Visit to the Jenever Museum of Hasselt on Friday afternoon, September 14th:
In a 19th century agricultural distillery – in the middle of the city of Hasselt - the National Jenever Museum tells the story of Belgian jenever, from grain to drink.
You can follow the production process, among others, in an authentic 19th century distilling facility.
And of course you can also taste a large number of Belgian grain jenevers.
For this social activity, no additional fee will be charged.
On Saturday, a guided daytrip to Brussels and/or to Bruges will be organized. The additional fee for these daytrips will be determined based on the number of participants and should be paid on the bus.
Brussels, the cosmopolitan city that loves good food, lives life its way and expresses itself in a style very much its own: sometimes rebellious and mischievous, sometimes thoughtful and composed, but always very likeable. Despite its European dimension and despite all the different languages spoken on the corner of every street, Brussels is still inspired by a very "village-like" spirit. Of course, it’s well known for its Grand-Place, its Atomium, its Manneken-Pis, its Gueuze and its Kriek, its waffles and its chocolates... But, just one tip: take the time, too, to soak up the very special atmosphere of its many different districts. Take a stroll to Rue Dansaert, Halles Saint-Géry and Place Sainte-Catherine. Head for Saint-Boniface, Châtelain or Flagey... You’ll discover a Brussels that’s in the spirit of the times, a capital that’s relaxed and comfortable, as much in its history as in its present-day reality. Very fashionable, very modern, very creative,… In other words, to put it in a nutshell, just relish Brussels, a fine and beautiful city to explore and discover...
Today's Bruges has a population of about 45.000 people (the old center) or 120.000 people (center together with the suburbs). These numbers clearly show that Bruges is not a tiny miniature city. It ranks, even today, among the most important cities of Belgium. It is also the capital of the Belgian province of West-Flanders.
Bruges is unique, in the sense that here the town authorities have done the utmost to preserve the medieval-looking image of the city. Of course, not every stone in Bruges has come to us straight from the Middle-Ages. The 19th century neo-gothic style is more present than one would think. Because of these 19th century renovations, some critics have put Bruges down as a 'fake' medieval city. Nevertheless, the combination of old, not so old and new fascinates everyone who first sets foot in Bruges.