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Events & Festivals Belgium

Brussels Electronic Music Festival, March - over 30 DJs, musicians and VJs perform throughout the venue.
Re-enactment of the Battle of Waterloo, Waterloo, July - the infamous defeat of Napoleon in 1815 is re-enacted every year
Binche Carnaval, town of Binche, March - it stands out as one of the oldest surviving urban carnivals in Europe, and features on the UNESCO Heritage list.
Museum Night Fever, Brussels, March - there’s more than merely viewing collections after dark - expect concerts, installations, guided visits and workshops as well as an after-party.
Art Brussels,April - a highly respected international art fair, renowned for its excellence and cutting-edge profile.
Brussels Jazz Marathon, August - Jazz fans flock to Belgium’s capital to enjoy modern and trad jazz, blues and Latin, performed both indoors and out.

 


 

 

 

Day 1 Brussels
Arrival in Brussels and transfer to your hotel.

Day 2 Brussels
Discover the gothic church Notre-Dame, the law court, the Royal palace, Brussels park, the Galeries St Hubert, Manneken- pis, the cathedral St Michel, the Sablon squares and the Grand-Place with the Gilde houses where the Beer Museum is situated. Continue to the chocolate museum. Visit the Brewery Cantillon, a family of artisan brewers who can introduce the traditional production of Guese-Lambic, a typical and famous local beer.

Day 3 Brussels - Bruges (100km/1,30h) - Brussels
Departure to Bruges. Visit the Grote Markt, the Belfry and Halles, the Basilica of the Holy Blood, the City Hall, the Beguinage, the Lake of love. Discover the local brewery Hendrickx. Enjoy the Chocolate maker Plarinette.

Day 4 Brussels - Antwerp (50km/1h) - Brussels
Go to the Corsendonk Abbeys, where the monks are still making beer and taste their local products. Visit the centre of Antwerp to discover the Grand-Place, the town hall, the cathedral Notre-Dame and Rubens house. Back in Brussels.

Day 5 Brussels - Leuven (30km/30min) - Brussels
Discover the historical city of Leuven, the oldest and the biggest Belgian University Town. See the third biggest world brewery Interbrew. The loveliest spots are the town’s main square, the Market place, the late medieval heart of the town with the church St-Peter and the Town Hall without forgetting the incomparable brewery of Hoegarden where they create the white beer. Back in Brussels.

Day 6 Brussels - Ardennes (140km/2h) - Brussels
Enjoy the Ardennes nature. Go to Namur then to Dinant with its unique church and scenery. Visit the traditional and famous local cookie makers. Continue to the Abbey of Ciney with its famous beer then to the wonderful castle of Modave. Back in Brussels.

Day 7 Brussels
Transfer to the airport.