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Cantillon Brewery

Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Nice selection of beer at a reasonable price

The brewery has very friendly staff and are very willing to guide you to find the most appropriate... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Charles C
walked from train station

Went to brewery on a day trip from Paris. This was our first stop - it was about a 15 minute walk... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
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Discover the fabulous family brewery of the Cantillon Brewery, where Lambic, Gueuze and Kriek have been made since 1900. Also home to the Brussels museum of the Gueuze. Open from Monday till Saturday, except on Wednesday, from 10:00AM. Last entrance...more
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Rue Gheude 56, Brussels 1070, Belgium
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The brewery has very friendly staff and are very willing to guide you to find the most appropriate beer based on your likes.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Charles C
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Went to brewery on a day trip from Paris. This was our first stop - it was about a 15 minute walk from the train station. It wasn’t the best area to walk through, but it felt safe and we probably could have taken a...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Katie F
Reviewed 1 week ago

had a great time on the tour. very informative and interesting to see how they brew the beer. the beer tastings afterwards were awesome. I had a great time.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Jorge M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Cantillon essentially brews beer by way oif natural yeasting. They offer a great self-guided tour, but also have occasionally guided ones. The brewery is small, so easy to comprehend and see the brewing process components. Their beer is not for everyone though. Either you like...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Patrick D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Definitely worthwhile. Old brewery which still uses the same natural method used over 100 years ago.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank bsilveira
Reviewed November 4, 2018

I made Cantillon Brewery my second stop on my August Long Bank holiday weekend to Brussels and Antwerp.I needed an attraction that was close to Brussels Midi station after we kicked off with the Halle Gate as we had to return to the station to...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Marco_Num1
Reviewed November 4, 2018

Had never even heard of wild yeast. Completely unique brewery tour. It you like Lambic beer or just love beer this is must. Need to book well in advance.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Delmov
Reviewed October 15, 2018 via mobile

Good way of seeing a brewery (€7) on a self-guided tour, altho it was quite hard to follow what happened in the different stages of production. You get two small glasses of beer afterwards - definitely an acquired taste!!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank catrionah707
Reviewed September 28, 2018 via mobile

This brewery can be done quickly. It benefits from spending time, looking over the process. Be aware that lambic beer isn't too everyone's taste, being quite sour. You get 2 samples after the tour and it's interesting tasting something quite different from standard beer. Last...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Jason E
Reviewed September 23, 2018

It is a cool concept, but they let ten times as many visitor in as the place can handle. The beer is unique, the setting is very rustic, very interesting, overall it could have been a good experience. Unfortunately, we have spent the time queuing:...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Ayesha S
July 1, 2018|
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Response from tomc759 | Reviewed this property |
Check their website, they usually have dates in which they are not open. Other than that I think the only they they aren’t is a Wednesday.
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Player H
January 21, 2018|
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Response from Kirstinjoy1204 | Reviewed this property |
Tours in English are on Friday and Saturday only. You can do a self guided tour on Monday- just walk in
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Margaret D
October 29, 2017|
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Response from sprokkitt | Reviewed this property |
We walked - It is a bit off the beaten path. You could Uber or taxi though. If i remember correctly, there is a hop on hop off stop fairly near the brewery. Definitely worth the effort!
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coupledtravellers
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Creating a 3-4 day budget / itinerary for Belgium & Paris. (1 Replies)
Hi All, We are a young couple planning a week-long trip to Belgium and Paris in mid-February 2008. We’ll be staying in each for 3 nights and looking for some helpful suggestions from others as we plan our budget and itinerary! We’ve looked at many many websites and googled ourselves mad but we’ve both traveled enough / lived in enough places to know that the best itineraries are created from suggestions given to us by locals / friends and families! Although fairly seasoned travelers,...More
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onetravelgirl
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Solo in Brussels for 3 days, What not to miss? Brewery? (3 Replies)
My husband will be in Brussels for 3 days on his own. What should he be sure to see in mid February? Also any opinion on the Cantillon Brewery tour ? He is a home brewer, is it a good tour for him? Any other breweries near by he could tour ? He will have a car. Thank you for your response.
January 27, 2011|
Response fromnexus-t|
The Catillon brewery I would definitely recommend - it is old, dusty, unique - as long as he isn't expecting something swish with a visitor centre and lots of AV displays etc. But if he's interested in brewing and the history and regionality of different beer styles, Cantillon is a must! It's pretty cheap to get in, you will be handed a leaflet in English which takes you step-by-step through the brewing process, then basically you wander round the small brewery by yourself refering to the...More
sinee10
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Suggestions please. For a Sunday in Brussels (3 Replies)
Hi experts, Due to traveling schedule, I am only able to be in Brussels on Sunday, April 26, for 1 day. I understand that most of Brussels is closed on Sunday unfortunately. I have drawn up a tentative itinerary based on what is available on Sunday. Please feel free to provide suggestions/recommendations to my tentative plans. Morning - Travel to the Market at Gare du Midi Afternoon - After lunch, head off to Grand Palace. Walk about to Manneken Pis and possibly Cathedral of Saints...More
March 08, 2015|
Response fromsinee10|
Hi Qaminari, Thanks for the reply. I will visit de halve mann brewery in Brugges then when I travel there on Monday. Should I visit the market at Gare du Midi or will the flea market around sablon and marolle be a better option? It seems nearer to the Grand Place. Thanks!