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De Halve Maan Brewery

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Address: Walplein 26, Bruges 8000, Belgium
Phone Number: 3250444222
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10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Sun - Wed 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thu - Sat 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes

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A good tour, but better beer!

We booked an XL tour in advance for a party of 6. This is around €10 over the regular ticket price, and varies as you get 3 beers over the standard 1. The tour is good, however... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
pikerloo
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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We booked an XL tour in advance for a party of 6. This is around €10 over the regular ticket price, and varies as you get 3 beers over the standard 1. The tour is good, however as many of the equipment isn't used any more, it's more of a tour of an old factory over an active brewery (warning... More 

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Tessenderlo, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We had a lovely tour around the brewery with a very good guide. You have to climb narrow stairs but you get a real sense of the brewery and a lovely view of Bruges. Afterwards you can taste a beer and you can sit in leather chairs at the window and watch the swans glide by on the river.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Done the brewery tour and beer tasting trip this afternoon. Our English speaking guide, Marc was fantastic, knowledgeable and very a good host. I Would recommend this tour if in Brugge. Lasts approx 2 hours. Just be aware the tour does involve using some Steep narrow stairs but the generous amount of beer to taste afterwards makes the stairs worthwhile.

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Canberra, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

I did an afternoon English tour of the Brewery, and found it to be really entertaining and interesting. Seeing the contrast between the current equipment and processes versus the old, traditional ways was great. The beer at the end was the icing on the cake! The tour involved quite a bit of climbing up and down very narrow, confined stairs,... More 

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Egremont, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Very interesting tour although a little testing for the physically challenged. I think our tour guide was half cut but that just added to her eccentricity. And the guide was full of top tips: Belgian beer IS strong, let it settle before its drunk & enjoy every mouthful.

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Thank janeopenfeav
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The tour took us through the old brewery and it was very interesting. A very good guide showed us around. And at the top of the brewery we had a very nice view over Brügge. After included in the fee we got a glass of beer! (or was it two?). The beer was very nice two so we bought some... More 

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Honolulu
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We heard about this brewery because it has installed a pipe line to transfer their beer to their bottling plant to keep the trucks off the cobble stone streets. While they have totally modernized their beer making facility, they have preserved the original equipment and provide a very informative tour. Lots of steep stairs but worth the effort and a... More 

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High Wycombe, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We thoroughly enjoyed this tour. Our guide, Vincent, was excellent explaining the brewing process and answering questions whilst also taking an interest in the 8 people on the tour therefore making it more personal. This tour includes sampling three kinds of beer, served in a private bar, these were very flavoursome and strong! The whole tour was leisurely and we... More 

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Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great tour, Johan was fab & had great interaction with the whole group. Would totally recommend a visit here, learning a bit of history about how the brewery started, get to look around the building, learn the process of brewing & have a great view of Bruges from the top of the brewery. To top it off you get a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A "must do" tour. Very interesting to see how the brewery worked then and now. Nice beer at the end as well!

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