Dear Friend of Flanders,

In view of the COVID-19-situation, specific safety measures and additional restrictions are currently in place across Belgium. You will find more detailed information on following website. For the latest travel advice to our country, please consult your local authorities.

If you are travelling to Flanders, Brussels or elsewhere in Belgium for a duration of 48 hours or more, you will need to complete a Passenger Locator Form, within the 48 hours before your arrival in Belgium. 

Take good care of yourself and each other and keep it safe and healthy.  

We hope to welcome you again soon, with twice the heart, love and hospitality. 

Warm regards,
VISITFLANDERS.

Hop Shoots ©Toerisme Poperinge

Belgium is known for its rich beer culture. Hop shoots are mainly cultivated for use by the brewing industry. The area around Poperinge in West Flanders is particularly famous for its hop fields and even has a Hop Museum dedicated to this typical Flemish speciality.

Hop Shoots Dish ©Toerisme Poperinge


Hop shoots are available between January and mid April. Because of the short period of availability and the labour intensive culture, hop shoots are considered to be the most expensive vegetable in the world. The first kilos/2 pounds are generally sold by auction for as much as 999 Euro per kilo/2 pound!
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