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Museum of Cocoa and Chocolate (Musee du Cacao et du Chocolat)

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Address: 9 / 11 Rue de la Tete d'Or, Brussels 1000, Belgium
Phone Number: 0032 (0) 514 20 48
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The museum is small but interesting. The demonstration room really makes the museum worth its $5 entry fee. We watched chocolate being made, got to try multiple samples, and had a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 22, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

The museum is small but interesting. The demonstration room really makes the museum worth its $5 entry fee. We watched chocolate being made, got to try multiple samples, and had a great time talking to the chocolate makers!

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Pontypridd, Wales, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

We saw this place as we were walking around the Grand Place. Only €6 entry which included a demonstration and some testing. Whilst waiting for demonstration, you could read up on how chocolate was made from start to finish. There was a chocolate fountain where you could pour some on to the biscuits provided. You could also try different types... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Easy to find just off the Grnde Place. Only €6 entry. Only takes 45 minutes. Very interesting demonstration of chocolate making.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

It was fairly terrible. Except from my doubts regarding the hygiene of this place, it was a highly touristy, poor, small and expensive 'chocolate place' - I wouldn't even call it a museum.

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Albany, New York
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015 via mobile

There was no tour, only a six euro fee, followed by a young man stirring a pot of chocolate, pouring it into a plastic mold, and offering tastes. That was it. The chocolate was not even that good.

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Brisbane, Queensland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

I had originally dismissed this museum as likely to be a tourist trap but I went in anyway when I had some spare time while in the Grand Place area. I was pleasantly surprised by what I found. The admission fee is reasonable and the museum displays are brief but informative enough to make your visit worthwhile. There are several... More 

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Rotterdam, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

So this is a tiny museum near the "Grote Markt". We expected a little more, but maybe because it was small, it was fine for our small children. There is a basic explanation of the history of chocolate from the mayans till current day, overview of production, some of the more famouse brands etcetera. Also you can taste some chocolates... More 

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El Cerrito, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

The museum is about all things chocolate. It's quite small, on several floor, and with exhibits about the growing, production, and selling of chocolate. However the museum is not very deep in any of these areas. really just touching the surface. And it wasn't all that interesting. I had expected more. Saving graces (given the fairly low cost) are the... More 

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Kaiserslautern, Germany
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

In this quaint little museum near the Grand Place, you can watch the professional chocolatier demonstrate how Belgian pralines are made with a sample tasting following the demonstration. On the second floor, there is a large display of cocoa beans, cocoa farming accessories, and maps of all of the major cocoa sources around the world. The museum is very small... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

The museum itself is very small and not very well laid out, lots of old creaky floorboards and stairs however there is lots of free chocolate provided and is good value for 6 euros. The chocolate making demonstrations are run every half hour or so and was the best part of the visit to this museum. It's easy to walk... More 

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