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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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Rochester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014 NEW

So this tour costs €7.50 and you get a drink at the end. Well worth it and a must see. The tour is interesting and the views of the city from the roof are worth it. The beer tastes great. Takes about an hour. Our tour guide was brilliant and funny and she clearly loves her beer. Enjoy!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014 NEW

Really worthwhile tour and for 7.50 euros you get a free beer at the end. We had an American tour guide who seems to know her stuff and was really enthusiastic and informative.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014 NEW

My colleagues and I visited the brewery and were really happy with the trip, it was extremely informative and fun. We ate in the restaurant and had a great meal

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Skegness
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

Interesting and well presented guided tour, with sample of blond beer afterwards. There are well over 200 industrial stairs to climb, so avoid if you don't like heights. However, the courtyard is very pleasant, and you could just buy a beer.

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Calgary
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

An excellent break from seeing the sites. We (2 adults) did the tour in July at 2pm. The brewery tour was really interesting and informative. Caution: there are lots of narrow stairs to climb, with some where you climb down backwards. But don't let that dissuade you. The beer selection is excellent, spend some time trying the different beers when... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

Didn't do the tour as we had our 3 year old with us. However we did sit in the courtyard in the sunshine and enjoy a couple of beers. There are 4 types of beer available of varying strength, the highest is 11%, I tried the double which is 7% and very refreshing. A nice place to watch the world... More

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

We decided to take the tour of the brewery even though we've been to plenty of breweries. It's worth it just to see inside the old buildings, very cool and well preserved. Just be warned there are a lot of narrow stairways you have to maneuver around to get through the tour but when you're all done, a nice cold... More

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Belo Horizonte, MG
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW via mobile

Very nice tour guided by Mika (I think that was her name), where we could know a little more about Belgian beers and Bruge's curious facts. Brugse Zot is a very good beer!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

7 euros a ticket (with hotel discount card) for a very informative 1 hour tour. A few steep steps but nothing to worry about. Great view of city from roof and Brugse Zot after the tour. Cannot fault.

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Warwick, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

The only producing brewery remaining in Bruges and a very good value 40 minute tour (or 50 minute as ours was one of the last of the day it was quieter and they had more time for questions). There are lots of steep steps but certainly worth the climb through the old and new parts of the building to the... More

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