This shop sells nice italian imported designer brands for male/female at a reasonable price, because they are not so famous as Armani or D&G yet.
The brands were 525 & Spago Uomo Italia,....never heard of these, but nice clothes.
I congratulated the shopkeeper with his nice shop and asked him if his shop was new. He said 'No, but people discover every day new things in life, and thats good for them'
What to buy: Italian design - jeans & contemporary clothes - shirts, pants, skirts, leather jackets, some shoes,...
What to pay: 50 EUR a shirt, and pants a bit more, but still good prices.
This is a nice modern streetwear shop with the latest modern brands. One of my favorites.
What to buy: Nice brands: G-Star, Pepe, G-SUS Industries, Levis, Diesel, Sabotage, 2nd Heaven, Fifty five, Diesel, Split, Melvin, Energie, Timezone ....
Lots of pants! Shirts, skirts, shorts, kids clothes, .... Modern clothes for everybody!
Without bees this shop wouldn't exist... Everything here has got to do with HONEY: honey wine, honey cake, honey licqueur, normal honey, chocolate honey, yucatan honey, candles, winnie the pooh stuff, cups with bees on it................ Imagine how this place smells :-))))))
What to buy: chocolate honey and yucatan honey
TEMMERMAN is a quaint old sweetsshop. It has two locations - Kraanlei 79 - 09.224.00.14
Sint-Pietersnieuwstraat 19-21 - 225.39.04
TIERENTYN delicassies specialises in musterds! - Groentenmarkt 3 - 09.225.86.36
DILLE & KAMILLE for house, kitchen and garden. It's best described as 'different'! - Hoornstraat 15 - 09.233.91.12
CURIOSA for a special gift or just to enjoy. - Onderbergen 19 – 09.223.02.41
AXE’S WAR for trendy gifts. - Gebroeders Vandeveldestraat 3 – 09.233.42.43
HUIS AAN DE WATERKANT
For trendy household stuff. - Hoefslagstraatje 1 (Lange Munt) – 09.225.40.43
N’IMPORTE QUOI is like a big attic where you can snoop around in and find some strange and wonderful antiques and old posters. - Burgstraat 11 – 09.223.06.17
Country-style household shop in a beautiful 14th century mason’s house in the Graslei. - Graslei 8 – 09.223.51.58
Shopping mall near centre (8 minutes walk from St. Baafs Church). All kinds of shops and bakeries and brasseries and a big supermarket.
What to buy: Clothes, shoes, computer and mobile stuff, perfume, all kinds of food, household things, gifts, bags etc.
The Veldstraat is the most important shoppingstreet in Ghent, the most shops are fashionshops. For the girls (and boys) who are visiting Ghent and really like shopping and fashion: this is the place to be!
Near the main train station (St Pieters) in Gent there is an English language bookshop called Limerick. They also have (or at least used to have - it's been some time since I visited) a small café with several kinds of tea (great for me because after a couple of months in Belgium I was dying for some real Earl Grey!).
Not sure how cheap/expensive the books are anymore but if you need some English books, it's worth a visit.
De Kaft has second hand books and CDs (and also some new ones I think). They also usually have fliers etc so if you want to see what's happening in town you could come there. The books are mostly in Dutch but there are some English ones as well.
The best known shopping streets in Gent are "Veldstraat" and "Langemunt" where you can find stores like H&M, Zara, Coolcat, Fnac, Phone shops, Brooklyn (very nice shop with a lot of hip clothing) and a lot more.
Not far from the centre you also have a lot of clothing shops like Bellerose (KorteDagsteeg 40) and The Movies (Sint Pietersnieuwstraat 5)
Other nice shops:
Cream: Hoogpoort 9 - not far from "Langemunt"
Limits: Sint Pietersnieuwstraat 38
The shop has designer clothes for male/female. It's well organised and they have everything from t-shirts to jackets to ...
It's one of my latest discoveries in Gent, very expensive, but I suggest to visit it in the sales period, then you get -30 -50 % off, enjoy!
What to pay: more expensive prices, not for everyone
Cream is a big attractive shop with live dj and next to this shop you can drink or eat something small, also in a 60's styled cafe.
What to buy: This shop is specialised in streetwear, extravagant clothes (male/female), skate-shoes, swimwear, jeans, t-shirts.
What to pay: From average to expensive (shoes)
Yes, come here here for the splendid architecture and medieval charm. During the course of your walks across town though, you'll see boutiques and restaurants and gift shops unlike any in your hometown. See what they have to offer. Buy something. Or at the very least, take plenty of photos so you have something to show your friends upon your return from your holiday, other than those endless Gravensteen shots. ;-O
Loverly and nice bakery a little bit like in ancient times.
Standing in front of the window and seeing all the delicious bakery products I got hungry immediately :-))
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bread and pastries
pastries and bread
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I tasted the pain a la grecque. Very sweet and very good :-))
“Everything looks just as it did before. The building is a monument, inside and outside. Yeah, the interior is protected. Than come here quite often people who once lived in Ghent. Fortunately, they say then, here’s at least everything it remained the same.”
— Mrs. Caesens, owner of Mosterdfabriek Tierenteyn
Mostaard Factory stands in the beautiful building at Number 3 Groentemarkt; the intriguing calligraphy of the sign is enough to lure anyone inside. Here time seems to have stood still. The recipes for the all-natural mustard are from 1790.
The Vve (a Flemish corruption of the French veuve, for widow) of Tier Teijn-Verlent founded the firm in 1790. Although there are no longer any Tier Teijn family members involved, the all-natural mustard is still made from the exact same recipe. “We sell the mustard to go,” said Mrs. Caesen. “Customers bring a pot to buy the mustard; it must have a lid, otherwise we do not sell. Mustard can leave such nasty stains!”
If you do not have a mustard jar, you buy beautiful jars filled with it. The spicy scent that hangs in the shop, comes not only from the mustard. “We sell everything that you cook,” says Ms. Caesens.
Behind the nostalgic counters there are fragrant herbs, sauces, olive oil, vinegar, pickles and almond paste. Also jars with confit de bière blonde and confit de bière blanche can be found there. Then we know for sure we are in Belgium, the land of many beers.
“After passing through Ouse, by six in the evening, I arrived at Ghent. This is a city of so great a circumference, that it is reported to be seven leagues round; but there is not half of it now built, much of it remaining in fields and desolate pastures even within the walls, which have strong gates towards the west, and two fair churches.”
— from the 8.October.1641 diary entry of John Evelyn (1620-1706, English writer, gardener and diarist)
On the streets of Ghent we found a man with a cart selling the Nose of Ghent, a cone-shaped sweet also known as a cuberdon. The dark purple, chewy candy (raspberry syrup, sugar & gum of Arabic are the key ingredients) dates to the mid-19th century. The cuberdon is poured into cone-shaped molds; the outside then grows hard, while the inside stays liquid. The name cuberdon comes from the word kupe, Flemish for ‘tub.’