"Oh Holy Beer" Westvleteren by richiecdisc
Westvleteren Travel Guide: 25 reviews and 105 photos
The Belgian countryside has remained fairly anonymous but that’s a good thing for those who venture off the tourist route of Brussels and Bruges. Antwerp and Ghent might sneak their way into even the first time visitors’ itinerary but few even manage that. This is not so odd. After all, Belgium conjures images of medieval cities and chocolates to most and these are most readily found in the aforementioned places. Oh, perhaps beer has joined the ranks of must sees even for those who would normally not drink the stuff. With so many varieties it’s certainly hard to completely ignore! But when one gets beyond mere ignorance and truly decides to explore both Belgium and its wonderful beers, the countryside is bound to beckon you. With a surplus of charming towns and villages not to mention some picturesque monasteries, it is a country that will quietly seduce even the most jaded of travelers. Westvletteren is one such excursion where a quest for some of the world’s greatest beers becomes intermingled with a drive in the countryside that culminates in an age old monastery. Or perhaps one could say the beer is the culmination to the drive. The chicken or the egg doesn’t really matter, does it? Just go.
Belgium is famous for chocolate, amazing medieval cities, frites, an incredible variety of beer and last but not least... more travel advice
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