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Bruges' Autonomous Beertasters VZW Present

Bruges Beer Festival

*  Where does the festival take place? Answer.

*  How to get to the Bruges' Beer Festival? Answer.

*  What are the opening hours of the festival? Answer.

*  How much is the entrance fee? Answer.

*  How does the Bruges' Beer Festival work? Answer.

*  Price for one tasting? Answer.

*  Is there any catering?  Answer.

*  Can I contact the organisation for accommodation? Answer.
 




 




















 

 


Location

This year’s beer festival takes place in 3 different locations:  in the belfry, on the market square and on the Burg square (all on walking distance from each other, about 50 meters maximum).

Locaties Brugs Bierfestival 2018

Location Festival

 


How to reach the festival?

There are several ways in which you reach the Bruges' Beer Festival. 
 

By Bike.

Unsupervised bike storage will be available at all the locations.
 

 

By Train.

Consult the train, NMBS,  timetable here

Once arrived in the train station of Bruges, you leave the station heading towards the center of Bruges. You now have several options

1. A short walk on foot.

The train station is situated at about 1.7 kilometers from the festival. Once you have crossed the large train station square, you cross the street at the traffic lights . Immediately after crossing, you take a left turn and walk straight on through the park. At the end of the pathway, you reach another large square. When you are on the square (just past the large red building) you take the first street on your right . You continue walking straight ahead until you reach the market square. You will now see the festival tent on your left and the entrance to the belfry on your right.

2. By bus.

You take the bus heading towards the city center. Get off at the ‘Market Square’

3. By horse carriage (this includes a tasting of ‘Augustijn’ offered by Van Steenberge brewery.  

At the front side of the train station (side of the city center) a horse carriage will be waiting for you to take you to the beer festival. 
As mentioned, a tasting of ‘Augustijn’ is included during the ride.

 

Click ‘more options’ on the google map to view the different routes.

 

By car.

Bruges offers an extended mobility plan, including several options to park your car.
Detailed info can be found here.

Bruges also offers 6 parking lots at the city borders, each one containing a bus stop that will get you to the city center.
Click  here to consult the timetables of the buses..

The cheapest and largest parking lot of Bruges is the one situated next to the train station.
You can find more information here.

  • Open 24/24h 7 days a week
  • Capacity: 1,500 vehicles
  • Parking fee: 0.70 euro per hour or 3.50 euros for a complete day
  • When presenting your parking fee ticket to the bus station situated next to the train station, the driver and three passengers are allowed to take the bus for free when heading towards the city center

When opting for this parking lot, you leave the parking lot heading towards the station square and follow the directions as mentioned in the  "By train" section.


Opening hours:

The Bruges Beer Festival is opened on:

  • Saturday 4 February from 12 till 22 hours
  • Sunday 5 February from 11 till 20 hours
     

 How much is the entrance fee?

 

The Beer festival is freely accessible and there is no entrance fee.

 


How does the beer festival work? - Price for one tasting.

If you desire tasting delicious beers, take the following steps

Either you buy the package deal of 15 euros (available at the ground level of the belfry)
This package includes: one exclusive postcard (n°1), one exclusive tasting glass edition 2018 , an extensive beer festival guide containing all you need to know about the brewers and the beers, 5 tokens worth one tasting each and access to the toilets.

Or you buy the package deal of 30 euros (available at the ground level of the belfry)
This package includes:  one exclusive postcard (n°2), two exclusive tasting glasses edition 2018, one extensive beer festival guide containing all you need to know about the brewers and the beers, 11 tokens worth one tasting each and access to the toilets.

You are always able to buy extra tokens from the different token-stands. Each token costs 2 euros. This equals the 15 cl you will receive in your tasting glass after presenting it to the brewer of your choice

Don’t forget:

The postcard already carries a stamp, you are able to fill it out, personalize it and send it to whoever and wherever you want. Just deposit the postcard in the BAB letterbox.
After your visit you can take your glass with you as a souvenir but there is also the possibility to donate it to charity. If you hand it back to the information booth, BAB will give 3 euros to charity for each received glass.

How much does 1 beer cost?

One tasting will cost you 2 euros, however you do need to purchase a festival glass if you want to taste any of the beers.
 

Is there a possibility to eat something at the festival – catering?

Different food stands are present at the festival including cold and hot snacks.
There is also a minimum of 2 non-alcoholic beverages stands.

Can I contact the organization for accommodation?

Booking accommodation
The organization will not book accommodation for visitors of the festival. The following website can help you out when you are searching for accommodation

Visit Flanders Accommodation in Bruges.