Date: Feb 1 2020, 5 a.m. - 1 a.m.
Visit Belgium’s “Venice of the North” and attend the world famous Bruges Beer Festival!
The UNESCO World Heritage city of Bruges (or Brugge if you speak Dutch) is a pristine example of old world architecture and culture. Canals and windmills surround the city center, where you will find countless open squares and beautiful architecture in a city which celebrates its culture. Climb the 366 steps to the top of the 83 meter high bell tower where 47 bells chime out the time every 15 minutes. See the Basilica of the Holy Blood, and the world famous relic it houses, or Michelangelo’s Madonna and Child in the Church of Our Lady. Tempt your taste buds at the French Fry Museum, the Chocolate Museum or the Bruges Beer Museum, and dine an your choice of Bruges’ award winning pubs and restaurants where you will find regional specialties like Belgian Waffles smother with your choice of sweet fruits, sauces and creams, Flemish Beef or Rabbit Stews and of course the Belgian national dish, Mussels and Fries.
This special trip coincides with the Bruges Beer Festival, where you can sample from over 350 Belgian beers, buy specialty merchandise from your favorite brewery, and expand your appreciation of the sudsy stuff.
Bruges is a must-see city with so many options that instead of a guided tour, you will want your very own tour guide. Download a free e-travelguide for your phone or tablet from Army Libraries, and keep your own personal tour guide in your pocket. You will enjoy your day in Bruges. Reserve your space with Baumholder Outdoor Recreation today!
What to Bring:
• Comfortable, weather appropriate shoes and clothing
• Still or video camera
• Credit/Debit card and Euro
• VAT forms
• Military ID and Passport
Children under 12: $59
• Round trip tour bus transportation
• Free digital travel guide book downloaded from Army Libraries