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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 #5 of 29 Nightlife in Bruges
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Breweries, Bars
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Attraction details
Type: Breweries, Bars
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

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Marilia, SP
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

Great place to go..., bar, restaurant, beer tour, beer store..., and of course, fantastic beer! Not for everyone, but for beer lovers! A decent place to go to have fun, drink beer, grab something to eat and..., drink beer again!

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

I had heard about this tour from a few friends and it certainly doesn't disappoint. The brewery is in the centre of the city and is a working brewery and museum, as some of the processes, like bottling have to be done outside the city. The guide was very informative, spoke very good english (there are other language tours available)... More 

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW

Best tour guide ever. Time it to stay for lunch in the restaurant afterwards or just enjoy a beer in the leather chairs around the fire...heaven

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

This place is a wonderful way to see the tradition of beer brewing in Bruges, Its a fun an informative tour with wonderful beer.

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Haymarket, VA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014 NEW via mobile

One of the finest and most entertaining brewery tours that you will ever get. Be prepared for many narrow stairways throughout the tour as you weave your way through the brewery. You will be rewarded with some exceptional views of Bruges from the rooftop, as well as a complimentary beer upon conclusion of the tour. Very worthwhile excursion.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

What an entertaining tour I had with my wife and a group of friends last weekend. The lady tour guide was wonderful with her tales and descriptions, anecdotes and all. Even my wife who doesn't like anything to do with beer thoroughly enjoyed the visit. I definitely recommend visiting the brewery as you won't be disappointed.

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Simsbury, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

We took a tour and even the kids had a great time. We got to see the whole facility and even enjoyed a view from the roof. Beer was great!!

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New Haven, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

We had a great lunch here. I highly recommend the cheese croquets.....beer was delicious. We did not take the brewery tour but it looked nice.

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Helsinki
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

With no background knowledge of the Halve Maan brewery and only some experimental hunch of the Belgian beer culture, the tour proved to be exactly what the doctor ordered. The nice lady guiding us for the 45 minutes kept us very attentive with her interesting and funny anecdotes throughout the history of this nice little brewery. During the tour you... More 

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Braintree, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

A good mornings, interesting visit. For 7.50 Euros per person a tour with informative talk about the history of the Maes family and brewing techniques. The old with the new. Original brewing machinery with the more modern techniques. Finalising with a view of brugge from the roof of the building. Steps and steep stairs would be impossible for the more... More 

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