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Museum of the Belgian Brewers

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Address: Grand Place 10, Brussels 1000, Belgium
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+32 2 511 49 87
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes
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No beer lover should visit Brussels without a visit to this 17th-century...

No beer lover should visit Brussels without a visit to this 17th-century museum, which shows an important and unique side of the city's history.

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Some really harsh reviews! Pretty good time killer!

There are some really harsh reviews on here!! Me and a buddy came across this whilst we were taking photos of the Grote Markt. Wandered down some stairs, wasn't sure where... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Ian D
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Kent, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went into here more out of curiosity than anything else and we were pleasantly surprised. Located close to the Hard Rock Cafe Brussels you descend down a staircase were you enter a lovely drinking area with exposed brickwork and beer and brewing ephemera plastered all over the wall's plus bric a brac relating to Brussels such as a statue... More 

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Kent, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There are some really harsh reviews on here!! Me and a buddy came across this whilst we were taking photos of the Grote Markt. Wandered down some stairs, wasn't sure where to go but eventually the owner explained the fee was 5eur, and comes with a beer. Considering that's about the going price of a beer in the city anyway,... More 

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Thank Ian D
West Timperley, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 2, 2017 via mobile

The 5 star ratings on here must have been done by management to bring the overall rating up as the 'museum' was abysmal. It was one room with 2 tvs and some chairs, you can't call that a museum. Your 5 euro ticket per person includes a beer although there are only two to choose from, neither are that good... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 17, 2016 via mobile

Typical tourist trap. Not really a museum, just a small room with some brewing equipment. And the beer was not of high quality.

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Thank freasch
Barnstaple, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 10, 2016 via mobile

Simply do not go. It's terrible. You walk down some steps, handover cash and get herded into a room with plastic chairs. The only exciting thing is a doorway to the toilets. There is a projected video (that's boring) onto a white brick wall which plays on a loop - and they're not forthcoming in letting you know about the... More 

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Thank Shousebarklie
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 30, 2016

I with five other friends went on a daytrip to brussels(we live in antwerp a other belgium city). On the "grote markt" of Brussels we saw a very beautifull building with the inscription of BELGIAN BEER MUSEUM on it. We decided to go inside, but that was not a good idea. We had to pay 5 euro to visit the... More 

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Thank Koen L
Portsmouth, New Hampshire
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 28, 2016

For 5 euros, you can visit this "museum" and receive a ticket for a beer. It's a cool location, but can't really be called a museum - they just show you a video in one of the two rooms then give you your beer. The beer was good though!

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Thank William H
Antwerp, Belgium
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2016

Don't waste your time over here. A meaningless 15 minutes video and a tiny lager or a Grimbergen beer for 5 €. As a beer lover and a Belgian, I'm ashamed that this nonsense is presented as a tourist attraction, located on one of the most beautiful market places in the world. I wouldn't call it a tourist trap, but... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2016 via mobile

Nice location, but the main exhibit is a video. Strangely, it's not even obvious what included beer I was served. I asked the cheerful but very distracted francophone bartender and I just heard some French-like word that probably begins with "Cha"-. If you know how beer is made in the modern era, this is not at all worth it unless... More 

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Thank Rory M
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 23, 2016 via mobile

My husband and I went to the museum with high expectations knowing the quality of beers made in Belgium and expected a real taste of what Belgian Beer is about. We paid an entrance fee of 5 euro and all that the place had to offer was two rooms, one with an interesting antique bar and the second one was... More 

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