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 tinyurl.com/Bed-129 for the bed and breakfast website.
> Visit tinyurl.com/Brew-129 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 pahilleke.be 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 tinyurl.com/Abbey-129 for the website, which has instructions for ordering the abbey beer to be picked up on site, and the history of the abbey.
> Visit tinyurl.com/Abbey-130 for the website of the visitor's center, In de Vrede (The Peace).