Belgium Tourist Traps

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Belgium Tourist Traps

  • Restaurants around Grand' Place

    Brussels Tourist Traps

    The Rue des Bouchers looks very tempting in summer with all the tables spilling out of it's restaurants onto the narrow cobbled street but try not to be tempted by the pushy restaurant owners trying to drag you in to their establishment for their special "Tourist set menu". Whilst these 3 course meals for €12 seem a great deal they usually leave...

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  • Restaurants too expensive.

    Brugge Tourist Traps

    I went to one of the brasserie/cafes where they have a table service on the main square with my nearly 60 year old parents. I can't remember the name any more because we were just passing by Brugge on our way to Germany and were not there to stay. The waiter told us to sit and when came around we ordered three coffees. Little did we know that it...

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  • Not all that glitters is gold, don't pay...

    Antwerp Tourist Traps

    Beware of the jewellery stores situated under Central Station along the Pelikaanstraat. Not all shops are kosher. Prices may look interesting but if you are not an expert you might pay what you think a reasonable price for 18kt gold and go home with less. Take someone with you who knows something about diamonds and gold or make sure you don't pay...

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  • Atomium & Heyzel area

    Brussels Tourist Traps

    The Heyzel area with Mini Europe and the EU museum, even atomium itself are a bit of a tourist trap. Note: I have been informed this attraction will be closing in the Fall of 2013. I enjoyed Mini Europe despite and it was cool to see Atomium but inside Atomium was very dissappointing. Save yourself some money and just take snap some shots from...

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  • Negative comments about Tours.

    Brugge Tourist Traps

    Brugge is such a small city that everything is easy accessible by foot. Just make sure you get a map (it's available in the train station and in various hotels) and walk through the town. The only advantage of the coaches is that you get some info from the guide. But then again ... they won't be any good book available in the shops.

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  • Disapointing, not worth seeing

    Antwerp Tourist Traps

    Many people (esp. Dutch people...) go to Antwerp to visit the "Vogelenmarkt" ('bird market'). Don't be fooled: it is a (flea) market as any other and the time when all sorts of birds were on sale is long gone. At present, only a small part of the market is dedicated to pet animals following protests of the animal rights organizations a couple of...

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  • Manneken Pis

    Brussels Tourist Traps

    "Is that it?" everyone says, just like they do with the Little Mermaid in Copenhagen, and it is perhaps the best comparison as it has the same tourist trap feel to it, but at least Manneken has several advantages that Mermaid has not. One being that it is only a couple of blocks away from the centre and not in a windy harbour, the other that the...

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  • All of Brugge is a tourist...

    Brugge Tourist Traps

    I Live in Brugge and believe me, All the restaurants are just as expencive for toerist as it is for the locals. On the market square we as locals don't get any good service either, most times when we want to have a drink we are refused because we take up space for the toerist that spends more money sitting and eating in the market square...

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  • Fun made tourist traps by VT members

    Antwerp Tourist Traps

    Although I prefer wine in the first place, Duvel is my favourite beer. It's quite strong, with an incomparable taste. You should try it when visiting one of the many cafés in Antwerp! But don't let it take you by surprise...or rather,yes ! http://www.duvel.com/uk/ Lots of other good Belgian beers!

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  • Negative comments about Lace making.

    Brugge Tourist Traps

    I wonder what kind of quality you'll get if you only pay 4 euro for some souvenir lace? Do you know how labour intensive lace making is? Are they made in Belgium? Anyway , all those lace shop's really got on my nerve. And I was really bothered when a respectable brand of chocolates combined a lace shop with chocolates. REVOLTING. I have...

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  • Don't pay too much

    Antwerp Tourist Traps

    Not all that sparkles is diamond! If you want to buy diamonds, ask for a decent certificate: HRD, GIA or IGI. Dont accept in-house certificates... There are certain reputed diamond jewelry boutiques where you know you will only find real diamonds.

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  • Positive comments (no tourist trap)

    Brugge Tourist Traps

    Bruges is small and beautiful city, you can enjoy walking there. Some people feel bad about boat and the carriage ride (from negative comment), it is true. So if you avoid the boat and carriage ride, and choose to use your own foot, you will fall in love with this really...really beautiful city.

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  • Watch your money.

    Antwerp Tourist Traps

    Since the invasion of dutch VT members - visiting Antwerp and tasting the famous belgian beers,something strange happened.The dutch pay with "0" euro coins - the Antwerp citizens pay them back in old italian lires ! Strange people no? Be aware of this ! Put some water from the river "Schelde" in their beer - they never will taste it - because they...

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  • Urban stories and legends

    Antwerp Tourist Traps

    No, Vinnie had a 3-month stint there. Three months don't make as if Vincent Van Gogh was educated at Royal academy of Fine arts. Van Gogh was reported to have not fit to the teaching methods within Antwerp academy... so that he only spent there a few months. The plaque is hanging on the wall, at the entry of the academy. Enlarge the pic to know...

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  • Don't Climb the Tower

    The Tower costs a fortune to climb and really isnt worth it, with rooms off at two levels there is nothing in the rooms. I woul d have been happy if there had been seom artefacts and historical information. Really was disappointed.The view is somewhat ok. Make sure that you have nothing else to do and you are an addict of climbing things just cos...

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  • Belgian chocolates

    The biggest trap. Each shop tells you that there's is the best and these are expensive, I mean the decent ones ar at least 25-28 Euro per kg. So i feel it is better to stick to branded ones like Cote'dor, which are amongst the best. You have choice of white, dark, very dark, milk, nuts etc. They even have a assorted pack. Never buy from a tourist...

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  • Belgian chocolates

    The biggest trap. Each shop tells you that there's is the best and these are expensive, I mean the decent ones ar at least 25-28 Euro per kg. So i feel it is better to stick to branded ones like Cote'dor, which are amongst the best. You have choice of white, dark, very dark, milk, nuts etc. They even have a assorted pack. Never buy from a tourist...

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  • You should not bother visiting...

    You should not bother visiting the battlefield at Waterloo unless you are a serious military history buff. There really is not that much of the actual battlefield that has been well preserved. The various farms that are still standing will mean nothing to you unless you are aware of the blow by blow action of the battle. For those familiar with...

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  • Brewery of HOEGAARDEN : exit! :(

    White gold from Hoegaarden !Brouwerij van HoegaardenStoopkensstraat 46Hoegaarden, 3320Belgiumphone: +32 (0)16 76 98 11 remark: the actual brewery is not at the same location where you can visit the brewery. The visiting area is more like a museum with shop and taverne/restaurant.With deep regret I must announce the decease of the art of brewing...

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  • Rue des Bouchers, Brussels

    Just don't even think of it. Even if everyone else recommends it, don't! It's nasty: waiters and maitre-d's of the restaurants here almost try to drag you into their place to have some food. It's like a Tunisian market! Plus: often the food isn't up to much. If you do want to go, look out for a restaurant that doesn't use staff to convince you to...

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  • The Overrated Atomium.

    The Atomium is a complete waste of time and money. This is especially so since it well out from the city centre of Brussels. There are plenty of other things more interesting to see in this wonderful city than this dated and faded spectacle. It is my understanding that the Atomium has recently undergone some desperately need restoration. This...

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  • Like a fontain! DRIE FONTEINEN

    Belgium beer is so good you might want to drink more then you can take!1. Oude Geuze, old riped gueze, rather to the soar and very well refreshing the thirst on a sunny and warm day.DRIE FONTEINEN Hoogstraat 2AB-1650 BEERSELTel. : +32 02/306.71.03Fax : +32 02/305.07.41E-mail : info@3fonteinen.beor take a look at their website.Tip: every year in...

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  • Beware of the beer!!! LACHOUFFE brewery

    1.This La Chouffe blond ale beer is so good you might want to drink more then you can take!Don't drink as much to the point you will see real midgets with red noses!You can have La Chouffe from draft (Mmmm) or it is sold also in 750 ml bottles for you to share with your beloved one :)that is... if you want to share this at all and not want to keep...

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  • LA BINCHOISE

    I tasted the Binchoise Christmas beer for the very first time in the pub the Delirium Tremens in Brussels. At that moment they had 3 special christmas beers on tap and this was one of them.I thought it to be a good beer, although it was not my most favored of the threesome.I could recomend you to try it out. I haven't tried it from the bottle, only...

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  • De PROEFBROUWERIJ bvba ANDELOT

    This beer, called BoerinnekeN (the farmer's wife) is a beer drank couple of years ago while being on a cycling tour.I was thirsty and I must say this amber coloured beer went in very smoot ;)The other beer they served at that moment was Boerkens beer.bvba AndelotDoornzelestraat 209080 Lochristi-Hijftetel. 00/32/9.356.71.02fax...

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  • Brewery DEN HOPPERD

    Don't drink too much and become a snoopy dog mud nose!Ah you laugh with this but this beer is called "Ne Slijkneus" and translated that is Mud nose.I liked it very much :)I don't know if it was brewed temporary or if it still exists as it was in 2000 something I tried it out. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~This organic beer is brewed byBrewery Den...

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  • Brewery LEFEBVRE

    1. I tried Moeder Overste (Mother superior) a couple of years ago. It is a nice copper coloured triple like beer but it didn't left a big impression on me. I think I found the taste too sweet for me.It is not that I disliked it, but I rather would try out another beer then drink this a second time.2. Another beer I tried was Floreffe Triple. It is...

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  • BOSTEELS Brewery: they come in numbers &...

    Belgium beer is so good you might want to drink more then you can take!Watch out for trio's!1. It might give you a real Kwak!and after you had a Karmeliet... I am sure you go for Hetzelfde! translation? it means THE SAME!and then it starts all over again!2. If you want to a special experience I would say go to the Dulle Griet at the Vrijdagse Markt...

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  • Brewery DE TROCH

    Belgium beer is So good you might want to drink more then you can take!There is a saying that there is a Belgian beer for any taste.When Kinga visited Antwerp she said she never drank any beer, she just don't like it.When I let her try the Banana beer of De Troch, she changed her mind!This beer is a beer with low alcohol percentage, based on a...

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  • beware of the beer!!! BOON !!!! yes!

    Belgium beer is so good you might want to drink more then you can take!When the choice is that big!Well start with one at the time!mmmm looks like that second bottle to the left is already opened!Boon beer is one of the best geuze beers you can taste! They are rather sour as a real gueze should be.Mariage parfait, with a name like this, you can...

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  • %vA bolleke and a WAAGSTUK

    Belgium beer is so good you might want to drink more then you can take!Het Waagstuk is a rather sweet comercial tasing tripel like beer. It is named after the pub Het Waagstuk. This name refers to an building that used to stand in the middle of the square and that was a public bascul. However during Napoleon's occupation it burned down. Drink...

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  • Beware of the beer!!! DE LEYERTH-URTHEL

    Belgium beer is so good you might want to drink more then you can take!Don't drink that much that you mistake the bearded creature being the barman... This one doesn't take any orders!I must admit that I still have to try my first Urthel beer.I saw the tap on one of the beer festivals in Antwerp and it looked so great I could not resist taking a...

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  • Brouwerij VAN STEENBERGE N..V

    One of the very best beers I ever had... but strong!1. Tripel van der Garre blond and stroooooooooong :)2. Gulden draak : dark and yummmieee!Brouwerij Van Steenberge N.VLindenlaan 25Ertvelde, 9940Belgiumphone: +32 (0)93 44 50 71

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  • Beware of the beer!!! MOORTGAT Brewery

    Belgium beer is so good you might want to drink more then you can take!1. It's a Duvel!!!Don't sell your soul to a Duvel!Duvel is a high fermentation beer that is made using the finest barley malt and hops. No additives or preservatives are added. It is not pasteurised and therefore entirely pure and natural beer. Secondary fermentation and long...

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  • DE KONICK Brewery beer

    1. On occasion of the celebration of one of Antwerp's most famous painters, Sir Anthony van Dyck, the De Koninck brewery created a Anton beer.2. Cuvee, Belgian strong dark ale and more my likes thenh the regular De Koninck beer3. Real Antwerp Bolleke: a pale ale, not my favorite but widely liked by many people.Brouwerij De Koninck...

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  • Beware of the beer!!!Become calm from...

    Belgium beer is so good you might want to drink more then you can take!Palm will turn you calm!1. Palm : special amber coloured beer with a fruity aroma balancee between sweet and bitterWell they don't turn me calm, as it was one of my favorite beers, I started to boycot them recently because they bought the Gouden Boom and you can tell eversince...

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  • GOUDEN BOOM... exit :(

    1. Brugse Triple from late brewery De Gouden Boom.So sad the consortiums of Palm et compagnie have dismantled this excellent (and last!) brewery in Bruges.Really a shame!I had the priviledge to have seen it still operational during its last but one year.My uncle was so kind to give me and my American friends a private tour and introduced us to the...

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  • Beware of the beer!!! A STRAFFE HENDRIK

    Belgium beer is so good you might want to drink more then you can take!Unless you are a "tough Hendrik'! `-)Brouwerij Straffe Hendrik / De Halve MaanWalplein 26Brugge, 8000Belgiumphone: +32 (0)50 33 26 97Or visit their website. Drink slow, enjoy the taste....and have another one!

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  • A corsendonk

    more info later1. Corsendonk blond2. Corsendonk Christmas Ale What is better then a Corsendonk?TWO!!! Corsendonk

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  • DOLLE BROUWERS = Mad Brewers, crazy...

    1. Dolle Brouwers Oer bier (prehistorical beer)2. Stille Nacht (Silent Night) seasonable beer for Christmas time3. Mad Maggie!!! Beer for crazy ladies :)Dulle Teve or Mad Maggie in clean language for the sensitive of heart, but in reality she is just a "Mad B*i*t*c*h*"".In one word, a real lady you just fall in love with!It is a white tripel...

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  • At Brouwery De KEERSMAEKER you die...

    1. Mort Subite GeuzeBrouwerij De KeersmaekerLierput 1Asse-Kobbegem, 1730Belgiumphone: +32 (0)24 52 4747

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  • Christmas and a Bieke at BOELENS...

    Belgium beer is so good you might want to drink more then you can take!Unless it is Christmass!1. I tasted this beer on the 2001 edition of the 24 hours of beer in Antwerp.It was a great beer and I tried it again last Christmas time 2004 in Brussels in the pub Delirium Tremens where they have over 2004 different beers.It is a strong dark ale of 8,5...

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  • Have a good look at the BELLE VUE :)

    1. Belle Vue extra kriek (cherry) beer, right from the tap at the Belle Vue brewery museum in Brussels, near the Canal at 5 minutes walk from the metro station "Graaf van Vlaanderen/Compte de Flandre".This is where the old buildings of the Brewery Belle Vue are situated. The beer brewing itself is done in the modern brewery but the lambic still...

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  • ORVAL trappist !stories of fishes and...

    Belgium beer is so good you might want to drink more then you can take!This is absolutely one of my favorites! Orval trappist beer. It has a very strong stuborn taste and that is what makes it different from any others. Worth trying!I have visited the monastery, the ruins and the brewery in 2003. You can have a look at my Orval page.ORVAL Abbaye...

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  • Brouwerij HUYGHE! What a delirium!

    Belgium beer is so good you might want to drink more then you can take!This happens when you look too deep in that Delirium glass yes sorry for you but it IS empty!), the pink elephant comes alive and you will feel like the bar is moving so you hang on to it to keep it steady...Never it occured to you it was you waggling a bit ???and besides, it is...

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