De Halve Maan Brewery
De Halve Maan Brewery
4.5
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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  • SMAO67
    Mold, United Kingdom158 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Good tour, great beer
    We did the brewery tour which was interesting and informative without being dull. It was interesting to learn about got be is made and the history of this company. The guide was enthusiastic and had good English, and the view from the top of the tower was great. The complementary beers after the tour were lovely, and we enjoyed sitting on the lovely courtyard. We also bought some beer in the shop and didn't think it was too overpriced. Recommended tour!
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written August 21, 2023
  • Movienut2005
    Ely, United Kingdom24 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great food and beer
    We didn’t visit the brewery tour but we did partake of a couple of beers and some food served in the very nicely appointed bar. The beer (as you would expect) was delicious and the food was awesome too. We had the meats and cheese tapas to share at lunch time (gorgeous) and visited later in the evening for some dinner, which again was just perfect (Flemish stew and sole fillets). Staff were friendly and service was very prompt. We would highly recommend a visit.
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written October 6, 2023
  • Lesley C
    San Diego, California85 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Definitely a must visit spot!
    When we visited Bruges 10 years ago, we fell in love with this brewery, so of course we decided to come back when we were here for our anniversary trip. The tour was informative and fun! The beer and food is always amazing! And the gift shop was the best part! Eating outside in the courtyard was a delight! Definitely a must visit spot!
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written October 20, 2023
  • Mark A
    Gateshead, United Kingdom89 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    You have to, you’re in Bruges…
    We popped in Friday evening and it was busy but not mad, five of us got a seat in the corner of the lovely comfy taproom drinking space with no problem. Beers are good, this is the source for the beer fan, but they’re literally everywhere in Bruges. The Straafe Hendrik Wild was my choice and it was a cracker. Returned Saturday afternoon to grab some beer paraphernalia from the gift shop - it was bonkers busy. Didn’t help that a tour group was waiting to start, and the start point was the gift shop! Some canny gifts, badges, limited edition beers, metal signs, you’re catered for everything you could want to buy. Fascinating to learn about the beer pipeline under the streets of Bruges to the bottling plant too Definitely a must visit brewery in Bruges, just avoid going on Saturdays unless you like long queues and big crowds.
    Visited November 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written November 13, 2023
  • underwaternow
    Bari, Italy215 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A killer Flemish Stew and one of the best Tripel I have ever had.
    I have a new favorite in Bruges. How good is the Straffe Hendrik Tripel from 1 to 10? Ten. The location is really beautiful. The food is great, I have got a perfect Flemish stew made with Brugse Zot dubbel. The memory of this dish will remain well imprinted in my head.
    Visited November 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written November 14, 2023
  • Tobias R
    London, United Kingdom1,815 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great tour with perfect finish
    Great brewery tour. There are different kind of tours available. We took the standard on for 12€ including 1 drink at the bar. The tour takes about 45 minutes and takes you through the history and brewing process. Very interesting. You also go up to a terrace where you have nice views. The tour provides a perfect finish at the bar where you can taste the unfiltered versions of their beer. They also do good but we didn’t eat there. The ambience in the bar is fantastic. Must do while you are in Bruges.
    Visited November 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written November 17, 2023
  • maxpaste
    Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania1,136 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beer pipeline!
    We absolutely loved this brewery. We toured it and also had lunch there afterward. There is substantial climbing on the tour, so keep that in mind if steps are a concern. We learned about their beer pipeline which moves their beer to their bottling plant outside of the city. The beer they serve at the brewery is unfiltered and is the only place you can get it.
    Visited November 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written December 3, 2023
  • KatieN445
    Gravesend, United Kingdom329 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Well worth a visit
    Thoroughly enjoyed our visit to this brewery. The tour was very informative and our guide was friendly and welcoming. He did speak a bit fast though. Be prepared to climb lots of steps! This is not recommended for people who don’t like tight spaces or aren’t good with stairs. One of the highlights of the tour is the rooftop view. Your ticket gives you one beer one three from the very stylish bar, which we enjoyed outside under a heater. It has a nice atmosphere and the shop has lots of great souvenirs.
    Visited December 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written December 17, 2023
  • TheBurgers
    Brookmans Park, United Kingdom1,147 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great Tour
    We booked the standard brewery tour and loved it. The tour costs 16 euros per person, takes around an hour and includes a free beer to enjoy in the bar / cafe at the end. You get to walk around the building and that includes up on to the roof so some great views across Bruges. There are some tricky / steep staircases to navigate at times. They run tours, in different languages, regularly throughout the day and they do get busy so you should book ahead. Our tour guide was excellent.
    Visited December 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written December 24, 2023
  • Insulin38
    United Kingdom88 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Interesting tour worth a visit
    Interesting tour with a drink provided (beer tasting tour available at the weekend - we stayed mid-week). Fascinating history, great tour guide and the bar/brasserie is fabulous. Very friendly and helpful staff.
    Visited December 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written January 2, 2024
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Jodie N
44 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 • Couples
Don't worry, I don't have beef with this brewery - quite the opposite, in fact!

My boyfriend and I booked in for a 1pm tour on NYE roughly a month in advance. Our tour was made up of approximately 20 English speaking tourists and our tour guide, Jan, was fantastic: both informative and humourous in equal measure. An added bonus of the tour was going to the top of the building and looking out across the city. Even in the fog, it was beautiful to see the architecture of Bruges and all its steeples!

After the tour, we grabbed a table at the bar and settled in for our free beer. The beer was delicious - but not as delicious as the Flemish beef stew we ordered! The beef was tender, the sauce thick and hearty and the chips were crunchy on the outside and fluffy on the inside: perfect! Service was super fast, despite the busy nature of NYE.

I cannot recommend the brewery enough! Thank you to Jan for the tour!
Written January 1, 2020
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Jamie P
Chester, UK22 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
Looking forward to this as I’m a ‘all grain’ brewer’ and Belgium is sort of a holy grail for the likes. Mixed thoughts, the tour was more about the history of this brewery and the site than how the beer is made. I had to prod the tour guide for more information on their processes - maybe it’s a trade secret and was trending on a fellow brewers toes.

It’s well worth a visit if you know nothing about brewing and for €12 it’s good value with a beer at the end. The bar itself is great with very friendly staff.
Written January 18, 2020
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martimizcoz
Ham, Belgium76 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020 • Couples
The tour is pretty informative and shows you the history of the brewery. The sights from the rooftop are breathtaking and the terrace bar is lovely to enjoy a cold beer. Also, in the restaurant they make a splendid stoofvlees.

However, the inside of the restaurant is too small,too hot and the menu is very limited. Also, in the tour they show you more the history of the brewery than the actual production of the beer...which only occupies the first 5 minutes of the tour.

In brief, is an interesting place to go to have a beer and enjoy, but is not a must-see
Written July 27, 2020
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Apjozzy
London, UK243 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020 • Couples
We booked the XL tour which runs once a day and includes three beers at the end. It was well worth the money with an explanation of the history of the site and how brewing takes place today. Some steep steps in places as it's an old building. The family seem to be very innovative in their investment over the years. We also got to sit down and sample three beers which more than covered the price of the tour. This meant we also got to chat to others who had gone around the brewery too. Recommended.
Written March 7, 2020
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John K
London, UK65 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022 • Family
A must visit for anyone looking to get the best Bruges beer experience. Fully recommend the cafe next to the brewery it's tremendous value for freshly brewed Zot and Straffe Hendrick. You won't regret a visit
Written December 8, 2022
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MattyW89
Leeds, UK72 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Couples
Visited here with my wife for the tour, the tour guide Natasha was fantastic, she was informative and funny and led the tour really well. The tour is a great insight to beer making through the ages and you get some wonderful views of Bruges from the roof. The free beer at the end is beautiful and a welcome end to a great tour. Well worth the €12 admission
Written January 25, 2020
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Jaap
Leiden, The Netherlands11 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2022 • Couples
The tour was a disappointment for us. We were grouped together with over twenty people, and we were rushed trough the different rooms of the brewery with barely any time to have a look around or ask any questions. The information given by the guide was very general, and not necessarily accurate. All the different steps of the brewing process were left unclear, as were the details of what exactly defines the different beers styles the brewery offers. All in all the tour felt more as a touristic moneymaker for the brewery then an informative introduction to the brewery. Although this is advertised as a family-run brewery, the whole experience felt very corporate.
Written January 8, 2022
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Leon D
Oxford, UK71 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
The brewery tour was extremely interesting, however, I did think that the group size was too large. The tasting consists of a token for one glass of beer only. Not as generous as other breweries I have visited. The beer is top class.
Written January 27, 2020
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Morgan L
23 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Solo
Did the 45min $16 euro brewery tour today which comes with one full beer pour out of three beer choices. Pretty cool if you haven’t done a brewery tour. I had never done a major brewery tour so I found it interesting. This one was unique to hear about the family as well as the innovations to continue brewing in the city center of Brugge. Packed a lot of people into small spaces, lots of stairs just FYI. Overall I had good time but I think next time just go to the bar and have more beer and skip the tour.
Written March 10, 2023
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Florian254
Norddeutschland1,410 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020 • Couples
They have their nice local beer partly on tap partly in bottles. Nice taste but beware of the quadruple. The indoor seating has a bit of a factory atmosphere and gets pretty noisy.

We passed on the tour having seen some breweries already and rightly did so. Even in normal times it would be crowdy.
Written September 15, 2020
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