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“Very interesting” 5 of 5 stars
Review of De Halve Maan (Straffe Hendrik) Brewery

De Halve Maan (Straffe Hendrik) Brewery
Walplein 26, Bruges 8000, Belgium
32 050 33 26 97
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Ranked #6 of 122 things to do in Bruges
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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“Very interesting”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2012

Great tour excellent value with beer sampling at the end - Andy beers version of Willy Wonker but very knowledgeable. Would recommend

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“Great little tour”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2012

Really enjoyed my tour of the brewery. It was relatively cheap considering you got a beer at the end of it.

The tour took you through the history of Belgian brewing and how certain types of beer are made - particularly helpful when perusing the beer menus in bars!

The tour guide was an old guy with a limited grasp of English, but that made the tour for me. The nuances of what he said made it very funny.

Would recommend it to anyone interested in beer and I would suggest eating there as well, the food looked amazing, but I had already had lunch!

Visited September 2012
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“A MUST!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2012

Our tour guide was fantastic, very enthusiastic and knew her stuff. It was nice to learn things about Belgium and Bruges including history from a local person.
Made you appreciate the local breweries and beer Belgium has to offer.

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“Great fun- definitely worth a visit”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2012 via mobile

After a bit of searching (our map was rubbish) we finally found the brewery and did the tour. The guide was both funny and interesting and the views from the top of the building were amazing.

Well worth the money- the beer at the dnd was worth €3. bought a few bottles to bring home. best beer i ever tasted and Definitely the highlight of our trip.

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“Great beer”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2012

Very enjoyable and informative tour of the brewery. We learned a lot and loved the view of Brugge from the roof.

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