Weekend in Belgium...suggested itinerary?

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oteyj
beers 2139 º places 14 º 15:53 Tue 6/5/2012

Originally posted by rotjoch
... which Cantillon does not do.


It was a joke bro. Gotta learn these forums :).

Welcome!

 
rotjoch
beers 50 º places 79 º 16:07 Tue 6/5/2012

Originally posted by oteyj
Originally posted by rotjoch
... which Cantillon does not do.


It was a joke bro. Gotta learn these forums :).

Welcome!


thanks...always nice to be welcome (ps: my account number is 7732)

 
rotjoch
beers 50 º places 79 º 16:08 Tue 6/5/2012

;-)

 
rotjoch
beers 50 º places 79 º 16:12 Tue 6/5/2012

actually, if you'd bring a growler, they'd probably fill it with lambic...

 
doublea
beers 27 º places 2 º 22:36 Tue 6/5/2012

Lots of great suggestions! I am going to do some more research this weekend and then come back to the thread for clarifications.

The tips on reservations required, etc are very helpful!

 
Mathieu87
beers 3 º places 328 º 00:29 Wed 6/6/2012

Ok, skipping Bruges and going to In de Verzekering tegen de Grote Dorst follow by a visit to the Heeren isn't a bad alternative ^^

 
Mortlach
beers 2432 º places 12 º 05:32 Wed 6/6/2012

Originally posted by Mathieu87
Ok, skipping Bruges and going to In de Verzekering tegen de Grote Dorst follow by a visit to the Heeren isn't a bad alternative ^^


Is it still open?

 
Martinus
beers 4631 º places 213 º 07:05 Wed 6/6/2012

Originally posted by craftycarl21
..and two if you're near Brussels on Sunday you should probably go to Grote Dorst.


+1

or actually, +100

 
Erlangernick
beers 1 º places 2 º 09:29 Fri 6/8/2012

Why rent a car? There are trains, and a taxi (if need be) from Poperinge to Westvleteren and back can't be *that* much, whereas renting a car will cost time and not be cheap for just a day or two, based on what I've heard.

 
Erlangernick
beers 1 º places 2 º 09:33 Fri 6/8/2012

Originally posted by rotjoch
you want to do breweries, bottle shops or pubs? cities or just countryside?

Brussels isn't very beautifull. But it has its good sides, and you lack a lot of time... I'd say: only do Brussels, do Gent, Brugge and antwerp later on on a second trip. in Brussels, Cantillon is a must see. Pubwise you can't go wrong with Moeder Lambic Fontainas.See the citry centre, lots of great musea

take the bus to the Payottenland (at Brussels Midi, don't know the bus number exactly) Gooik (De Cam) is beautifull, as is Beersel (Oud Beersel+Drie Fonteinen). In Alsemberg there is thevisitors centre for the Lambik, which has gotnice staff and also gives maps of the surrounding countryside. I would suggest walking to Dworp (Hanssens), a very nice walk. Café de Zwaan is worth it. Eat in Denderleeuw at De Heeren van Liedekercke

contact the breweries in advance, although Cantillon should never be a problem

cheers!


Agreed with the sentiment that Fri-Sun is precious little time, and staying within Brussels (and the Payottenland if need be on Saturday) is the best way to use the time, rather than spending it either in trains or at a car rental place or in a car. 's what I'd do.