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Bruges Beer Festival

From: £100

6th – 9th Feb 2015

Last rooms for sale. Please contact us to book.

SINGLE ROOM: from £315pp
TWIN or DOUBLE ROOM: from  £229pp
TRIPLE ROOM: from £195pp

  • City tax Payable locally
Price includes standard rail travel, 3 night’s in a central Hotel, VAT/TAXES and service charges.
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Your Trip

Friday 6th Feb 2015

Depart: London St.Pancras 12:58 Arrive: Brussels 16:08

Connection: Brussels to Bruges – SNCB

Accommodation: Ibis, Novotel, nh Bruges or Golden Tulip de Medici

Monday 9th Feb 2015

Connection: Bruges to Brussels by SNCB

Depart: Brussels 12:52 Arrive: London St. Pancras 14:03.

  •  £100 pp non-refundable deposit required at the time of the booking; the outstanding balance is due on the 28nd Nov 2014.
  •  Credit cards will attract a surcharge of 2.50%

Since the 1st BAB festival in 2007, the venue has been the stunning and historic Belfry.

As the BAB has grown in popularity, year on year,  the Belfry has reached a point where it cannot safely  accommodate the large number of beer lovers.

For this reason, amongst others, BAB have moved the venue across town to the Beurshalle, a purpose built exhibition hall. This is located adjacent to the T’Zand – the largest square in Bruges and a popular meeting spot for locals and tourists.

The 7th Bruges beer festival at the new location is better suited for the 65 breweries offering their outstanding selection of 300+ beers.

Tasting Glasses – €3 deposit. You can keep this as a souvenir or return the glass undamaged for your deposit.

Beer Tokens – €1.50 (1 Jeton = 1 Beer).

Opening Hours - Saturday: 12:00 – 22:00 and Sunday: 11:00 – 21:00

Also on hand will be chefs, cooking gourmet food, specially selected to be paired with the varieties of beers showcased just for you.

Small plates – 6 jetons each/ Large Plates – 9 jetons each (2013 rates)

De Halve Maan.

Bruges was once home to a handful of working breweries, but today the soul survivor is De halve maan or ‘half moon’, which first crops up in record books in 1564! the current business was estblished in 1856 by Leon Maes and, incredibly, remains in the family. Maes’ great, great, great, great, granddaughter developed the Straff Hendrink and her son, Xavier, the blond Brugse Zot. You can try both in converted maltery and battling room, whitch now acts as the brewery’s cafe. The brewery offers a warm and hospitable welcome to all visitors. A highly entertaining brewery tour is available with traditional Belgium lunch- well worth a visit for beer connoisseurs. (join our tour- register your interests)

Choco-Story.

A great experience! You are immersed in the ancient Mexican world of the Mayas and the Aztecs for whom chocolate was the drink of the gods and cocoa beans a means of payment. The chocoholic gets to find out all about the production of chocolate truffles, chocolates, hollow figures and bars of chocolate.

Horse-Drawn Carriage Rides.

The clip-clop of hooves hitting cobblestones resounds constantly in the streets of Bruges. In summer, aim to jump on board between 18:00 and 19:00 – by this time day-trippers have left the city, locals are stirring dinner at home, and most tourists are taking a shower. Bruges’ streets take on a semitranquil air at this time of day, and the gold-topped buildings shimmer in the late sun rays. Carriages depart from the Markt, and their route takes 35 minutes (including a pit stop at the Begijnhof).

Markt.

Bruges’ nerve centre is the historic Markt, a large open square flanked by medieval-style buildings and bustling with horse-drawn carriages, open-air restaurants and camera-clicking tourists. Standing tall at its centre is a monument to Pieter De Coninck and Jan Breydel, the leaders of the Brugse Metten, and lording over everything is the fabulous belfry.

Most of the gabled guildhalls edging the Markt are not original. Notable at Markt 16 is Craenenburg café; in this building the Hapsburg heir Maximilian of Austria was imprisoned by the leaders of the city in 1488 after attempting to restrict their privileges. When Maximilian later became emperor, he took revenge by directing trade to Antwerp.

The Markt’s eastern side is dominated by the Provinciaal Hof, a neogothic building home to the post office and a handy ATM.

 

 

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