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National Jenever Museum

Witte Nonnenstraat 19, Hasselt, Belgium
11 23 98 60
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Ranked #2 of 14 Attractions in Hasselt
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty Museums
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Gingelom, Belgium
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23 reviews 23 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

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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28 helpful votes 28 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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114 helpful votes 114 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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28 reviews 28 reviews
8 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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
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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013 via mobile

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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Hasselt, Belgium
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

you were told the history of Hasselt brewing jenever and were shown the industrial production of it. And you can even try it and by some bottles to take home or as apresent or as a souvenir

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Veerle-laakdal, Belgium
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

This small museum gives very good information on the history of Jenever (aka Genever) in Hasselt. WIth some interesting displays including an old still, tax books and Jenever family history followed by tastings- to be recommended for those visiting Hasselt who enjoy their drink

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San Antonio, Texas
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53 reviews 53 reviews
13 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2013

My colleague and I had a free afternoon in Hasselt, and decided to take a local site or two. Close by to our hotel was the National Jenever Museum. It was very interesting, and all about the history of alcohol and the process of distilling grain liquors. It is a self guided tour, and is offered for the most part... More

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Beveren, Belgium
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

if you want to have an idea of distilling (also whisky) outside Scotland or Ireland, this exposition gives a very good image at the end you get a jenever in a pleasant museum "café". It's a pitty that the café is not accessible without a museum visit

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