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Christmas Beer Festival

From: £200

15th – 18th Dec 2017

SINGLE ROOM: from£375pp
TWIN or DOUBLE ROOM: from£275pp
TRIPLE ROOM: from£265pp

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Price includes eurostar, 3 nights B&B in a 3* Hotel, city tax paid locally.
All prices  correct as of May 2017 and are subject to availability
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Your Trip

The Christmas Beer Festival (Kerstbierfestival) is held in Essen, a small village 35km from Antwerp and next to the Dutch border. The beer list is regarded as one of the best in the world, with several scoops and interesting gems, combined with world classics. This year they will serve about 170 different bottled beers to taste, and 18 or 20 on draught. Hot served Gluhkriek will of course still be available as well.

At last year’s festival about 3000 thirsty Christmas-beer-lovers came to the festival in Essen. And not only from Belgium – this unique festival, attracts an audience from all over the world.

Essen has very little accommodation, so our group will be staying in Antwerp: the added bonus is you can experience the city’s famous Christmas market!

Entry : free

Tasting Glasses : €3 deposit for 15cl. You can keep this as a souvenir or return the glass undamaged for your deposit.

Beer Tokens : Tokens are € 1,70 each, 6 for € 10,00

Opening Hours : Saturday: 13:30 – midnight and Sunday: 12:00 – 20:00

  • Hourly train service from Antwerp – duration 40 minutes ~ € 6.00 return
  • Taxi service € 1.00 from Essen Railway station
  • Walking distance to festival is just over a mile
  • Smoke free hall
  • Food prepared with Christmas Beer
  • Last train back to Antwerp leaves at 22:30
Friday 15th Dec 2017

Depart: London St.Pancras 12:58 Arrive: Brussels 16:05

Connection: Brussels to Antwerp– SNCB

Accommodation:  Holiday Inn Express Antwerp for 3 nights

1.85€ eur City tax per person and night, direct payment at the hotel

Monday 18th Dec 2017

Connection: Antwerp to Brussels by SNCB – Brussels

Depart: 14:56 Brussels Arrive:  16:05 London St. Pancras

  •  £100 pp non-refundable deposit required at the time of the booking; the outstanding balance is due 12 weeks before.

Credit cards will attract a surcharge of 2.50%

Heated terraces! Savoury snacks! Beautiful gifts!  The Antwerp Christmas Market is the place where you can soak in the festive spirit. Just like last year it swings from the Groenplaats through the Handschoenmarkt and the Grote Markt to the Steenplein square. The mirror tent on the Groenplaats is a new feature this year. It literally gives you a festive feeling while entering. And if this doesn’t help, you can always enjoy a heart-warming drink. The Christmas Market will again feature street performers, music bands and an old-fashioned carousel.

Stock up on Christmas gifts and goodies for your family and friends back home; as we are traveling on the Eurostar – you don’t have to worry about those extra few kilos!

The Christmas market opening times;

  • Monday to Tursday from 12:00 – 21:00.
  • Friday and Saturday  from 11:00 – 23:00
  • Sunday from 11:00 – 21:00


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