to discover the best shopping in Ghent.
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Ghent's Shopping Areas Map

Guide Name: Ghent's Shopping Areas
Guide Location: Belgium » Ghent (See other walking tours in Ghent)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 5
Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.6 Km or 1 Miles
Author: vickyc
Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Great Butcher's Hall
  • Tierenteyn-Verlent
  • Mageleinstraat
  • Veldstraat
  • Brabantdam
Great Butcher's Hall

1) Great Butcher's Hall

The Great Butcher's Hall, or Vleeshuis, is located in the heart of the city. It dates back to the early 15th century when the meat sales were centralized and held indoors to ease monitoring the freshness and quality of meat.
Great Butcher's Hall is a historic site that is used today as the Center for the Promotion of the Regional Products of East Flanders. Here you will find many Belgian specialties, like chocolates, local beer and other tasty delights. The best souvenirs in Belgium are also sold here. At Butcher's Hall you can buy statuettes of kings, Charles V for example, as well as a variety of objects and gadgets imprinted with images of Ghent and its most famous historic sites.

2) Tierenteyn-Verlent

Tierenteyn-Verlent is a shop that sells Ghent's traditional mustard made according to the original recipe from 1790. It is a specialty store that sells only this mustard. The shop itself is a heritage site in Ghent that has retained its original design. It was built as a tall glass cabinet. The staff will fill special jars with mustard for you and give you a wooden spoon to eat this delicious, natural product.

Operation hours: Monday: 1 pm - 6 pm; Tuesday - Saturday: 10 am - 6 pm.

3) Mageleinstraat

Mageleinstraat is a street in the historic center of Ghent near the Belfry and St. Bavo Cathedral. There are many small food shops along this street selling Belgian delights. The windows of the shops display Belgian pastries, chocolates, cheeses and many different kinds of breads.

4) Veldstraat

Veldstraat is the main shopping street in Ghent. It is considered as one of the most popular shopping place in the Belgium. The street is one of the oldest streets of Ghent. Here you will find world's most famous brands. Cigars and pen shop 'Caron' is the only family business still remains on this street.

5) Brabantdam

Brabantdam is a famous shopping street in Ghent. It is located in the heart of the city. Here you may find a variety of small shops. Don't hesitate to visit this area.

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