Supplier of the Belgian Court, the citizens of Schaerbeek... and Japan
Charles Van Dender created the 'Van Dender' bakery and pastry shop in 1957, his son Herman took it over in 1988 and perfected his craftmanship via training and internships in Antwerp, France, Switzerland, and even Japan. Thanks to this coaching he gathered the necessary skills to find himself 5 times on the podium at the "World Pastry Cup" in Lyon (2 participations as candidate and 3 as team president). He was also twice a finalist for best pastry chef, ice cream maker and chocolate maker in the "Prosper Montagnée" competition. Since the marriage of Prince Laurent and Princess Claire, he can proudly wear the title of Patented Supplier of the Court of Belgium.
The speciality of the house is chocolate, made from their cocoa beans in their workshop in Grand-Bigard. The pralines are sold in several cities in Japan such as Tokyo and Osaka. The other specialities that come from the workshops in Schaerbeek are pastry, ice cream, macaroons and cakes. If you only want a small bite, try a "snowball" (like a Melo Cake, but then simply delicious). They also sell artisan bread, but it is not the speciality of the house. In a nutshell, everything here is homemade and delicious.
Our merchants keep Schaerbeek alive. In recent years, more and more pleasant shops have sprung up in our municipality. These shops have contributed to the positive image of Schaerbeek and make life easier and more pleasant for us. Our local shopkeepers and craftsmen are not having an easy time during this COVID-19 period and many need our support. Many of them are trying to communicate, but this communication gets lost very quickly on social networks and it is not easy to make a website known.
For this reason, many citizens have decided to support our merchants with this website.
On this site you will soon find all useful information about local shops, restaurants, bars and craftsmen in Schaerbeek: opening hours during the confinement period, how to contact them, the menus of restaurants that offer a take away service, how to support our nice bars (which cannot open) etc.For this reason, several citizens have decided to support our merchants with this websites.
On this site you will soon find useful information concerning our local shops, restaurants, bars and craftsmen: the opening hours during the lockdown measures, how to contact them, the menus of the restaurants which offer take away services, how to support our cool bars (they will remain closed for some times) etc.