Zythos Beer Festival: 26th Apr – 29th Apr 2013
Outgoing Travel Itinerary.**
Friday 26th April 2013
DEPART: LONDON ST.PANCRAS 14:04
ARRIVE: BRUSSELS MIDI 17:05
CONNECTION: BRUSSELS MIDI to LEUVEN – SNCB.
**Will be OPEN tickets; there are a minimum of 5 trains per hour, the duration of train journey is an average of 28 mins**
Return Travel Itinerary.**
Monday 29th April 2013
CONNECTION: LEUVEN to BRUSSELS MIDI by SNCB – BRUSSELS MIDI
DEPART: BRUSSELS MIDI 10:56
ARRIVE: LONDON ST. PANCRAS 11:57.
Novotel Leuven Centrum for 3 nights
Sunday: 11:00 – 21:00
- All the above prices are INCLUSIVE of standard class rail travel as outlined above, 3 night’s hotel accommodation, buffet breakfast, VAT/TAXES and service charges.
- CAMRA members will be offered a discount of 5% – please provide membership numbers.
- Full payment required at time of booking.
- Credit cards will attract a surcharge of 2.50%
Zythos Beer Festival 2013- Leuven
Belgium’s granddaddy of beer festivals, The Zythos Beer festival is Belgium’s biggest beer festival and in 2013, it is bigger than ever!
Organised by Zythos – Belgium’s equivalent to CAMRA – and held in the bustling university town of Leuven, the festival brings together over 95 brewers and over 300 beers to ensure the 2013 Zythos Beer Festival is the greatest yet.
Entry to the festival, held at the modern Brabanthal centre in Leuven, is free, all you have to pay for there is your beer tokens and your tasting glass. Prices and opening hours are as follows:
- 15 cl tasting glasses – €3 deposit. You have the option at the end to keep your glass or return the glass undamaged for your deposit.
- Beer Tokens – €1.40 (1 Token = 1 Beer).
Saturday: 12:00 – 24:00
Sunday: 11:00 – 21:00
Remember though, get there pretty early if you want some seats the Festival fills up fast!
About Zythos and Zythos Beer Festival
Zythos is the Belgium equivalent to CAMRA, fighting for beer consumer rights in Belgium and promoting the famed Belgium beer. The organisation was formed in 2003 and and after a year of planning and organising, the first Zythos Beer Festival took place in 2004. Since that first festival Zythos has not looked back as the festival has become the premier beer festival in Belgium.
Where is it?
The ZBF is held at the Brabanthal centre in Leuven. The centre is just a 10 minute bus ride from Leuven rail station where there will be a regular shuttle bus service from the rail station to the venue.
Leuven has one of Europe’s most prestigious universities and has a town centre bustling with bars and restaurants. Most prominent among the nightlife of Leuven is the ‘Oude Markt’ a square containing around 40 bars! Giving it the title of ‘the longest bar in Europe,’ so there will be no shortage of places to go after sampling the beers of the festival. Check the tourism booklet from Leuven’s official tourist website to find out more.
The Novotel Leuven Centrum hotel is the perfect base from which to discover Leuven and the surrounding area. All the rooms were completely renovated in 2011 and are non-smoking, spacious and comfortable. You can enjoy a drink in the bar or have something to eat in the Foodsquare restaurant. This 4-star hotel with complimentary WI-FI has a fitness centre with hammam (Turkish Bath) and 6 meeting rooms accommodating 200 people for seminars or conferences. An undercover public car park is also available.
The hotel is just a 5 minute walk from Leuven railway station, which is where shuttle buses to and from the festival itself will be going from.
Prices including Travel and Accommodation
TRIPLE ROOM: from £229pp
TWIN or DOUBLE ROOM: from £249pp
SINGLE ROOM: from £349pp
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