You're not completely in touch with the region if you haven't tasted some of its regional specialities, sipped on one (at least!) of its many local brews or visited a restaurant. Good food and drinks is part of the regional culture... so be sure to taste the Hinterland of Bruges!
Bruges, the chocolate capital
The art city presents more than 50 passionate chocolatiers and is an authentic chocolate laboratory. In Bruges, you can taste traditional homemade chocolate and enjoy very innovative chocolate creations. The presence of that great creativity takes the quality of the Bruges chocolate to unprecedented summits. It is in Bruges - and nowhere else - that you will find the best chocolate. Don’t forget to visit Choco-Story, the Museum of chocolate.
Choco-Story, Wijnzakstraat 2. (Map: H5)
+32 (0)50 61 22 37, www.choco-story.be. € 7
The fact that Bruges qualifies as the centre of world gastronomy is not a coincidence. The city and its Hinterland boast a wide range of top notch restaurants where you can enjoy delicious dishes. You will find an overview of Michelin-star restaurants and those listed in the Gault & Millau guide on this page.
Do you feel like a typical dish of the Hinterland? The region has numerous gourmet addresses, where you can taste the local and homemade produce. These charming spots are ideal ‘pit stops’ during your cycling trip. You will find a small selection of typical restaurants on this page.