12 days in Europe for the first time.

Feb 16th, 2013, 06:46 AM
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If you are staying in Brugge, the "1/2 Moon Brewery" is a great tour! Stella is a gigantic corp, I'd opt for some of the smaller breweries.

In Ghent there's Gruut -the owner was part of Duvel and also worked at Brooklyn Brewery in NY, also maybe a visit to Trappistenhuis, where the owner has finally done his own beer, Johannes.

Out in Buggenhout is Brouwerij Bosteels, they do Kwak, Dues and Triple Karmeliet. you can get out there by train, and it;s an easy walk to the brewery, just follow the aroma!

Also in Brussels is Cantillon Brewery, an easy walk from the Midi/Zuid Train Station,and then you can walk up to Restobiers for lunch, I think everything is cooked with beer.

Most of the larger grocery store have a pretty terrific selection of beers,and chocolate and spices and I'm running off, but really good for food souvenirs!

If you are possibly going to be in Ghent, be sure to go to the HopDuvel... there are 2, one is a restaurant- check for hours and if they're still open. and then there's the Beer Supermarket!!! It's fantastic! they're on "Coupure Rechts" and
you can't see it from the street but the store is at the end of an arched entrance gravel driveway. They have all sorts of beers you can't get anywhere else- sold by the bottle, I believe they can ship just about anywhere, and they're quite helpful!

Money sounds good... at today's rate of 1.33 $1,000.00 = 750 E
so your 540$ a day is about 400E!
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Feb 16th, 2013, 07:05 AM
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I would limit your stops to London, Paris and one other. If you have to visit a brewery, find one in Brugges or Amsterdam. Or, take a day trip to Brussels from one or the other. As I count, you have 10 days on the ground. Spend 4 in London, 2 in Amsterdam or Brugges and 4 in Paris. Each time you move, it takes time and costs money.

If you already have your plane tickets, fly into London, leave immediately for Amsterdam or Brugges, then to Paris and back to London for the last 4 days.

With your budget, you have about 200 Euro per night for hotels.
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