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!

This tradition may seem like behavior reserved for wine snobbery, but Belgians take their beer seriously – and with good reason.

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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.

After that, you’ll need refreshment – so try Le Ultieme Hallucinatie bar, where even the piano is art nouveau. It was during an opera performance of La Muette de Portici that following a rebellion on stage, the spectators were so excited that they rushed out of the theater to the neighboring Royal Park.

There they started the revolution that led to the separation of the Belgians from the Dutch and the independence of the country.

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.The streets of Brussels feature art and architecture created from an unmistakably Belgian point of view that cannot be replicated.This beautiful city is a center for fashion, art, and Belgian culture.There are more than 2000 restaurants in Brussels alone.Brussels is the world center of the curvaceous architectural and decor style.There are many reasons to visit Belgium so perhaps think about coming in early so that you can enjoy some of Brussels before our tour begins.