Entrance to the Zythos Bierfestival is free. However, if you wish to taste the beers, you have to buy a starterpack. You cannot buy seperate glasses.

The starterpack contains a glass, the festival program in Dutch or English, several services and 10 tokens.

For payments with bancontact or credit card, there is a minimum transactionprice of €10.

It is possible to pay with tokens at the booth with softdrinks. The tokens can’t be used at the food corner.

Security and control

Every visitors gets a wristband at the entrance. With this wristband you can, at the end of your visit, vote for the consumertrophee electronically. Keep the wristband if you want to return to the festival on sunday.

STARTERPACK in presale

If you are coming with a group and wish to avoid the long queues, then simply order your starterpacks in advance.

There are 5 possible starterpacks. You can buy them via our partner. Everyone who wishes to sample must buy a starterpack. Every person receives their own ticket. You pay online and bring your ticket, on paper or on your smartphone, to the special presale entrance. Saturday, this tickets grants you priority access to the festival 1 hour in advance so you can be the first to discover all the beers.

Entrance hall lay-out

We’ve adapted the lay-out of the entrance hall to keep queues as short as possible. Keep in mind that people with presale starterpacks get to enter the festival 1 hour prior to everyone else, so 12 a.m. instead of 1 p.m.


The glass in the starterpack is sold on a deposit basis so at the end of the festival you have two options:

  1. Keep it as a souvenir of ZBF and take it home. If you have one from a previous year we will change it to a new one.
  2. Return it to the “Glass booth” and receive € 2.00, for each returned glass Zythos vzw will make a 1 euro donation to charity, the Children′s cancer fund of UZ Leuven (

No deposit will be returned on broken or damaged glasses. If you do break yours during the festival or need a second one then you can get another glass from the “Kassa glazen” for a deposit of € 3.00.

DRINK TOKENS for Zythos or EBCU members

If you are already a member of Zythos or the EBCU then you will receive 2 free tokens at the Info stand.


Zythos vzw produces a handy guide to the festival describing the beers; this guide is available in either Dutch or English and is FREE at the entrance in the foyer.


For a small fee you can store your coat, hat or scarf in the cloak room at the entrance.



To park a car (1000 spaces): € 4.00 per day. The parking is managed by Brabanthal.


Parking is free for Busses.

Volunteers and exhibitors

ZBF volunteers, on presentation of their volunteer letter, and exhibitors (max 2. vehicles) can park for free on the volunteersparking and the exhibitorsparking.

The organisers and Brabanthal are not responsible for any damage whilst parked there.