BeNeLux Belgium Travel Thread

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  1. falc0n2600

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    My girlfriend got her mustard seized during customs. She cried. Next time we go to Europe that’ll be our first stop!
     
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  2. Digita7693

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    Anyone going to be at Cantillon this morning?
     
  3. sherm1016

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    Anyone going to be at Cantillon this afternoon?
     
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    Anyone going to be at Cantillon tomorrow?

    I'll be at Moeder Fontainas for Zwanze, and either at 3F or Cantillon during the day depending on how busy Cantillon is
     
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    Cantillon/3F/Dorst are open year round right? I’m considering a winter trip. Thanks!
     
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    Yes, but closed on certain holidays. Dorst you should always check first.
     
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  7. seedavid

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    My gf and I are going to be in Belgium from May 2 to May 7. We're still dicing up our exact days, but will be staying in Brussels and will do at least a day trip to Bruges.

    I have a lot of recs from friends, but I want to be thorough so if anybody has ANY recs for anything they feel I should see, please share.
     
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  8. Digita7693

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    Probably perfect time for Hallerbos!!!

    Also Ghent is great.
    What kind of recs?
     
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    Truly any suggestions regarding anything that you feel should be seen/done. I probably have enough brewery/blenderies, but best hole in the wall restaurants and bars, best higher end restaurants, and any touristy stuff that is actually fun.

    Hallerbos does look beautiful, and we were talking about finding a day for a hike, so the fact that it was the first thing you suggested tells me we should make it a priority.

    EDIT: Also, I don't have the bandwidth or baller lambic guy status to keep up with and be hip to this stuff, so forgive me if this is a stupid question, but are Bokkereyder bottles still impossible to come by, or is there somewhere in particular that may have something if I get lucky?
     
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    Go hike around Gooik. Visit De Cam and cafe Den Haas, on top of a hill with gorgeous views and very nice area to hike around.
     
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    Going to be in Brussels Sept 28th-Oct 1st. Really hoping they announce Zwanze day for the 28th. Worst case if it's not happening then we'll be driving to 3F.

    Any thing worth knowing about Zwanze day besides unique taps and hanging out with lambic loving drinkers?

    I didn't know if Cantillon will be open that day for any sales or not as well.
     
  12. GetchaPull

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    IIRC, Zwanze at both Moeder Lambic locations is ticketed and purchased in person.
     
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    Correct.
     
  14. StevonHanby

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    Damn. Is it just for the Bottle or entry?

    Do they allow proxy purchases?
     
  15. Digita7693

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    Someone got one for me before, but not sure if that was an official proxy situation.

    Do what the millennials do and post to their fb or insta page, assuming they do that.
     
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    A bottle of it isn't too much of a concern for me than more of just hanging out and trying the taps. I would like to stock up on the year round bottles at Cantillion which I assume I could just go that Monday if they don't clear out of inventory.

    In the states its a ticket to the event but didn't know if it was different at Moeder etc.

    I'll have to check out and see if there's any groups on the fb or insta.

    Thank you for the info!
     
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    Pretty sure you won't score a bottle of this year's Zwanze to go, but you'll likely be able to try a bunch of it and perhaps previous years if you go to ML with a ticket.
     
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    Yeah, bottles are not for sale to go. A few get out here and there, usually as gifts.
    The ticket is for trying Zwanze and whole bunch of other great beers, as GetchaPull said.
     
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    I think it was like that until last year, I remember buying a ticket online for last year's Zwanze at moeder.
     
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    And yeah the taplist is usually pretty good
     
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