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In de Vrede

$$ - $$$, , Cafe
Donkerstraat 13, Westvleteren 8640, Belgium
+32 57 40 03 77
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good32%
  • Average12%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“ice cream” (9 reviews)
“salad” (4 reviews)
“bread” (3 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Belgian, Bar, Cafe, European
$$ - $$$
Donkerstraat 13, Westvleteren 8640, Belgium
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Reviewed December 28, 2017 via mobile

All I can say is fantastic!!! Well worth the trip from the USA!!! We tried the 8 and the 12. Both were very good! We also had abbey meat and abbey cheese. They were both really tasty. We were able to purchase beer in the...More

Thank happytravelsfromiowa
Reviewed September 4, 2017

I have always found the staff to be friendly, helpful and welcoming. Never had a meal so cannot give a recommendation - although portions look ample and those eating looked happy enough. We always stop for a coffee when passing and the place is often...More

Thank clym t
Reviewed August 24, 2017

There used to be another smaller pub where now you have this big 'mastodont' of a beer place. When still living in the region my parents often took us to mass to the St-Sixtus Abbey so afterwards there was a reason to stop by in...More

Thank LilyLighthouse
Reviewed August 16, 2017

Whilst the beer and food at this restaurant/pub were good (I had a paté sandwich, which was quite big + a thick slice of cheese), this place is overrun by tourists and thus quite noisy. As the weather was fine we were seated at a...More

Thank sofke8868b
Reviewed July 22, 2017

The best place to drink a beer is as close you can get to the brewery itself. It feels like the beer invites you to its home, as if you hear the monks pooring the barley into the cettles and cook to make it the...More

1  Thank Deletrea
Reviewed May 16, 2017

It's cool to be able to try Westy (as overrated as it is), and I'm thankful In de Vrede provides that opportunity. That said, it's super touristy and crowded. Tour buses roll up on the regular. Servers are overworked and, in turn, not super friendly.

Thank Dane S
Reviewed April 30, 2017

The Westvleteren trappist brewery is opposite this cafe. They produce 3 trappist beers of which the only official ways you can get them are direct from the abbey or in this cafe with adjoining shop. The cafe is a little tricky to find and not...More

Thank James M
Reviewed March 25, 2017

We were back for our 3rd visit to In De Vrede this week and it was as exciting for our beer-loving selves as ever (especially since we were there to pick up 2 cases of Westvleteren 12 at the abbey as well--more about that below)....More

1  Thank tcut
Reviewed October 12, 2016 via mobile

A bit off track but once you there absolutely fabulous place. Not too many choices just 3 but all great Belgian brews. Tried blonde and 12 both great. Not too bitter and place for a was almost full on a weekday, cloudy and cold day...More

Thank Deepesh B
Reviewed October 1, 2016 via mobile

We drove for 100km to visit this bar and it was closed. No warning on the webpage or anything... disappointing..

Thank Pedro Montano M
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Michael K
May 5, 2015|
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Response from Junglejon | Reviewed this property |
Hi forgot to mention, in the cafe, its best to get there quite early, 12 noon as they can run out of limited stocks.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Belgian, Bar, Cafe, European
Lunch, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Large groups, Scenic view, Families with children, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Donkerstraat 13, Westvleteren 8640, Belgium
  • Location: Europe  >  Belgium  >  Flanders  >  West Flanders Province  >  Westvleteren
  • Phone Number: +32 57 40 03 77
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