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

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I have been to the jenever museum in Schiedam (NL) before, and they are quite similar. I found this museum in Hasselt slightly more attractive though. The best thing about both... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed September 1, 2016
Nijmegen, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

Great museum dedicated to the history of Jenever (Belgian gin). Good new displays and an excellent bar, marvellous staff and great fun.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2016 via mobile

Museum exhibits pots and pans related to making this booze. One can learn even that this spirit was Born here and then traveled to other places. During jenever festival in oct - free entrance

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Nijmegen, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2016

I have been to the jenever museum in Schiedam (NL) before, and they are quite similar. I found this museum in Hasselt slightly more attractive though. The best thing about both places is that they offer smells of all kinds of extracts. In Schiedam there were maybe 4 bottles to smell - here there are dozens. Both places explain the... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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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Antwerp, Belgium
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5 of 5 bubbles 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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4 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles 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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