Belgium, Bruges is known for its chocolate production, so it’s not surprising that the city has a chocolate museum!
The Chocolate Museum in Bruges is called Choco Story and as you may imagine from the name it does of course chart the history of chocolate and how it found its way to the streets and stores of Europe and Belgium.
The museum is really quite interesting to walk around, even if you’re not a chocolate lover yourself.
You can read the story of how important the cocoa trade was at one time. We take chocolate for granted now, but years ago cocoa had great value and was considered a luxury.
There’s even a movie to watch on the history of chocolate, then, after the circular walk, you walk into a room where you can see a demonstration on how to make chocolates.
They give these demonstrations twice an hour and they last approximately half an hour each.
The great thing is, at the end of the demonstration everyone gets a taste of the wonderful Belgian chocolate.
Belgian chocolate is world famous and although the price is quite high (ca. 35 Euro per kilogram), it is worth the cost for high quality.
You’ll notice a big difference between the taste of Belgian chocolate compared to the cheaper ones we eat more regularly.
Link: Choco Story website
In the same building as the chocolate museum you’ll also find the Lamp Museum which could also be an interesting place to visit.
After you’ve visited Choco Story take a walk around the streets of Bruges.
You’ll notice there are many small chocolate shops, and a large majority of them actually make the chocolate on-site that they sell.
They will even let you sample a taste or two.