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Address: Witte Nonnenstraat 19, Hasselt 3500, Belgium
Phone Number: +32 11 23 98 60
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Interesting museum.

For 6 Euros you get a nice tour of the museum which is located in a pretty part of Hasselt. You get informed about the producting of "juniperus" and at the end you can taste a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 5, 2016
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Lux.
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Lux.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2016

For 6 Euros you get a nice tour of the museum which is located in a pretty part of Hasselt. You get informed about the producting of "juniperus" and at the end you can taste a small glass .... Friendly staff at the entrance and also at the "bistro".

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Ghent
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016 via mobile

We visited this museum to learn about the 'jenever' brewing. We did not take part of a guided tour, but everything was explained very well with signs and interactive screens. The different parts of the brewing and the history of selling jenever was well explained! I really liked the flasks that allowed you to smell the different types of jenevers... More 

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Brugge, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016

If you want to learn how the making of this boose started you will get a very complete explanation from a guide, from start to finish, from barley/wheat etc... to a very tasty "jenever". A must do when you visit Hasselt!

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Hasselt
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4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015

Situated in the city center of Hasselt, this museum is housed in an old city farm; that has belonged to a monastery. After the french invasion ca. 1800 it was installed as a distillery for jenever. You find here everything about the proces of making g(j)enever and all other stuff that has something to do with spirits. So you'll learn... More 

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Thank Michel V
Antwerp, Belgium
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015

anything you ever wanted to know about jenever. Great museum with a bit theory but also a bit of experimenting and interaction. And at the end a taster. A must when you visit hassel.

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2015

The highlight of the museum is the ability to smell the various aromatics which can be used in Jenever - and the bar at the end allowed tasting of various types (for which I was not charged extra unlike previous reviewers) - but then I had advised that my intention was to buy a couple of bottles. The staff were... More 

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Hasselt, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2015

Want to know how jenever is made: you can follow the proces, smell the ingredients and ofcourse taste the result. An intresting history, well presented educational project, even for children. The tasting can be prolonged in a cosy pub-area and you will be astonished of the variaty of flavours.

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Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

Interesting facts of brewing the typical Hasseltse Jenever, with historical equipment, different flavorings and intriguing history.

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Tangier, Morocco
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015 via mobile

For me, it was nothing special butIf you are curious about the proccedure taken to make Jenever, this will be the best place to visit. It is about an hour tour with many educational audio instructions. The fee for an adult more than 26 years old is 6Euros. Enjoy!!

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Zoutleeuw
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Well laid-out museum that gives deeper insight into the history and varieties of the many gin types to be found in the BeNeLux.

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