Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan, Bruges

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Brewery
At Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan, find out how beer was made in the old days and how brewing has changed with the help of modern technology. A guided brewery tour--available in English, French, Dutch, and Flemish--will take you through low doorways, up and down ladders, and along steep and narrow stairways. In addition to boosting your beer knowledge, you might learn a thing or two about Belgian culture. Pause on the rooftop observation deck for panoramic views of the city, and cap off your visit with a glass of vintage beer at the bar. To visit Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan on your trip to Bruges, use our Bruges trip itinerary maker.
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  • We got a really good rundvsining in English. Our Narrator was Roland. He could answer all questions, and was humorous. The trip up and down the stairs was obviously a challenge, but it was the resort's soul. Great views from the top. And an excellent taste in the end, actually better than the beer can be bought in the shop, as it is unfiltered.
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  • Dropped in for a simple lunch and found a courtyard buzzing with atmosphere and excellent service. The beer was in excellent form and the food hit the spot. We did not take the brewery trip but will l...  more »
  • The XL brewery tour is worth every penny (and it's not even that expensive). They say the tour is 90 minutes but I think we were there for over 2 hours. You get a tour of the building, brewery operati...  more »
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  • Informative tour with loads to see. The guide (Rowland) was great, told us what we needed to know and made everyone laugh. The tour takes you right to the top of the brewery which makes for a great view of the city. If you do struggle with stairs though I would give this one a miss. Free beer at the end too. 🙌
  • The beer tour was very thorough and the guide was passionate about beer making and the brewery. Beer was great, did not eat anything but service was immediate (went directly to the bar to order). Recommended tour just to see how they operate in the earlier years with limited space.
  • Went on the XL tour. Was great. Very informative and entertaining. Great to taste the beer afterwards. Staff were all very friendly. Well worth a visit, although it's a bit easy to miss the entrance of the brewery!
  • Decent beer, I can't speak for the food as I skipped out but a few things to note. If you want to do a tour book early or show up early knowing you'll have to come back later to do the tour as they fill up quick for the day. Now maybe the staff was having a long day as it was quite busy the day we visited but everyone looked super worn out. The service was pretty bad sat for nearly 20 min and was never asked if we needed anything, even after the table next to us was served and I specifically made eye contact with the server a couple of times. Ended up going up and getting us a couple of beers at the bar. Which is fine as long as you expect to do so.
  • We attended the extended tour around the brewery. Super knowledgable and friendly guide even though we arrived a couple of minutes too late. The beers are phenomenal as well!