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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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Oxford, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

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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Hong Kong
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

worth a visit if you are in Brugge for more than a day. Learn a bit about brewing Belgium beer and see inside. Ticket comes with a free drink. The free drink is what justifies the ticket price.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

The beer here is excellent. The straffe hendrik trippel and quadrupel are both super. The zot unpasteurised is worth the visit alone. The tour is average but the view from the roof is superb

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Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

There isn't much to see of the current brewing operation, which is small and mostly contained in one room, but the tour of the older rooms is really worthwhile. They offer tours in various languages, and our guide for the English tour was lovely. We learned about the brewing process, Belgian beers, and the history of this particular brewery. Information... More

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Wokingham
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

If you like beer and don't have under 16s with you, this is an absolute must on any trip to Bruges. The brewery building itself is fascinating, the tour is great and gives you a good insight into how beer is made there and the history of the family that built it up. We would have liked more time to... More

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bucharest
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

The brewery is actualy one of the oldest independent brewery from Belgium. The beer is ZOT - excellent for any beer lover. Insise the brewery is a restaurant with interesting beer dishes and all types of Zot available on draught or botle. You can have as a souvenir one of 0,75l ZOT bottels.

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Tours appear to start every hour on the hour, take about 45 minutes and the E7.50 entry fee includes a glass of the basic (but excellent) brew at the end (Hotel discount cards may reduce this further but we forgot to show ours!). Our guide was hilarious and clearly loved her subject with a funny story or 2 at every... More

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 via mobile

My partner and I had a great time on the brewery tour. Our guide was English speaking and was very informative. She was able to answer everyone's questions and obviously knew what she was talking about. The tour is suitable for those who do not know the first thing about brewing (like me) or for amateur brewers such as my... More

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Makanda, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

This was by far the best brewery tour we experienced on our travels through Belgium. You are treated to seeing the original location and method that beer was brewed, from the beginning to end. The owners have taken care to present the history of the company in a very interesting way, and we topped it all off with a beer... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

We went to the brewery today and joined an English speaking group. The tour was excellent with lots of climbing to different levels . We then stayed in the excellent restaurant area for lunch. The new brewery equipment hasn't been there long but there is plenty old equipment to look at. I did not sample the beer today as I... More

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