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Title: Belgium and the Netherlands
Post by: spurviance on June 15, 2022, 08:01:57 pm
Heading out on a bicycling trip from Bruges to Amsterdam in a couple weeks.  I re-read the thread from 2019 about this area and am hoping there might be some good suggestions for bars/breweries throughout Belgium and the Netherlands.  I've been to Westvleteren and St. Bernandus before and that part of the country is not on the itinerary.  Bruges, Ghent, Antwerp are the bigger cities on our journey, the rest will be smaller villages until reaching Amsterdam. 
Title: Re: Belgium and the Netherlands
Post by: BrewBama on June 15, 2022, 08:11:37 pm
In Europe in general, I found no plan is the best plan. Whenever I had a plan I was stressed to hit those spots but when I didn’t have a plan I found some of the best places just by local word of mouth, taxi drivers, hotel personnel, etc.
Title: Re: Belgium and the Netherlands
Post by: spurviance on June 15, 2022, 08:13:19 pm
In Europe in general, I found no plan is the best plan. Whenever I had a plan I was stressed to hit those spots but when I didn’t have a plan I found some of the best places just by local word of mouth, taxi drivers, hotel personnel, etc.
Agree 100%
Title: Re: Belgium and the Netherlands
Post by: narvin on June 16, 2022, 04:02:54 pm
When you're in Bruges, go to Le Trappiste http://www.letrappistebrugge.com/.  Excellent beer bar.
Title: Re: Belgium and the Netherlands
Post by: spurviance on June 16, 2022, 04:06:30 pm
When you're in Bruges, go to Le Trappiste http://www.letrappistebrugge.com/.  Excellent beer bar.



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Title: Re: Belgium and the Netherlands
Post by: MDixon on June 16, 2022, 06:06:18 pm
If you're going to Bruges then hit De Garre, t'Brugs Beertje, Cambrinus, Cafe Rose Red, Vlissinghe, and any other place you see.

In Ghent you must visit t' Velootje. Het Waterhuis aan de Bierkant has cool Singer sewing machine table bases. Dulle Griet didn't thrill me much, but it was years ago.

In Antwerp you need to hit Kulminator, Paters Vaetje, Oud Aersenaal, and Highlander Cafe.
Title: Re: Belgium and the Netherlands
Post by: hopfenundmalz on June 16, 2022, 10:01:29 pm
If you're going to Bruges then hit De Garre, t'Brugs Beertje, Cambrinus, Cafe Rose Red, Vlissinghe, and any other place you see.

In Ghent you must visit t' Velootje. Het Waterhuis aan de Bierkant has cool Singer sewing machine table bases. Dulle Griet didn't thrill me much, but it was years ago.

In Antwerp you need to hit Kulminator, Paters Vaetje, Oud Aersenaal, and Highlander Cafe.

I haven’t  been to Belgium in 20 years, but this is solid.