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Located in the 16th century 'Huis de Crone' building on Sint-Jansplein in the center of Bruges, Choco-Story is the Chocolate Museum in Bruges. Previously, this buiding was the house of a wine tavern. Later, it became a bakery and a furniture shop. Today, this 16th century building is used as the Chocolate. Eddie Van Belle and his son, Cedric opened this Choco-Story since they were the owner of Belcocade, a family chocolate business. There is a special section of this building which is dedicated to the benefit of chocolate for health. This is the perfect place for the chocolate lovers.
All About Choco Story
Choco-Story helds many kinds of workshop about how to make chocolate.If you are interested to join the workshop of this museum, you have to pay fee for that. The workshops include Praline, Praline & Tuffles, Teambuilding, Mediants and Workshop for Children. Each workshop takes around 1 hour to be done. This is one of the best things to do in Choco-Story. You can also learn the history of how the Belgium's chocolate become the number one chocolate in Europe through the workshop.
The name of the Festival is Choco-Late. It is the chocolate festival like no other and this festival is held for three days. During the days, you can see the best chocolatiers, bakers, pastry chefs and top chefs live at work, taste the sample of chocolate creations, admire sculptors and body painters who work with chocolate and get acquainted with the latest chocolate trends. There is also Chocolate for Health and International Chocolate Trade Competition. Children will be happy to join this festival and let their body full of chocolate.
As like the other museum, Choco-Story always helds an exhibition with some themes but still made of chocolate.The recent exibition was dedicated Pierre Lamby. Pierre Lamby was the famous architect in 1954. The exhibition features the illustration of Pierre Lamby's architectural studies at the school of architecture (La Cambre) at the edge of Brussels. He was one of the architect who built the “Museum of Modern Arts” in Brussels including the Magrite museum.
How to Get Tickets?
Tickets can be purchased online or at the tickets outlet in Choco-Story. Children under 6 six years old are free to enter this museum. Chocalate Museum offers some kinds of tickets including: Combi tickets with Frietmuseum, Combi tickets with Lumina Domestica, Combi tickets with Frietmuseum and Lumina , Combi tickets with Diamantmuseum and Combi tickets with Historium (tickets are only for students). Tickets are for adult, group and children.
How To Get Around?
You can take a stroll to get around the building ad visit the other attraction such as Market Square, Historium and Frietmuseum. Horse drawn carriages and bicycle are also available to be used to see the nearby attraction in Bruges.
What Should I Wear?
You can wear clothes depend on the weather in Bruges. This is one of the best things to do, make sure you bring clothes for warm and cold weather to avoid since the weather in Bruges is rapidly changing. However, sunscreen and sunglasses are the main things to be brought.
Best Time to Visit
You can visit Bruges anytime you want. However, if you are planning to visit Bruges on the warmest season, you can visit bruges between June and August. During those months, the weather is mild and friendly. While if you are planning to see Bruges in cold season, November to March is the best time to visit. The best thing to do is complete yourself with thick coat to keep you warm.
Will I Need a Guide?
No, transportation is easy and everything can be found in this site. Furthermore, Choco-Story is located in the center of Bruges, it makes you easy to find and explore this place by your own. This is the best thing to do.
How To Get There?
Getting into the Choco-Story in Bruges is easy. It can be reached by public transportation. If you are planning to use train, the train station is 30 minutes from the Chocolate Museum. From the station you can walk or take a bus to raech the museum. By walking, you can enjoy the medieval building in the city. From the station, cross the avenue and walk away until you meet the 't Zand. Then take Zteenstraat at your right side and you reach the Central Market Place. There, you'll find the other side of the market, take the first street to the right and you will reach the Sint-Jansplein or square.The Choco-Story is on the left corner of the street.
In Belgium, you are not allowed to smoke. There is a general ban on smoking in cafés, restaurants, the public areas in hotels (lobby, bar, corridors, etc.) and in all public buildings (train stations, airports, etc.). For those who cannot stop the habit, ashtray is provided for them only outside the room (often under shelter). Belgium has a lot of holiday.Make sure you know the holiday before you are visiting Belgium since all the public places, shops, companies and offices are closed.