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De Halve Maan (Straffe Hendrik) Brewery

Walplein 26, Bruges 8000, Belgium
32 050 33 26 97
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Ranked #7 of 28 nightlife in Bruges
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Breweries
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Traveler Description: A must do. Best place in Bruges to try the Brugse Zot beer. The brewery tour is in three languages: English, French and Dutch and is every hour over... more »
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Porto Alegre, RS
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27 reviews 27 reviews
9 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

This tour can be better, is only a tour with a guide not interaction like computers, sons, etc, it's not expensive 7,50 euros, but is better to spent all many with beers .

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bromley, London
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32 reviews 32 reviews
11 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

We have done a few brewery tours around Europe and this one struggled to compete. The brewery itself is interesting and the views of the city sell themselves, however the tour guides need more enthusiasm and less scripted speeches. With some people struggling with the stairs during each stage, the guide would begin talking with half the group in the... More

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Chichester, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
16 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Not being a beer drinker you would have thought I could have been bored by this visit. Quite the opposite was true. The tour was very interesting, the view from the roof was lovely and the beer at the end was great. A beer I will drink!

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Sunderland, England
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

This tour is a must for anyone visiting Bruges. It takes about 45 minutes and we thoroughly enjoyed it. The guide was knowledgeable and quite funny. A free pint at the end was most welcome after all of the steps we climbed! Be warned ... some of the ladders were quite narrow and steep .... and you cover right from... More

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london
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74 reviews 74 reviews
21 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Lovely tour to learn about the local beer and the history of this brewery. The tour guide was great and quite funny too. The tour lasts approx 45 mins and you'll receive a free beer at the end. You'll also get access to the roof top which allows for great photos. I would recommend this tour if you're interested in... More

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West Sussex, England.
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31 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW via mobile

Homer Simpson would love the fact that our guide impressed upon us the benefits of beer drinking. A fun way to spend an hour in Bruges and the added benefit of a complimentary glass of Bierre Blond to quench your thirst after climbing all those steps in the July heat.

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Manila, Philippines
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

includes nice view of the city and beer in lovely court yard and the end of the tour. Beware of many tiny steep steps during tour.

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Den Haag, Nederland
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23 reviews 23 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

We did a tour of the brewery guided by an old and long time employee who could tell stories about what the brewery used to look like and how they worked... Very interesting.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

The last brewery left in Brugge. They have guided tours in several languages every hour. The tourguide was very knowledgeable, engaged and entertaining. The tasting afterward was simple but refreshing. The brewery is old with a lot of stairs and not very wide ones. But the tours is in a nice pace so it's easy to attend even if your... More

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

This was a great tour that was fun for myself ( a beer novice ) and my husband ( a publican ). It's a gorgeous building and is seeped in the history of the family brewery. The tour guide was super friendly and have a fabulous knowledge. A word of warning though - there are a couple of very steep... More

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