"Trip from Stuivekenskerke" Westvleteren by JosM

Westvleteren Travel Guide: 25 reviews and 105 photos

Trappist beer

Westvleteren, hidden deeply in the region of Bachten de Kuppe, in the Belgian Westhoek (West Corner) of Belgium. Located in this quiet and peacefull area, the abbey of St-Sixtus produces the finest Trappist beers of the world. The Trappist monks are not in teaching, nor in healthcare or preaching outside their monastery, and thus they have to gain money for their living by producing and selling goods to the outside world. For this purpose they produce the famous trappist beer and 2 different cheeses.

Ave Maria

Wooden schulpture of the Holy Mother in the Claustrum.

Monk's dress

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Well hidden, peacefull place
  • Cons:Hard to find
  • In a nutshell:Hardly any contact with today's rushing world
  • Last visit to Westvleteren: Aug 2004
  • Intro Updated Sep 4, 2004
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  • richiecdisc's Profile Photo
    Mar 4, 2007 at 1:11 PM

    You had much nicer weather than we did but the beer tasted just as good in the cold damp gray day we were there.

  • tompt's Profile Photo
    Mar 14, 2005 at 4:11 AM

    Seems you were lucky to have the 12%, last saturday they were sold out........

  • Sep 3, 2004 at 2:49 AM

    Nice peacefull pic of the Vrede, mmm remember the cumcumbersoup with trappistbeer, delicious!!!

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