Bruges: The Chocolate Corner. Bruge Belgian Chocolate. Decadent, rich belgian chocolate shops are beyond prevalent in this well-preserved Gothic city. Bruges is home to at leat 40 different chocolate shops. At every turn of every cobblestone corner, you will discover, yet another chocolate shop. All year round the rich aroma of chocolate wafts through the World Heritage city and countless creative confectioners make hundreds of kilograms of the city’s most famous chocolate, ‘the Brugsch Swaentje’ (Bruges Swan). The exact recipe remains a secret, but amongst the key ingredients are almond paste, ‘gruut’ (a local type of spiced flour) and ‘kletskoppen’ (a local Bruges biscuit). Top Belgian Chocolate Shops in Bruge. One of the most renowned Belgium chocolate shops in Bruges is Dumon. There are multiple reasons why Brugge is Belgium’s top tourist destination, and the Dumon chocolate shop is one of them. Madam Dumon along with her two sons, Stefaan and Christophe, make superb handmade chocolates daily. They will go into great detail describing their fresh, creamy chocolates, which burst with flavor. It's not uncommon to find a small crowd gathered around the chocolate display case. To indulge in one-of -a-kind concoctions, head over to the Chocolate Line near Market Square. Eighty unique varieties, such as a Buddha-shaped ginger chocolate and a white elephant saffron curry will tempt your taste buds. If you're looking for marzipan along with an assortment of liquor filled chocolates, Verheecke offers a grand selection. Sample individual chocolates and then purchase a box of your favorites to bring home. For delicious tea-flavored pralines, go to the Chocolate Corner. Another top Belgian chocolate producer is Godiva, which is also based in Brugge. For other top Belgian chocolate brands, Hans Burie, Guylian, Neuhaus, Galler. Of course, you really don’t have to stick to these names exclusively. The Belgian government regulates chocolate production, which means that finding a bad batch is pretty much impossible. Whether you enjoy chocolate tours at a Belgium chocolate factory, head to a Belgium chocolate museum, or simply opt to see what the individual Belgium chocolate shops have on hand, you’ll enjoy the experience. For those who are really serious about Belgian chocolate, extended Belgium chocolate tours that include a bunch of stops at museums, factories, and shops around the country are something to consider.