Great Pen Stores - Stores of Note - Belgium

Antwerpen, Belgium

Korte Gasthuisstraat 37
2000 Antwerpen

This store has been around since 1878, so it has a real history. A store that has received a high recommendation from a viewer of the site. In 2014 I received an update that they have updated the interior of the store, it now has a Montblanc Shop-in-Shop/ Michel and his wife Nathalie are the 5th generation running the family business. The shop is located in the city centre, pedestrian area. Make some time to drop by. )Thanks Jacques for the update.)

Note: two stores have been added to the Stores Directory.

Brussels, Belgium

Papeterie du Parc Leopold

Papeterie du Parc Leopold
rue Belliard, 177
1040 Etterbeek

The store is not located in the historic centre of Brussels. It is in Etterbeek which is in the area with the Euro govenment offices are located. A sensible location for a pen store. I took the metro to the Schuman stop, and it was about a ten minute walk over to rue Belliard.

The store has been operated by three generations of the same family. I met with Rupinder Kahr who told me about the store and we discussed some of the popular lines of pens. Bernard Barette is the owner, who was not there when I was at the store. They carry the major lines of pens such as Caran d'Ache, Faber Castell,, Graf von Faber and Montblancall being among the most popular lines. In terms of nib sizes for fountain pens, the store primarily carries Fine and Medium widths, the widths most aligned with business customers.

The store has a business focus, and especially in this area, it is only open Monday to Fridays, closed on Saturday and Sundays.

Diest, Belgium

Sakura Fountain Pen Gallery
Koning Albertstraat 72b
3290 Diest - Belgium

Tel: +32 486 80 95 96

Hours: The hours listed on the web site are: Closed Mondays, Tuesday by appointment, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday 10 - 1:30 and 2 - 6 pm; Saturday 10-6

A reader of the pen site wrote sayu the Sakura Fountain Pen Gallery should be listed on this site. He particuarly notes the high level of service the store provides. I had a look at theri web site and they sell a great selection of inks and fountain pens. I see they are selling the Armando Simoni Club fountain pens. A friend of mine, Salvatore Matrone, has been producing some of those pens.

Thanks Patricks for noting the store. We keep saying we are going to include Belgium in one of our next trips, so I do hope to get there one day.

Gent, Belgium

Kortemunt, 5 - B-9000
Gent, Belgium
Tel: +32 (0) 9-223.32.57
Fax: +32 (0) 9-223.82.71

The company was founded in 1845, startingmore as a publisher and chaning to be one of Belgium's pen-specialists stores. The shop is situated in the historic heart of Gent is a building called "The Half Moon" dating from 1794. The interior is described as a typical Interbellum interior and was restored in 1996. Here you can find an appropriate first pen or move right up to a limited edition. Our pen-room gives the client a space to choose and test in comfort. More than 3,000 writing instruments are on display. Here's a nice touch... to complete your choice there are fine papers, inks or pen pouches.