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A fun way to learn about Bruges and Belgium when you want to come over and visit us !
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When you join in one of
the Beer Tastings Can you handle it Tours offers, you get a real nice
explanation on beers, a little history on the ones which are served, some fun
facts and so on.
During one of the Beer Tastings
Mostly the first beer you get is “Duvel”. Literally translated
as “Devil”. For more information why they call this lovely beer ‘devil’ you’ll
have to do the Beer Tasting.
But before starting to drink, the host asks you to
wait to do a joined cheer. Now that’s the moment when he (or she) asks you all
to shout as loud as you can “Op je mulle” (“Up you moulle” you’d say it in an
Luckily by the end of the
evening they tell you what it really means.
Example of being "out cold"
Risk is that you’re already a
little drunk and don’t hear what it’s actually standing for. So, just to help
you: “Op je mulle” means literally “In your face”.
Please, for safety
reasons, don’t go in a Belgian bar and say this to someone you don’t know… It
can get you into a spot of trouble.
The way to say “Cheers”
in Belgium is “Santé” or ”Schol”. Short and easy.
But, anything else told
in the Beer Tasting is true.
Imagine you being in a
bar, it’s really crowded. The music is so loud you have to shout just to make
And you want a beer from
the tap but because it’s too crowded you can’t get close enough to the bar so
you’ll have to make an order from a distance. If you just want a normal beer
from the tap, that’s what we call a “Pintje”. In Dutch that sounds like a
“pinkje”, which means your pinkie. So, you show your pinkie to the barman and
he knows what you want! Excellent!
Do not do this
when there are only five other dudes in the bar. Then it’s just silly and
Enjoy the beer, check out
the website for the Beer Tastings, so you can do them when you’re visiting