Ghent Light Festival 2018 Details

Ghent Light Festival

The Ghent Light Festival is back in 2018. The three-yearly festival of light will run between Wednesday the 31st January 2018 and end on the following Sunday – the 4th February 2018.

This year sees the 4th edition of the festival and an extra day has been added to help with demand.

What time do the lights shine?

The lights will start shining from 7pm until Midnight on all days apart from Sunday which will start a little earlier at 6pm making the event more accessible for families.

Over a half a million visitors were attracted to see the light spectacular in 2015 which saw an extension of the lights show outside of the centre.

New Route

There’s a new route highlighting the historical city centre, the arts quarter and the city’s past. We’ve put together a Google Map detailing the route. Feel free to share and save to your devices.

On a Personal Note

We’ve been meaning to visit the light festival since 2015 when we thought we’d go and see it the year after… nope! we didn’t realise at the time that the festival is once every three years. We’ll have in tow our (at the time) 20 month old daughter who loves lights at the moment – we’ll have to see if she still does in 8 months time!

Price of Beer in Belgian Carrefour Supermarkets

Supermarket Beer Prices in Belgium

As frequent travellers by car to Belgium we often stop off at the Carrefour B-Park Hypermarket just a few miles north of Bruges. Of all the Carrefour Hypermarkets/Supermarkets we’ve been to we’ve found this to be the best stocked. The question is – which beers are stocked by these supermarkets? Well…

We’ve compiled a list of beers you should find along with the price you will be paying. This list will be frequently updated so bookmark or favourite it for when you need it. Please share if you find this useful.

Price List

[Last Update: 22nd May 2015]

Abbaye D´Aulne Cuvée Royale Abbaye D´Aulne Cuvée Royale
Pack of 4
Bottle Size: 0.33L
€5.69
(€4.31 / litre)
Affligem Dubbel Affligem Dubbel
Pack of 6
Bottle Size: 0.3L
€6.68
(€3.71 / litre)
Belle-Vue Extra Kriek Belle-Vue Extra Kriek
Pack of 4
Bottle Size: 0.25L
€4.39
(€4.39 / litre)
Belle-Vue Gueuze Belle-Vue Gueuze
Pack of 6
Bottle Size: 0.25L
€5.28
(€3.52 / litre)
Belle-Vue Kriek Extra Belle-Vue Kriek Extra
Pack of 24
Bottle Size: 0.25L
€24.29
(€4.05 / litre)
Belle-Vue Kriek Extra Belle-Vue Kriek Extra
Pack of 4
Bottle Size: 0.25L
€4.05
(€4.05 / litre)
Belle-Vue Kriek Klassiek Belle-Vue Kriek Klassiek
Pack of 24
Bottle Size: 0.25L
€23.69
(€3.95 / litre)
Belle-Vue Kriek Klassiek Belle-Vue Kriek Klassiek
Pack of 4
Bottle Size: 0.25L
€3.95
(€3.95 / litre)
Belle-Vue Kriek Klassiek Belle-Vue Kriek Klassiek
Pack of 4
Bottle Size: 0.33L
€5.19
(€3.93 / litre)
Bon Secours Amber Bon Secours Amber
Single
Bottle Size: 0.33L
€1.39
(€4.21 / litre)
Bon Secours Blonde Bon Secours Blonde
Single
Bottle Size: 0.33L
€1.39
(€4.21 / litre)
Bourgogne des Flandres Bruin Bourgogne des Flandres Bruin
Single
Bottle Size: 0.75L
€4.29
(€5.72 / litre)
Broeder Jacob Brut Rosé Broeder Jacob Brut Rosé
Single
Bottle Size: 0.75L
€6.99
(€9.32 / litre)
Brugge Tripel Brugge Tripel
Pack of 4
Bottle Size: 0.33L
€5.48
(€4.15 / litre)
Brugse Zot Brugse Zot
Pack of 6
Bottle Size: 0.33L
€7.45
(€3.76 / litre)
Brugse Zot Dubbel Brugse Zot Dubbel
Pack of 6
Bottle Size: 0.33L
€7.62
(€3.85 / litre)
Bush Amber Bush Amber
Pack of 4
Bottle Size: 0.33L
€4.79
(€3.63 / litre)
Bush Blond Bush Blond
Pack of 4
Bottle Size: 0.33L
€4.68
(€3.55 / litre)
Bush Blond Bush Blond
Single
Bottle Size: 75L
€3.69
(€0.05 / litre)
Caulier Blonde Caulier Blonde
Pack of 4
Bottle Size: 0.33L
€5.95
(€4.51 / litre)
Caulier Extra Tripel Caulier Extra Tripel
Pack of 3
Bottle Size: 0.33L
€4.45
(€4.49 / litre)
Chimay Blue Chimay Blue
Pack of 6
Bottle Size: 0.33L
€7.79
(€3.93 / litre)
Chimay Grand Reserve (Blue) Chimay Grand Reserve (Blue)
Single
Bottle Size: 0.75L
€3.59
(€4.79 / litre)
Chimay Red Chimay Red
Pack of 6
Bottle Size: 0.33L
€6.09
(€3.08 / litre)
Chimay Tripel Chimay Tripel
Pack of 6
Bottle Size: 0.33L
€7.49
(€3.78 / litre)
Chouffe Soleil Chouffe Soleil
Pack of 4
Bottle Size: 0.33L
€4.38
(€3.32 / litre)
Chouffe Soleil Chouffe Soleil
Single
Bottle Size: 0.33L
€1.10
(€3.33 / litre)
Ciney Blond Ciney Blond
Pack of 6
Bottle Size: 0.25L
€5.88
(€3.92 / litre)
Ciney Bruin Ciney Bruin
Pack of 6
Bottle Size: 0.25L
€5.88
(€3.92 / litre)
Corsendonck Pater (Dubbel) Corsendonck Pater (Dubbel)
Pack of 4
Bottle Size: 0.33L
€4.48
(€3.39 / litre)
Corsendonck Tripel Corsendonck Tripel
Pack of 4
Bottle Size: 0.33L
€4.48
(€3.39 / litre)
Cuvée Des Trolls Cuvée Des Trolls
Pack of 6
Bottle Size: 0.25L
€4.19
(€2.79 / litre)
Cuvée Des Trolls Cuvée Des Trolls
Single
Bottle Size: 0.75L
€3.29
(€4.39 / litre)
De Koninck De Koninck
Pack of 4
Bottle Size: 0.25L
€3.09
(€3.09 / litre)
De Koninck - Triple d'Anvers De Koninck - Triple d'Anvers
Pack of 4
Bottle Size: 0.33L
€4.99
(€3.78 / litre)
Delirium Tremens Delirium Tremens
Pack of 4
Bottle Size: 0.33L
€4.98
(€3.77 / litre)
Deus Brut des Flandres Deus Brut des Flandres
Single
Bottle Size: 0.75L
€12.85
(€17.13 / litre)
Diabolici Diabolici
Single
Bottle Size: 0.75L
€4.35
(€5.8 / litre)
Duvel Duvel
Single
Bottle Size: 0.75L
€3.89
(€5.19 / litre)
Duvel Duvel
Pack of 24
Bottle Size: 0.33L
€25.39
(€3.21 / litre)
Duvel Duvel
Pack of 6
Bottle Size: 0.33L
€6.35
(€3.21 / litre)
Duvel Gift Pack (with 1 Glass) Duvel Gift Pack (with 1 Glass)
Pack of 2
Bottle Size: 0.33L
€6.49
(€9.83 / litre)
Duvel Tripel Hop Duvel Tripel Hop
Single
Bottle Size: 0.33L
€1.67
(€5.06 / litre)
Duvel Tripel Hop Duvel Tripel Hop
Pack of 4
Bottle Size: 0.33L
€6.65
(€5.04 / litre)
Ellezelloise Quintine Ambrée Ellezelloise Quintine Ambrée
Single
Bottle Size: 0.33L
€1.89
(€5.73 / litre)
Grimbergen Blonde Grimbergen Blonde
Single
Bottle Size: 0.75L
€2.83
(€3.77 / litre)
Grimbergen Blonde Grimbergen Blonde
Pack of 6
Bottle Size: 0.33L
€5.29
(€2.67 / litre)
Grimbergen Blonde Grimbergen Blonde
Pack of 8
Bottle Size: 0.33L
€5.39
(€2.04 / litre)
Grimbergen Dubbel Grimbergen Dubbel
Pack of 24
Bottle Size: 0.33L
€16.17
(€2.04 / litre)
Grimbergen Dubbel Grimbergen Dubbel
Single
Bottle Size: 0.75L
€2.83
(€3.77 / litre)
Grimbergen Dubbel Grimbergen Dubbel
Pack of 6
Bottle Size: 0.33L
€5.45
(€2.75 / litre)
Grimbergen Goud Dorée Grimbergen Goud Dorée
Pack of 4
Bottle Size: 0.33L
€4.84
(€3.67 / litre)
Grimbergen Optimo Bruno Grimbergen Optimo Bruno
Pack of 4
Bottle Size: 0.33L
€5.55
(€4.20 / litre)
Grimbergen Tripel Grimbergen Tripel
Pack of 4
Bottle Size: 0.33L
€5.40
(€4.09 / litre)
Grisette Bosvruchte Grisette Bosvruchte
Pack of 24
Bottle Size: 0.25L
€24.89
(€4.15 / litre)
Grisette Wit Grisette Wit
Pack of 4
Bottle Size: 0.25L
€4.15
(€4.15 / litre)
Hoegaarden Wit Hoegaarden Wit
n/a
Bottle Size: 1L
€0.97
(€0 / litre)
Hoegaarden Wit Hoegaarden Wit
Pack of 6
Bottle Size: 0.33L
€5.82
(€2.94 / litre)
Hoegaarden Wit Hoegaarden Wit
Pack of 6
Bottle Size: 0.25L
€6.35
(€4.23 / litre)
Houblon Chouffe Dobbelen IPA Tripel Houblon Chouffe Dobbelen IPA Tripel
Pack of 4
Bottle Size: 0.33L
€5.95
(€4.51 / litre)
Kasteel Rouge Kasteel Rouge
Pack of 4
Bottle Size: 0.33L
€5.79
(€4.39 / litre)
Kasteel Tripel Blonde Kasteel Tripel Blonde
Pack of 4
Bottle Size: 0.33L
€5.79
(€4.39 / litre)
Kasteelbier Donker Kasteelbier Donker
Pack of 4
Bottle Size: 0.33L
€5.55
(€4.20 / litre)
Kriek Max Kriek Max
Pack of 4
Bottle Size: 0.25L
€3.59
(€3.59 / litre)
Kwak Kwak
Pack of 4
Bottle Size: 0.33L
€4.39
(€3.33 / litre)
La Cambre Blonde La Cambre Blonde
Single
Bottle Size: 0.33L
€1.69
(€5.12 / litre)
La Chouffe Blond La Chouffe Blond
Single
Bottle Size: 0.75L
€3.19
(€4.25 / litre)
La Chouffe Blond La Chouffe Blond
Pack of 4
Bottle Size: 0.33L
€4.89
(€3.70 / litre)
La Gauloise Amber La Gauloise Amber
Pack of 4
Bottle Size: 0.33L
€4.39
(€3.33 / litre)
La Gauloise Blonde La Gauloise Blonde
Pack of 4
Bottle Size: 0.33L
€4.39
(€3.33 / litre)
La Ramée Blonde La Ramée Blonde
Single
Bottle Size: 0.75L
€3.75
(€5 / litre)
Leffe (Mix of 3) Leffe (Mix of 3)
Pack of 3
Bottle Size: 0.33L
€4.29
(€4.33 / litre)
Leffe Blond Leffe Blond
Single
Bottle Size: 0.33L
€1.40
(€4.24 / litre)
Leffe Blond Leffe Blond
Single
Bottle Size: 0.75L
€3.69
(€4.92 / litre)
Leffe Blond Leffe Blond
Pack of 4
Bottle Size: 0.33L
€5.15
(€3.90 / litre)
Leffe Blond Leffe Blond
Pack of 4
Bottle Size: 0.5L
€7.19
(€3.60 / litre)
Leffe Blond Leffe Blond
Pack of 6
Bottle Size: 0.33L
€8.35
(€4.22 / litre)
Leffe Blond (Perfect Draught Mini-Keg) Leffe Blond (Perfect Draught Mini-Keg)
Single
Bottle Size: 6L
€20.49
(€3.42 / litre)
Leffe Bruin Leffe Bruin
Single
Bottle Size: 0.5L
€1.84
(€3.68 / litre)
Leffe Bruin Leffe Bruin
Pack of 4
Bottle Size: 0.33L
€5.15
(€3.90 / litre)
Leffe Bruin Leffe Bruin
Pack of 4
Bottle Size: 0.5L
€7.35
(€3.68 / litre)
Leffe Radieuse Leffe Radieuse
Pack of 4
Bottle Size: 0.33L
€5.64
(€4.27 / litre)
Leffe Rituel Leffe Rituel
Pack of 4
Bottle Size: 0.33L
€4.95
(€3.75 / litre)
Leffe Royale Leffe Royale
Pack of 6
Bottle Size: 0.33L
€8.04
(€4.06 / litre)
Leffe Ruby Leffe Ruby
Pack of 6
Bottle Size: 0.33L
€6.75
(€3.41 / litre)
Leffe Tripel Leffe Tripel
Pack of 4
Bottle Size: 0.33L
€5.68
(€4.30 / litre)
Liefmans Fruitesse Liefmans Fruitesse
Pack of 24
Bottle Size: 0.25L
€26.89
(€4.48 / litre)
Liefmans Fruitesse Liefmans Fruitesse
Pack of 4
Bottle Size: 0.25L
€4.49
(€4.49 / litre)
Lindemans Faro Lambic Lindemans Faro Lambic
Single
Bottle Size: 0.375L
€1.30
(€3.47 / litre)
Lindemans Framboise Lindemans Framboise
Single
Bottle Size: 0.375L
€2.05
(€5.47 / litre)
Lindemans Kriek Lindemans Kriek
Single
Bottle Size: 0.375L
€1.59
(€4.24 / litre)
Lindemans Pecheresse Lindemans Pecheresse
Single
Bottle Size: 0.375L
€2.14
(€5.71 / litre)
Maredsous 10 Tripel Maredsous 10 Tripel
Pack of 4
Bottle Size: 0.33L
€4.99
(€3.78 / litre)
Maredsous 6 Blond Maredsous 6 Blond
Pack of 4
Bottle Size: 0.33L
€4.09
(€3.10 / litre)
Maredsous 8 Bruin Maredsous 8 Bruin
Pack of 4
Bottle Size: 0.33L
€4.39
(€3.33 / litre)
Martin's IPA Martin's IPA
Pack of 4
Bottle Size: 0.33L
€4.95
(€3.75 / litre)
Martin's IPA Martin's IPA
Single
Bottle Size: 0.75L
€5.68
(€7.57 / litre)
Martin's Pale Ale Martin's Pale Ale
Pack of 4
Bottle Size: 0.33L
€4.98
(€3.77 / litre)
Mc Chouffe Bruin Mc Chouffe Bruin
Pack of 4
Bottle Size: 0.33L
€4.89
(€3.70 / litre)
Mc Chouffe Bruin Mc Chouffe Bruin
Single
Bottle Size: 0.75L
€3.39
(€4.52 / litre)
Palm Speciale Palm Speciale
Pack of 6
Bottle Size: 0.33L
€5.25
(€2.65 / litre)
Petrus Blond Petrus Blond
Pack of 4
Bottle Size: 0.33L
€3.99
(€3.02 / litre)
Petrus Dubbel Bruin Petrus Dubbel Bruin
Pack of 4
Bottle Size: 0.33L
€4.19
(€3.17 / litre)
Petrus Golden Tripel Petrus Golden Tripel
Pack of 4
Bottle Size: 0.33L
€5.15
(€3.90 / litre)
Rince Cochon Blond Rince Cochon Blond
Single
Bottle Size: 0.33L
€2.10
(€6.36 / litre)
Rince Cochon Rouge Rince Cochon Rouge
Single
Bottle Size: 0.33L
€2.19
(€6.64 / litre)
Rochefort 10 Rochefort 10
Single
Bottle Size: 0.33L
€2.05
(€6.21 / litre)
Rochefort 8 Rochefort 8
Single
Bottle Size: 0.33L
€1.47
(€4.45 / litre)
Rodenbach Rodenbach
Pack of 4
Bottle Size: 0.33L
€4.88
(€3.70 / litre)
Rodenbach Classic Rodenbach Classic
Pack of 6
Bottle Size: 0.25L
€3.79
(€2.53 / litre)
Rodenbach Grand Cru Rodenbach Grand Cru
Pack of 4
Bottle Size: 0.33L
€5.99
(€4.54 / litre)
Rodenbach Rosso Rodenbach Rosso
Pack of 4
Bottle Size: 0.25L
€4.19
(€4.19 / litre)
Sint Bernardus Abt 12 Sint Bernardus Abt 12
Pack of 4
Bottle Size: 0.33L
€6.44
(€4.88 / litre)
St Feuillien Blonde St Feuillien Blonde
Pack of 4
Bottle Size: 0.33L
€4.79
(€3.63 / litre)
St Feuillien Bruin St Feuillien Bruin
Single
Bottle Size: 0.75L
€2.93
(€3.91 / litre)
St Feuillien Bruin St Feuillien Bruin
Pack of 4
Bottle Size: 0.33L
€4.75
(€3.60 / litre)
St Feuillien Tripel St Feuillien Tripel
Single
Bottle Size: 0.75L
€3.15
(€4.2 / litre)
St. Bernardus Prior 8 St. Bernardus Prior 8
Pack of 24
Bottle Size: 0.33L
€31.08
(€3.92 / litre)
St. Bernardus Prior 8 St. Bernardus Prior 8
Pack of 4
Bottle Size: 0.33L
€1.30
(€0.98 / litre)
St. Bernardus Prior 8 St. Bernardus Prior 8
Pack of 4
Bottle Size: 0.33L
€5.18
(€3.92 / litre)
St. Feuillien Saison St. Feuillien Saison
Single
Bottle Size: 0.72L
€2.65
(€3.68 / litre)
Super des Fagnes Blonde Super des Fagnes Blonde
Single
Bottle Size: 0.75L
€3.29
(€4.39 / litre)
Super des Fagnes Griottes Super des Fagnes Griottes
Single
Bottle Size: 0.75L
€3.29
(€4.39 / litre)
Timmermans Kriek Lambic Timmermans Kriek Lambic
Pack of 24
Bottle Size: 0.25L
€23.69
(€3.95 / litre)
Timmermans Oude Gueuze Timmermans Oude Gueuze
Single
Bottle Size: 0.75L
€5.99
(€7.99 / litre)
Timmermans Oude Kriek Timmermans Oude Kriek
Single
Bottle Size: 0.75L
€5.49
(€7.32 / litre)
Tripel Karmeliet Tripel Karmeliet
Pack of 4
Bottle Size: 0.33L
€4.99
(€3.78 / litre)
Val-Dieu Blonde Val-Dieu Blonde
Single
Bottle Size: 0.33L
€1.16
(€3.52 / litre)
Val-Dieu Brune Val-Dieu Brune
Single
Bottle Size: 0.33L
€1.22
(€3.70 / litre)
Val-Dieu Brune Triple Val-Dieu Brune Triple
Single
Bottle Size: 0.33L
€1.22
(€3.70 / litre)
Westmalle Dubbel Westmalle Dubbel
Single
Bottle Size: 0.33L
€1.02
(€3.09 / litre)
Westmalle Tripel Westmalle Tripel
Single
Bottle Size: 0.33L
€1.30
(€3.94 / litre)

Hallerbos – The Belgian Bluebell Forest

Belgian Bluebell Forest

Hallerbos is quite rightly nicknamed ‘The Blue Forest’  because every year in April/May the forest floor transforms into a stunning carpet of bluebells.

The forest is located, by car, approximately 20km south of Brussels (from Brussels it’s approximately 35 minutes in a car). If you’re in the area at the right time we’d definitely recommend going to see this for yourself  – it’s certainly a memorable experience.

When Should I Visit

Bluebells carpet the forest floor from the mid-April until mid/late May time.

Bluebell Forest

Bluebell

Where is it?

20km south of Brussels – near the town of of Halle.

Bluebell Forest in Motion

Further Information

For a map of the site please click here.

You can read more about Hallerbos at its dedicated website.