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Address: Witte Nonnenstraat 19, Hasselt, Belgium
Phone Number: +32 11 23 98 60
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A good way to find out all about jenever

The highlight of the museum is the ability to smell the various aromatics which can be used in Jenever - and the bar at the end allowed tasting of various types (for which I was... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 19, 2015
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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Hasselt
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015

Situated in the city center of Hasselt, this museum is housed in an old city farm; that has belonged to a monastery. After the french invasion ca. 1800 it was installed as a distillery for jenever. You find here everything about the proces of making g(j)enever and all other stuff that has something to do with spirits. So you'll learn... More 

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Antwerp, Belgium
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10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015

anything you ever wanted to know about jenever. Great museum with a bit theory but also a bit of experimenting and interaction. And at the end a taster. A must when you visit hassel.

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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67 reviews
17 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2015

The highlight of the museum is the ability to smell the various aromatics which can be used in Jenever - and the bar at the end allowed tasting of various types (for which I was not charged extra unlike previous reviewers) - but then I had advised that my intention was to buy a couple of bottles. The staff were... More 

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Hasselt, Belgium
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12 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2015

Want to know how jenever is made: you can follow the proces, smell the ingredients and ofcourse taste the result. An intresting history, well presented educational project, even for children. The tasting can be prolonged in a cosy pub-area and you will be astonished of the variaty of flavours.

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1 Thank Jos V
Belgium
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

Interesting facts of brewing the typical Hasseltse Jenever, with historical equipment, different flavorings and intriguing history.

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Tangier, Morocco
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34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015 via mobile

For me, it was nothing special butIf you are curious about the proccedure taken to make Jenever, this will be the best place to visit. It is about an hour tour with many educational audio instructions. The fee for an adult more than 26 years old is 6Euros. Enjoy!!

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1 Thank Abdelkrim A
Zoutleeuw
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65 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Well laid-out museum that gives deeper insight into the history and varieties of the many gin types to be found in the BeNeLux.

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Leuven, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

The Jenever Museum is fittingly housed in what used to be a jenever brewery. You can see a lot of the old machinery that was used to brew jenever and you can choose what machine you want to learn more about on an interactive screen. At the Jenever Museum, you won't only learn about the process of making jenever, but... More 

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Hyde Park, New York
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167 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

A great on your own tour with headphone stations for more info showing local history from surrounding towns. Great that it is still made by Smets just around the corner... It was a tease at the end to smell all the infused choices and then only get two to sample. Was so looking forward to chocolate; alas it was plain... More 

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Leopoldsburg, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

A part of our history has opened the doors again. If you are interested in Belgian (cultural) history then you need to visit this museum. Making Jenever is a part of our history and is very connected with the people who lived here in the past and today. You can find out how Jenever was made in the past until... More 

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