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Corsendonk: Beer, Monks and Strangers

Brussels, Turnhout & Antwerp

6 Days, incl.:

  • 2-course menu Chez Léon
  • 3-course dinner Duke of Antwerp (excl. drinks)
  • Mini-Europe + Atomium entrance
  • Entrance to BELvue Museum
  • Corsendonk cycling route + map
  • Visit city brewery De Koninck
  • City tax, VAT, service

Escape the hectic everyday life and enjoy the beautiful nature sceneries of the Kempen, a beautiful flat landscape that has a lot of historic buildings and heritage to admire as well.

 


 

Day 1: Arrival in Brussels 

Check-in at Martin's Brussels EU**** Hotel or similar (not included) 

 

 

 

 


 

Day 2: Explore Brussels

Visit the BELvue Museum

Chips, beer and chocolates... surely there is more to Belgium than that? Democracy, prosperity, solidarity, pluralism, migration, languages and Europe: these are the themes used by the BELvue Museum to help you to discover Belgium.

 

Lunch at Chez Léon

A stone's throw from the Brussels Grand Place, the "richtheatre" to borrow a phrase from Jean Cocteau, is the Ilot Sacré. At the heart of this neighborhood, the Léon restaurant, temple of mussels and chips, has been in existence for more than 100 years.

Visit Mini-Europe 

Located at the foot of the Atomium, MINI-EUROPE is the only park where you can have a tour around Europe in a few short hours. A truly unique voyage! Stroll amid the typical ambiance of the most beautiful towns of the Old Continent.

Visit the Atomium

Built for the World Fair in Brussels in 1958, the Atomium is nowadays the most popular attraction and the symbol of Europe’s Capital.

 

 

 

 


 

Day 3: Meet Corsendonk

Check-in Corsendonk Priory Hotel (highly recommended, not included) or similar

The Priory of Corsendonk is a beautiful, ancient monument located in the Campine Region in the province of Antwerp. Originally founded in 1395, this former monastery is a gorgeous specimen of medieval architecture. Its vault, monumental Chapter Hall, and well-preserved attic form a beautiful historical backdrop for all your celebrations, seminaries, or weekends. The vast estate, with renaissance gardens, and the green surroundings of the picturesque Campine Region make the hotel an oasis of peace of quiet, as well as a perfect starting point for cycling, walking, and nature outings.

Walking route in Turnhout

The Kempen is an ideal place for a short cycling or walking holiday. The landscape is diverse and flat; making it perfect for cycling. Around every corner, there are natural landscapes and interesting heritage to be found.

 

 

 


 

Day 4: Cycling tour

Cycling tour in the Corsendonk area 

Escape the hectics of everyday life by cycling through the calm and scenic Kempen area. In the area many beautiful landscapes await you and around almost every corner there is historic heritage to be found.

4-course dinner in the Corsendonk Priory hotel (not included)

The Priory of Corsendonk lies like a pearl in the Antwerp Campine Region, surrounded by untouched woods and pastures. The medieval setting of the former convent, with its arched cellar and monumental chapter hall, will make for an unforgettable experience.

 

 

 

 


 

Day 5: Enjoy Antwerp

Check-in Boutique Hotel Julien**** (recommended, not included) or similar

In the heart of the historic city of Antwerp, you will find the upscale and beautifully designed Hotel Julien. This urban retreat offers guests an oasis of tranquillity in a relaxed and welcoming setting. Situated in two 16th century properties, the hotel has been lovingly restored and authentic features are effortlessly combined with contemporary furnishings to offer you every comfort.

City brewery De Koninck

The new brewery tour is a barrel full of experiences. Explore ten interactive rooms and discover the history, the unique connection with the city, and the origin of the iconic De Koninck ‘Bolleke’. A beer tasting is included with the tour.

Free time (Shopping)

Shopping in Antwerp is a real experience that perfectly fits with Antwerp’s status as a fashion city. Whatever your personal style, you are sure to find elegant pieces from large fashion houses, trendy boutiques, small independent shops, and avant-garde concept stores. They are all within walking distance in a city that is both hip and historic, cool and classic, trendy and traditional.

3-course Dinner at Duke of Antwerp

Welcome to Duke of Antwerp, an authentic gastropub located on the busiest boulevard of Antwerp: de Keyserlei. In this cozy, authentic gastro-pub you’ll immediately feel as happy as a king. Perfect service and top quality are no idle words here.

 

 

 

 


 

Day 6: Departure 

Public transport to Brussels Airport (not included).

Optional: VIP-transport 

 

 

 


 

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