10 Best Christmas Shopping Cities In Europe.
This article is really about making a trip to one of these European cities, staying for a few days, and slipping in Christmas shopping in the meantime, besides crunching on their celebrated seasonal delicacies. However, do watch where you gather especially during this festive occasion, even though security may be at its highest in many cities where crowds may congregate. At the periphery of western European, it appears that Lisbon in Portugal, Lille in France, Ghent in Belgium, and Amsterdam in the Netherlands, may form a possible circuit of a week or so of ‘a pit-stop-shop-gourmet-hop.’ Since shopping is the focus, suggestions include the following: at Lisbon – Luvaria Ulisses for leather gloves, Chocolataria Equador, and Embaixada for Portugese branded products; at Lille – Grande Braderie flea market, the Vieille Bourse for books, Les Chais du Savour for wine, Meert for waffles, and Wazemmes market for delicacies and cheese; at Ghent – Topo Copy for prints and posters, Dille and Kamille for homeware, the Bij Sint-Jacobs flea market,and Tierenteyn for craft mustard; at Amsterdam – De Negen Straatjes and Droog for boutiques and specialist shops, De Kasskamer for stocking fillers, and HEMA for homeware.
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