Choco-Story Museum © frank wouters
Chocolate lovers can't take a holiday to Bruges without stopping at the Choco-Story Museum, which details the history of chocolate dating back to the Aztecs and Mayans in 250 BC, and also demonstrates how the raw ingredients of cocoa are turned into the sweet treats everyone loves. Of course, each tour includes a tasting session and plenty of time in the gift shop. It's tempting to buy right then and there, but visitors should keep in mind that Bruges has more than 40 chocolate shops throughout the city. Guests are sure to leave the museum with a deep appreciation for where chocolate originally came from, and what the secret of great chocolate is.