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The Bear Necessities

Groeninge 23, Bruges 8000, Belgium
+32 50 34 10 27
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nice if you like bears

I'm afraid I have never bought anything as we usually fly over to Belgium, but I do love to have a... read more

Reviewed 9 April 2018
Cecil H
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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
Stuffed full of toys bears

This shop specialises in toy bears and there is something here for everyone. If you collect bears... read more

Reviewed 12 March 2018
rayrest
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Groeninge 23, Bruges 8000, Belgium
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+32 50 34 10 27
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Reviewed 9 April 2018

I'm afraid I have never bought anything as we usually fly over to Belgium, but I do love to have a look in whenever in that area of Bruges. A wonderful collection of bears.

Thank Cecil H
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Reviewed 12 March 2018 via mobile

This shop specialises in toy bears and there is something here for everyone. If you collect bears then this is definitely worth a visit and if you want to give your loved one a toy bear then look no further.

Thank rayrest
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Reviewed 11 February 2018

I've been twice to this fabulous place. Stuffed full of teddies and owned by the most charming couple. All the bears are beautiful but the ones made by Marie, the owner are incredible. There's nowhere else like it.

Thank susan s
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Reviewed 9 November 2017 via mobile

Excellent shop and fantastic owner, who stood up tall to welcome us when we walked in. Our only regret is not buying a teddy. However, we do intend to revisit and make a purchase or two. A must visit for anyone in Brugge.

Thank Troy R
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Reviewed 18 September 2017

My wife is a keen collector of bears and we were very pleased and surprised to come upon this gorgeous little shop whilst walking around the city. y wife was very pleased with the selection of bears both old and new. After a further two...More

Thank dlfrancis
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Reviewed 6 April 2017 via mobile

Happened upon this place whilst wondering around the streets of Bruges. The shop is full of character and very traditional and whilst small has a good stock of modern and antique bears some of which are made by the owner. We had a long chat...More

1  Thank Arnold W
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Reviewed 7 December 2016

This is one of the cutest shops I have been in a long time. My friends bought one of the bears that the gentleman's wife had made herself - such cute bears and all handmade. You could see the distinct personality of each bear. Lovely...More

Thank Artes H
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Reviewed 7 November 2016

As other reviewers have said, the owner is a wonderful gentleman who loves to talk about Belgium and any other topic you can possibly imagine. We read about this shop and decided that we would make a special trip to Bruges. We were not disappointed!...More

Thank Woofnwinks
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Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

Wow! Me and my girlfriend stumbled upon this hidden gem whist exploring Brugge on our last day, immediately after entering the shop we both clapped eyes on Jeremiah, possibly the most perfect little bear you're ever likely to see, sat on a shelf amongst all...More

Thank Ste P
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Reviewed 3 September 2016

If you are a teddy bear lover, this is the place for you. There are some wonderful handmade bears, and bound to be something that appeals to you.

1  Thank Mariej45
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