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Tips for the traveler

Het Brouwershuis, or The Brewers House, a bed and breakfast on the grounds of the St. Bernardus Brewery, Watou, Belgium. Rate of 120 euros per night (about $156 at current rates) for a triple room or $110 a night for a double, includes buffet breakfast served in the conservatory. Rates higher for a one-night stay. Can arrange tours of brewery.

> Visit for the bed and breakfast website.

> Visit for the brewery.

•Pahilleke, a bed-and-breakfast in Vleteren, Belgium, within walking distance of St. Sixtus Abbey. B&B rates range from $78 per night for a double to $142 per night for a double suite with kitchenette and lounge. Most rooms have space for additional beds for an additional $26 per person. Rates include breakfast, and dinner prepared from local ingredients is available for $35 per person.

> Visit for the website in Dutch, but Google will translate the page and the proprietors do speak English.

• St. Sixtus Abbey in Vleteren, Belgium. Be sure to check the website for the dates the visitor's center is closed.

> Visit for the website, which has instructions for ordering the abbey beer to be picked up on site, and the history of the abbey.

> Visit for the website of the visitor's center, In de Vrede (The Peace).


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