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Museum of the Belgian Brewers

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Address: Grand Place 10, Brussels 1000, Belgium
Phone Number: 02/511-49-87
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes

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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Tiny and unimpressive

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... read more

2 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went here with slightly higher expectations than it delivered. It was free with our Brussels Card so I have no complaints but there isn't much to it. There are two rooms, with some interesting information on beer but you could see everything you needed to in about 15min. That said the beer tasting may take you longer afterwards and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2016 via mobile

Don't be deceived - this is a limited (in terms of space) version of a museum with a reconstruction of a brewery from the 16th/17th century, a representation of a modern brewery, a 10 minute DVD on brewing and a couple of side stalls with short films on other aspects of beer production. Bearing in mind that Belgium is pretty... More 

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Derby, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2016

I suppose beer museum should have been a give away. I was hoping to see belgian beer being made like in Brugge. There are a few bits to see and do get a a glass of beer in a very interesting cellar pub. The landlord is very knowledgable and speaks good English. If i'd have had to pay for the... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2016 via mobile

Not really a museum. You get in there, watch a video and then have a small beer. In my opinion not really worth the entrance fee (although if you go with the b card its worth it for the beer). IMO you'd be better off going to a brewery to learn about the art of making beer.

Thank Dave_A1923
Bergen, Norway
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2016 via mobile

Some harsh reviews. It's not a massive museum, it has a bar, a reconstructed old and new brewery (non functional) and a couple of videos explaining the styles and process. Get a beer at the end, takes an hour in and out for 5 euros. Can't go wrong.

Thank DevonPriemus
Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2016

What's not to love about a beer museum, especially a museum that is owned and run by a club that makes their own beer. While it is pretty much in the middle of Brussels, on the Grande Place no less, it still is hidden away and if you don't know about it (or haven't done your research) you might end... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 18, 2016

This is really more an information film than a museum, but we found the film, about the history of beer production, interesting. There is a pleasant bar area for after the film, with old vats and barrels. There was a small glass of beer included in the price.

Thank Patricia M
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 28, 2016

Your 5 Euro entrance fee basically pays for the beer tasting. There are 2 rooms, with some posters, some brewing equipment, and a video playing (couldn't hear any audio besides a track of monks chanting). Not likely that you'll learn much about the history of brewing. They didn't charge me anything for my two children.

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