Timings : Daily Brewing Tours: 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM (Dutch, French, English) Saturday - extra tours taken by 5:00 PM.
Time Required : Approx. 45 minutes
Entry Fee : Adults (Tour + 1 Brugse Zot beer): EUR 12.00. 6 - 12 years old(Tour + 1 Brugse Zot beer): EUR 6.00. Below 6 (Tour): Free. Group (20 members and above): EUR 11.00 (Tour + 1 Brugse Zot beer). XL Tour is also available on request.
All beer lovers, get on board! De Halve Maan, a 500 old vintage brewery started in 1854, has transformed itself into a must-visit tourist destination in Bruges. It has opened a unique brewery museum which provides guided tours to visitors regarding the background of this historic brewery. In 2016, new double beer pipeline was installed, over 3.2 kms long, to ban the traffic of trucks for transporting beer. These double pipelines have become quite the thrill as people flock together to get a view of them. The brewery is located on a well-connected Walplein road.
The tours of the brewery explain the history of the Maes family that invested over six generations in this business. It also takes one to the back functioning of the brewery: the various types of equipment used and the details of the techniques used in brewing. The history of the brewery is longer than the history of about any modern brewery. It had to undergo a lot of uphills and downhills to reach where it currently is. It is also the producer of the world famous beer called Brugse Zot, which is the best beer in Bruges. Some of the other beers brewed here are Brugse SpotZot, Brugse Bok, Hendrik Hendrik, Hendrik Wild, Brugse White beer and others. The place also serves delicious lunch in its cosy place and provides a splendid view of the canals.
De Halve Maan’s location on the Walplein road makes it a very well-connected place. Even though it is at a distance from the principal attractions, the brewery is promising enough for a detour. Some of the options to travel to the brewery are :
Nearest Bus Stop: Brugge Begijnhof (190 m from De Halve Maan)
Bus Numbers: 11, 12, 31
Nearest Railway Station: Bruges/Brugge Station (1 km from De Halve Maan)
Train Lines: L, IC
One can easily take any of these routes or decide to hire taxis or cabs for a more private tour.
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