Ghent's Specialty Shops (Self Guided), Ghent

Ghent has many local foods and crafts that you will want to buy. There are several specialty shops that sell unique Belgian and Ghent merchandise. Belgium is especially famous for its delicious chocolate and good beer, and there are many stores selling these delicacies. Other specialty shops include bakeries and local designer clothing stores. This self-guided tour will lead you to the best specialty shops in Ghent.
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Ghent's Specialty Shops Map

Guide Name: Ghent's Specialty Shops
Guide Location: Belgium » Ghent (See other walking tours in Ghent)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 6
Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.6 Km or 2.2 Miles
Author: vickyc
Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Van Hecke F Chocolatiere
  • Daskalidès Chocolatier
  • Het Oorcussen
  • Koren Markt
  • Home Linen Kloskanthuis
  • Hopduvel
Van Hecke F Chocolatiere

1) Van Hecke F Chocolatiere

Van Hecke F Chocolatiere is a high class chocolatiere famous for making handmade chocolates. Their chocolates are not too sweet allowing you to feel the real taste of chocolate. In the summer there is sometimes a cart outside where strawberries in white chocolate are prepared à la minute. This chocolate shop is located just next door to a deli with the same name.

Operation hours: Tuesday - Saturday: 9 am - 6 pm.
Daskalidès Chocolatier

2) Daskalidès Chocolatier

Daskalidès Chocolatier makes some of the best Belgian chocolate. It has been producing chocolate in Gent since 1931. The chocolate here is imaginatively produced and of the highest quality. A variety of pralines are also available. Try some Daskalidès chocolate for yourself or bring some home as a gift.

Operation hours: Monday - Saturday: 10 am - 6 pm
Het Oorcussen

3) Het Oorcussen

Het Oorcussen is the best shop in which to buy clothes from top Flemish fashion designers. There are clothes for both men and women, and many accessories are for sale as well. You can choose from the collections of such designers as Ann Demeulemeester, Dries Van Noten and others.

Operation hours: Monday: 1:30 pm - 6 pm; Tuesday - Saturday: 10:30 am - 6 pm
Koren Markt

4) Koren Markt

There are many small shops in the center of Ghent that sell local food. These shops can be found on the streets starting from Koren Markt until Sint Baafsstraat. These shops sell everything from chocolate and candy to pastry, cheese and beer. These products are Ghent specialties, and you must try them on your visit.
Home Linen Kloskanthuis

5) Home Linen Kloskanthuis

You will find some of the best handcrafted souvenirs and gifts in Ghent at Home Linen Kloskanthuis. It sells homemade Belgian linens and embroideries. The designs are both traditional and modern. You can buy accessories, table linen, bed linen, bath linen, lace, blouses, dresses and things for children.

Operation hours: Wednesday - Sunday: 10 am - 6 pm.

6) Hopduvel

Belgium is well known for its beer. Hopduvel sells more than 400 kinds of this popular drink. It is one of the most-visited tourist shops in Belgium, so there are also glasses and souvenirs available for purchase. Hopduvel-branded beers can only be found here.

Operation hours: Tuesday - Saturday: 10 am - 6 pm

Walking Tours in Ghent, Belgium

Create Your Own Walk in Ghent

Create Your Own Walk in Ghent

Creating your own self-guided walk in Ghent is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Ghent's Top Architecture

Ghent's Top Architecture

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Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.0 Km or 1.2 Miles
Ghent's Shopping Areas

Ghent's Shopping Areas

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.

Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.6 Km or 1 Miles
Ghent's Historical Churches

Ghent's Historical Churches

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Tour Duration: 3 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.5 Km or 3.4 Miles
Tour of South Ghent

Tour of South Ghent

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Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.0 Km or 3.1 Miles
Ghent Introduction Walking Tour

Ghent Introduction Walking Tour

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Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.2 Km or 1.4 Miles
Tour of West Ghent

Tour of West Ghent

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Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.2 Km or 2.6 Miles