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Nationaal Biermuseum De Boom

Houttil 1, 1811 JL Alkmaar, The Netherlands
+31 72 511 3801
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Old brewery

Interesting old brewery in a beautiful location. Although the museum is a little bit outdated it is... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Quinten K
Willemstad, Curacao
Specialist beer bar in the centre of Alkmaar on the canal

Great bar in Alkmaar, full of the locals as the choice of beer here is really good. The menu... read more

Reviewed October 4, 2016
Alkmaar, The Netherlands
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6 days ago
“Old brewery”
Oct 4, 2016
“Specialist beer bar in the centre of Alkmaar on the canal”
Houttil 1, 1811 JL Alkmaar, The Netherlands
+31 72 511 3801
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Interesting old brewery in a beautiful location. Although the museum is a little bit outdated it is still fun to have a look and grab a beer downstairs next to the water.

Thank Quinten K
Reviewed October 4, 2016

Great bar in Alkmaar, full of the locals as the choice of beer here is really good. The menu changes on a regular basis so always new things to try. On warmer months you can sit outside looking out on the canal or in the...More

1  Thank 39teresa
Reviewed August 27, 2016

This 'national beer museum De Boom' is informative in telling the story on how beer is made. The museum could use some tlc, modernization and a bit extra attention for non-Dutch guests. Don't get me wrong, it is worth going here. The 'average' score is...More

1  Thank WorldTravelOne
Reviewed June 27, 2016 via mobile

Nothing too flashy by any means but it gets the job done. It's obviously mostly Dutch but it does have some text in Dutch, English, and German. Friendly staff and worth a visit if you're a beer person. Only €4 /adult

Thank Fletchda1775
Reviewed January 31, 2016

I visited De Boom before. I actually go there on a regular basis. Over the years staff has not changed much. The crew is always friendly. Brews on draft could be tasted before ordering to prevent choosing the wrong beer. Just the place to go...More

Thank Machiel S
Reviewed November 27, 2015

Biermuseum tells the brewing story via the three-storey exhibition. By comparison, similar exhibition in Pilsner/Plzen is a bit more thorough and interactive. If you're a craft brewer you won't be blown away by the content. But there are some excellent archaeological artifacts, including the well-preserved...More

Thank DusanMih
Reviewed October 17, 2015 via mobile

Will certainly tell you all you need to know in order to brew beer. Very informative! However, you can tell the museum was set up in the 80's by Heineken so bit outdated as well as biased. Would be good to get in a museum...More

Thank PJdeJS
Reviewed September 15, 2015

Nice small museum about the history of the Dutch beer. Shown with posters, commercial material, beerbottles and glasses. The end of the tour brings you into the bar De Boom underneath the museum, which has a floating terrace on the canal..

Thank WilcoB
Reviewed July 23, 2015

Since we had a museum card, my husband and I had free admittance. The museum is small, not that interesting and not worth 4 euros. However, since we didn't pay extra, it was an okay 20 minutes looking around at everything (we weren't interested in...More

1  Thank beckycm
Reviewed June 20, 2015

The museum is nice and good to do in an hour or so. Take a tour: guides make the experience complete. At the end go downstairs into the bar and have a beer tasting! Bar is small yet very 'gezellig'. Also without a visit to...More

Thank MarcL69
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