Bruges and the Coast
Most shops in Bruges are open Monday–Saturday 9 or 10 am–6; some souvenir shops are also open on Sunday. Although there are a couple of tacky tourist stores, Bruges has many trendy boutiques and shops, especially along Nordzandstraat, as well as Steenstraat and Vlamingstraat, both of which branch off from the Markt. Ter Steeghere mall, which links the Burg with Wollestraat, deftly integrates a modern development into the historic center. The largest and most pleasant mall is the Zilverpand off Zilverstraat, where 30-odd shops cluster in Flemish gable houses around two courtyards fringed with sidewalk cafés.