This festival begun in the year 2007, and since then this festival has become so much popular that it has achieved a place amongst the best beer festivals of Belgium. The present-day reputation Bruges has earned is much because of the long tradition of café and brewing culture.
At this place, you will find over 80 breweries and can taste more than 350 types of different beers. Every year during this festival, launch of new beers take place and the returning visitor always gets delighted because something new is always there.
Here, some local café and restaurants produce special menus inspired by beer and the organizers of festival spice up the whole event with a culinary showcase, debates and lectures.
Every year, this festival attracts more than 20,000 visitors.
In the beginning, Bruges Beer Festival was used to happen in the town hall at Bruges’s center, but due to the increasing popularity of this festival, this location is changed.
Now, the festival takes place in “Beursplein” because there is lot of space to accommodate all the visitors and stands.
Beurshalle is near T’Zand. It is the largest and amongst the most popular squares of the city.
More About Belgium
Brussel, the capital of Belgium, besides being the international headquarters of NATO and the European Union, has always been a center of art, design and style.
The Grote Markt (opulent Grand Place) and the ornate are the attractions which can’t be missed. Another thing which can’t be missed is the trendy restaurants and bars with fabulous food and extraordinary variety of beer.
This is a small country where towns can be accessed easily so this factor brings a huge opportunity to visit a town which has medieval old linkage and Flemish Renaissance architectures.
The Beautiful City in Belgium: Bruges
Bruges is an astonishing city having relaxing atmosphere and is beautifully romantic. The canal-side placement of this historic center has increased its comparison to Amsterdam but Bruges is surely a quiet alternative to Dutch capital.
Like whole Belgium, Bruges is also famous for its chocolates, mussels, beer, and lace, and there are various places to shop these things in the city. All these attractive qualities in combination with the beautiful environment makes it a very nice destination.
Attractions in Bruges
The majority of visitor’s time is spent at Bruges’s historic center and the compact size of this center makes it easy to move around by bicycle or on foot. Most of the tourist areas are free from vehicles and this feature makes it more pleasant for exploring the streets of the city.
In the year 2000, UNESCO declared historic center as a World Heritage Site and it was an addition to its various beautifully preserved buildings of medieval period.
The Belfry of Bruges is one amongst them and it was built in 1240 in the main market square, although it was mostly destroyed by fire but was again built in 1280. It has 366 steps which you can climb (for free) and enjoy the amazing views from the city’s historic heart.
The other attractions are City Hall’s “The Beguinage”, Holy Blood’s Basilica, beautiful little bridges across canals, the windmills, Grote Markt, and many others.