Wednesday, 4 June 2008

Flanders at Great Getaways

Taste Festival 22 - 24 August The most popular culinary festival of Belgium last year.
Restaurants have their
own booth on the Groenplaats where you can buy some of their specialities.
Entry is free & tickets to exchange for food can be bought for €1.80. Most of the dishes cost only 1 or 2 tickets. A great way to sample some Flemish fare.
Stalls open on Fri 22 Aug 16.00-00.00,Sat & Sun 12.00-00.00.

Canal Festival 15 - 23 August

The triennial Canal Festival recreates the history of the city by means of eight spectacles along the magically lit Canals and on the Burg in the heart of Bruges. Like the previous editions all activities will start at 21.00.
Tickets are already available and cost €13.50 (if you purchase them before 31 July) or €15 (if you purchase them after 31 July).
Contact: 0032 70 22 50 05

Flower Carpet 14 - 17 August

The famous Flower Carpet gracing the middle of the Grote Markt Grand'Place in Brussels measures a staggering 300m! The design is different each time it is created by market gardeners from Ghent, who are world famous for their speciality, the begonia. The colourful carpet can best be admired from the balcony of the Town Hall, which is open to the public from 9.00-11.00.
Tickets for this panoramic visit cost €3.

Ghent Festivities 19 - 28 July

Every year this long-established, ten-day cultural event takes over Ghent’s
historic city centre.
There is free music on all the central squares and hundreds of other activities,
plus three international-level festivals! Future Dates: 18-27 July 2009 and
17-26 July 2010.

Self drive breaks to Ghent and Bruges from £66pp>>

2 people for 1 breaks from Ebbsfleet International>>

Free Upgrades on Eurostar Breaks>>

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