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Jenever Museum

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Address: Witte Nonnenstraat 19, Hasselt, Belgium
Phone Number: +32 11 23 98 60
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Museum open again

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 8, 2015
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Leopoldsburg, Belgium
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Leuven, Belgium
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81 reviews 81 reviews
62 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 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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61 reviews 61 reviews
21 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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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45 reviews 45 reviews
13 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
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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Hampshire
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30 reviews 30 reviews
3 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Value for money at €6 including ding free drink in bar, staff in the bar very knowledgeable and approachable

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Gingelom, Belgium
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54 reviews 54 reviews
15 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

I was there today together with some friends and I found it really nice and interesting. You can hear on the headphones some nice stories about the Jenever distillation and to see some of the antiques machinery used to produce the spirit. Today was also the inauguration of the renewed museum and the entrance was for free and some actors... More 

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Poole
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30 reviews 30 reviews
10 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

When we have been in the area we have gone to see this museum but it's never open. No times or anything on the door to help. If you are planning on going to see this then I suggest you contact them beforehand to check they are open. Not sure whether we will try a third time!

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Hasselt, Belgium
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267 reviews 267 reviews
168 attraction reviews
130 helpful votes 130 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

This museum closed about a month ago for a make-over and I have just read in the newspaper that it will be stay closed untill August.

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Hasselt, Limburg, Belgium
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27 reviews 27 reviews
8 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

as the liquercity Hasselt has a jenevermuseum, but that is closed now for renovation untill 3 may of 2014! You can always download an app on your mobile phone that guides you through a walk of 2,4 km throughout the city and tells you the story!

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Hasselt, Belgium
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

Go with adults only as it is quite technical but very interesting and you can taste some nice Jenever at the end of the visit !

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London, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013

Really interesting little museum and came away learning a lot about the history of the spirit. The best part was sampling a few of the better jenevers at the bar afterwards and having a good chat with the staff about both the drink and hasselt. The museum is quite small and I think that I enjoyed it more going first... More 

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