Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum, Bruges

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At Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum, you'll not only watch chocolate being made but also learn about the health benefits of chocolate. The museum is owned by a father and son who also own Belcolade, a chocolate company that produces high-quality Belgian chocolates. Explore the museum's exhibits to discover how cocoa beans are transformed into chocolate, and learn about the civilizations that helped to create chocolate as we know it today. Read up on the history of the delicious treat in the museum's library, which features everything there is to know about cocoa and chocolate. Special focus is given to Belgian chocolate. To visit Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum and other attractions in Bruges, use our Bruges trip builder.
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  • It was intersting to find out more about cocoa, chocolate and how it became as popular as it is. Also enjoyed the demonstration of how pralines are made and the following tasting.  more »
  • The museum of chocolate is kind of a 'must do' when visiting Bruges, although they have museums of all sorts. It is very informative with lots of exhibits and a children's fun trail to follow. You get...  more »
  • Nice if you want to know more about the Belgian chocolate. You walk there with half an hour through it. Not super special but fun to see once.
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  • We enjoyed the Chocolate museum. It was fun, interesting, well-laid out. I imagine if you had children with you, it'd be a great place to take them to. We were given a free chocolate bar as we entered and on leaving, had the chance to watch a demonstration of chocolate-making and try a sample.
  • We read the ratings before we went to the museum and we thought "won't be that bad, there's always someone who doesn't like it". But honestly: save the money and go somewhere else! There are five rooms, filled with shields, explaining the history of cocoa - and other stuff, which has nothing to do with it: There are loads of cups, Playmobil etc... The only good thing is the demo of how to produce pralines and the tasting (1 praline, 2 sorts of chocolate). All in all: not worth the 8€ entry fee!
  • It was fun for what it was. Self guided tour, took about an hour going quickly, and some chocolate samples but not a ton. More educational than I expected. Would recommend to a friend but it's not a can't miss attraction.
  • I will first say that I did enjoy the demonstration at the end. But a five minute show to make chocolates is was not worth 8 euro and overall was very disappointed that I bothered to go in. The tour is not well laid out and the exhibits are overwhelming with useless and not well thought out information. It has the material for a potentially great exhibit but the poor execution makes me feel like it's a tourist money trap. You are better off exploring a few chocolate shops in the area.
  • I learned much about chocolate's history of production and consumption here. The amount of material is densely packed on the multiple floors. You get a sense of being carted through a little bit but the best is at the end where you can purchase different kinds of chocolate in the shop. That may sound strange but if you have tasted many chocolates you know that they have subtly different qualities. The bars and bags here can be traced to single origin cacao production from around the world. It really does make a difference and you may find your favorite!! The world's oldest recipies for Aztec and Mayan chocolate are definitely acquired tastes!

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Bruges' tiny city center is the place to be when staying in the medieval town. Don't stray too far from the World Heritage Site when looking for accommodations, and make sure to book in advance, as the historical city center attracts visitors in droves. As a hugely popular tourist destination, Bruges has no shortage of accommodations in varying price ranges. You'll find everything from backpacker hostels to upscale hotels here.
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