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De Halve Maan (Straffe Hendrik) Brewery

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Address: Walplein 26, Bruges 8000, Belgium
Phone Number: 32 050 33 26 97
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10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes

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Good tour shame about group size

Was nice to walk through this brewery with an extremely knowledge guide (Maggie I think her name was). Tour lasted nearly an hour and you get a free beer at the end of it for the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
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Grantham, United Kingdom
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Grantham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Was nice to walk through this brewery with an extremely knowledge guide (Maggie I think her name was). Tour lasted nearly an hour and you get a free beer at the end of it for the price of €8.....very good value for money. Only downside was the fact there were 32 of us on the tour. I personally think there... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

This is the only brewery remaining in the city, and the tour, which incudes a glass of beer (not the five tastes it used to) is well worth the 8 euro fee. The onsite Brasserie is alsqo a good choice for lunch -- typical Flemish food at reasonable prices.

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delhi
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

Small brewery that will satisfy a tourist's hunger for visiting a Belgian brewery. Good location. Good guides. Great views of the city. Very economical by Brugges standards.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

Really enjoyed the tour and the beer but our particular tour was over 30 people. Would be much better in a small group. Some of the downward stairs are very steep (required to descend ladder style). Some places to sit along the tour of you wish but you have to look for them.

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Berkshire, England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

This is a very interesting place to visit with a glass of rather nice Zot at the end. Our guide was superb really bringing the brewery to life. Some of the stairs are very steep but do try and walk to the top which has an excellent view over the city. We enjoyed our zot beer in the small courtyard... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

The Brewery tour is a must, the information is just right and the guide very helpful if you want to know more, the building is fascinating as are the historical artifacts. The family have run the business for generations and are keeping up with the latest trends, but keep brewing their original beer. The whole tour just sets you up... More 

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Oslo, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

My boyfriend and I visited Halve Maan brewery in May 2015. We are both interested in beer and thought the tour was interesting. Nice view from the top of the brewery. We also liked the beer.

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Wittlich, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Eat drink and be merry, there is a tour and a great view from the roof. See how the beer is made and have a couple of pints with some good Belgium food. Lovely atmosphere any time but Winter is a bit better so you can enjoy the huge fireplace.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

While on a day trip to Bruges my wife and I stopped here for lunch. We ordered the two course daily special from the menu, a hot chocolate, and a creme Brûlée at the same time as two other couples seated next to us. The other couples received there orders ahead of us and my soup and hot chocolate arrived... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Very nice brewery tour and the view from the top is fantastic. The guide was very good and seemed to know what he was talking about. Our only problem was how busy it was and we had booked tickets online but when we arrived it was chaos and no body to tell us where to go. Just a simple sign... More 

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