Werchter is a small village in Belgium in the municipality of Rotselaar and is most famously known as the site of the festival Rock Werchter, one of the most prominent rock festivals in the world. Werchter is near Leuven city, a university town, with the oldest Catholic University in the world, founded in 1425. Leuven is located 20 Km east of Brussels, Belgium’s capital and is home to Anheuser-Busch InBev (AB InBev), the world's largest brewing group. Stella Artois, AB InBev’s flagship beer, has been brewed in Leuven since 1926 and sold across the world.
Rotselaar, the municipality comprises the towns of Rotselaar proper, Werchter and Wezemaal. Rotselaar is located at the convergence of two rivers, the Demer and the Dijle, which in turn have the Winge and the Losting as tributaries, and the Laak River forms the border between Werchter and Tremelo to the north.
The Domain Ter Heide is the main recreational domain in Rotselaar. It is popular among walkers, cyclists and bird-watchers. The keep "Ter Heide", this unique tower is based on a Greek cross floor plan and was probably built around the year 1350.
Leuven, near Werchter, has many attractions including its famous Town hall, Churches, and Great Beguinage which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
How to get to the city from the Airport
Day 1 - Werchter
Day 2 – Leuven
Belgian cuisine is widely varied with significant regional variations while also reflecting the cuisines of neighboring France, Germany and the Netherlands. Most dishes are based around meat or fish, and desserts are often rich pastries or chocolate – and it's usually all washed down with wine or, the national drink, beer.
Some notable restaurants serving the local specialties include: