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De Halve Maan (Straffe Hendrik) Brewery

Address: Walplein 26, Bruges 8000, Belgium
Phone Number: 32 050 33 26 97
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Ranked #14 of 44 Activities in Bruges
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Breweries, Food & Drink
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Type: Breweries, Food & Drink
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

This was my second time doing the tour, the first being several years ago and it’s still just as much fun. You get to learn all about the process as it is now and how it was in the past. You also get to see Bruges from one of the highest points in the city, however it is not without... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

We stopped for lunch and a Zot double (beautiful beer) and was taken with this place ! It is located on the brewary site and you can actually see the beer production through large windows. Both me and my dad went for the beer stew ,all I can say is I would go back to bruges just for that !... More 

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Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

A nice hour or so being shown around a brewery, but the tour group was too big and too much time spent waiting for others to keep up. A patient and well informed tour guide really helped. Great city views from the roof. A nice drop of beer too!

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Marlow
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

Visiting Bruges? Then visit the Half Moon Brewery, so say all the guide books. Well, when you've got a great local brewery only 7 minutes walk from your own front door you can get a little jaded having to visit other brewery's just to see their brewing process and see just how little it differs from the one you've been... More 

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Cardiff, Wales
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

The tour was ok, I didn't really learn much from it. If you've never been on a brewery tour then it might be quite interesting but it was a case of "if you've seen one..." This sensation was emphasized by the guide - I'm not sure if she was happy to be there or not, and I'm not sure if... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

We went on our brewery tour on a Saturday which is one of the days that the brewery does not brew any beer, but that did not detract from our enjoyment of the tour. Tours are every hour if I remember correctly and you are taken round by a tour guide who is very knowledgeable about the history, the family... More 

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Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Brugge is a beautiful city with a daVinci, great chocolates, and wonderful beers. My favorite by far was the Halve Maan brewery. After an entertaining tour, a free sample. Then a good lunch and another beer.

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Oak Ridge
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Even if you do not like or love beer, this tour is a great way to learn about brewing, the Belgian beer culture, AND see a terrific view of Bruge. I have been to Bruge more than half a dozen times this year and this is the best time so far. The tours begin every hour on the hour and... More 

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Louhans, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015 via mobile

.....but it was very charming and worthwile. After the guy at the cash was not very welcoming, we enjoyed a lovely tour with a lady who really knew what she was talking about and had a great sense of humour. You get to see the entire production plant of their beer, mount to the roof to enjoy a lovely view... More 

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Beaconsfield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Took the tour and it was very interesting and just the right length. We moved through the brewery, learned about beer making and the history of the brewery. It is a must do in Bruges. You get a beer at the end too!

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