Indulging in 30 Craft Brews at the Hai Phong Belgian Culture and Food Festival

Participants of B. Fest 2023 will be delighted to experience nearly 30 different types of exquisite Belgian craft beers, along with a scrumptious spread of iconic and traditional Belgian delicacies.


The Belgian Culture & Food Festival 2023 (B.Fest 2023) opened in the northern port city of Hai Phong on October 6 evening as a celebration of the 50th founding anniversary of diplomatic relations between Belgium and Vietnam. This three-day event, co-organized by the Embassy of Belgium and the DEEP C Industrial Zones, introduces visitors to premium craft beers directly imported from Belgium and specialty dishes steeped in Belgian style.

 at the opening ceremony of B.Fest 2023. Photo: Ha Hung
At the opening ceremony of B.Fest 2023.

Belgian Ambassador Karl Van den Bossche stated that this festival provides an opportunity for tourists and Hai Phong residents to enjoy one of Belgium’s most important culinary export products and unique cultural experiences. Vice Chairman of the municipal People’s Committee Le Khac Nam affirmed that the event contributed to laying the foundation for the development of bilateral ties in the years to come. He emphasized that the support of the Vietnamese and Belgian people will create conditions for bilateral relations to flourish and boom, especially in economic cooperation.

Savoring 30 Craft Beers at Belgian Culture and Food Festival in Hai Phong
A performance staged at the opening ceremony of B.Fest 2023.

Joining this big festival, participants can enjoy nearly 30 premium Belgian craft beers, alongside a feast of famous and traditional Belgian cuisine.

B.Fest 2023 is set to treat attendants to a carnival parade, a musical concert, fireworks, waltz dances, flair bartending demonstrations, and skating performances, among many other exciting activities.

Savoring 30 Craft Beers at Belgian Culture and Food Festival in Hai Phong
B.Fest 2023 is an explosive entertainment show featuring the hottest V-pop artists, renowned DJs, carnival parades, and bartender shows.
Hannah Nguyen