I tried to bring a few bottles back last tour as gifts but where do you start?The choices are mind boggling, but do watch the cherry beer as I discovered it had a really high alcohol content. Who knew we would all be so lucky to be seeing all of this today!Please click on each day to bring up the itinerary for that day The city of Brussels was officially founded in 979 by Charles, Duke of Low Lotharingia, who set down Brussels’ first city charter.Since then Brussels has seen many rulers, renaissances and revolutions.Belgians eat out a lot and are particular when it comes to the quality and inventiveness of their gastronomy.If a restaurant, old or new, isn’t quite ‘cutting the mustard’ – it’s out of business.This magnificent castle with its huge terrain, an English park of 43 hectares with its sleek symmetrical flowerbeds in a French style, is a real attraction.Don’t miss this unique opportunity to admire the beautiful courtyard and interior of the castle and the church, bedecked in a sea of flowers.
Following months of preparation, over 100 floral designers from home and abroad will dress over 35 rooms inside the castle with tens of thousands of flowers. In Belgium, beer is more than just a frothy beverage – it is a culture.To give you some idea of countries participating in the 2017 show – Belgium, The Netherlands, France, Austria, China, Germany, Spain, India, Japan, Poland, Romania, Russia and the United States. With over 650 different varieties, many Belgian beers have personalized beer glasses in which only that beer may be served.Every floral designer will be amazed at the variety and scope of the designs presented by some of the world’s best and lovers of flowers will delight in this sensory overload. The shape of each glass enhances the flavor of the beer for which it is designed.Brussels is also becoming known as a mecca of style, art, and design.While attracting more and more big names in international fashion to its growing shopping districts, home-grown Belgian designers are rapidly gaining global notoriety.