Zwanestraat and Kromme Elleboog

Where students and connoisseurs meet

The Zwanestraat only features special shops. Enjoy a delicious cup of coffee at an outdoor café and take home some cheese and a fine bottle of wine. Are you going or staying for a bit longer? The Grote and Kleine Kromme Elleboog lead you to the Pintelier beer café and De Uurwerker. Cheers!

Delicacies to enjoy right here, or to take home

The Zwanestraat and two Kromme Elleboog streets are all about deliciousness. In the morning, the shops fill with people of all ages coming in for a sandwich or cup of coffee. Things liven up even more in the afternoons when the cafés open. If you are considering buying something nice to take home, or as a present, go to the Kaaskop where they sell all kinds of cheeses, as well as wine, nuts and tapas. The Bakkerscafé baker’s shop and lunch café is the place to be for delicious bread. If you are more of a chocolate fan, go to Luca for some bonbons. Wine and beer lovers should visit Van Erp, the distinctive off-licence that has been located here for a century.

Out of the ordinary

The Zwanestraat used to mainly feature stylish shops where people could stare at exclusive leather goods, clothing and jewellery. Through the years, chic was replaced by a more individualist spirit. The colourful Diezijner mini store has surprising vintage items and a large collection of eco-friendly clothing. Musjes, a children’s shop filled with cheerful baby and children’s clothing, wooden toys and colourful fabrics, is just as eco-friendly. In short, you will see no chain stores here.