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last updated :
31 July 2015
How to get to the Christmas Beer Festival?
via Antwerpen of Breda E19 - via Roosendaal  -  in Essen/ by train
 


Kerstbierfestival-station weergeven op een grotere kaart

via Antwerpen of Breda E19 - via Roosendaal  -  in Essen/ by train

Heuvelhal 
Kapelstraat 7
B-2910 Essen
Belgium

By Train

In Antwerpen-Centraal take the local ("L-") train in the direction of Roosendaal (NL). 

On both days:
There is a train every hour at 50 min past the hour. The journey to Essen takes 38 minutes arriving at 28 minutes past the hour. Get of the train in "Essen". Coming from Antwerp this is the stop after "Wildert". The last train back to Antwerp is at 22:32

In Roosendaal take the "L" train in the direction of Antwerpen-Centraal. 

There is a train every hour at 23 min past the hour. The journey to "Essen" takes only 7 minutes arriving at the half hour . It is the next stop after Roosendaal. The last train back to Roosendaal from Essen is at 22:30

Attention: The direct IC-train from Amsterdam to Brussels or vice versa stops in Roosendaal, but NOT in Essen. The NMBS website might also give this as an option with a change in Roosendaal. This option however will cost you more as you need an International ticket!
More info on Belgian railways and ticket prices at www.nmbs.be

Leaving the railwaystation: (see map on the left)

-You can take our shuttle service between the railway station and Heuvelhal at 1 pp. We try to schedule this bus following the arrival and departure times of trains.

- or you can walk 1850 meters to the festival. 

-Cross the street and walk strait ahead in the Stationsstraat (Station Street).
- You follow this street all the way, until you see a church before you and the road takes a sharp angle to the right. The name of the street is now Nieuwstraat.
- A 100m further you see the community hall on your left. Just after this building you'll see a large hall called Heuvelhal, where you'll find the largest selection of Christmas Beers in the world.

 

The Christmas beer festival is an organization by 
O.B.E.R.

(
Objectieve Bierproevers Essense Regio)