Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan, Bruges
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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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  • Once in Bruges, must visit De Halve Maan Brewery. It is the oldest brewery in the region with very nice selection of food. They have a prix-fix menu if required. One can get a bite with good beer and ...  more »
  • Very informative tour of brewery, it was my first brewery tour and you need to be fit to climb all the way to the top of the brewery. Coming down is even more difficult. The views of Bruges from the r...  more »
  • Had a great lunch time tour. Found out about brewing and how they make different blends to flavour the beer. Really quite interesting. Then sat by the fire and enjoyed a glass sat in a chesterfield so...  more »
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  • Fantastic history and some beautiful views encompass a visit to this brewery. Tours are available in a number of languages including English, and staff members were exceptionally friendly and knowledgeable. Pros: Delicious beer and friendly staff. The only brewery tour I've ever been on with a stop up on the roof of the brewery, which offers some nice views of the city center. Cons: The brewery is small and vertical so there are 200 or so stairs to climb along the tour. Also, it can get a bit warm in a few locations along the tour, so you might want to bring along a bottle of water. The day I visited was mid-70s (F) outside but was closer to 90s in a couple of areas in the brewery. All in all, a highly recommended experience. Try the Straffe Hendrik if you like good Belgian Quads!
  • REALLY glad we came here. The vibe here is great, they have inside and outside seating, the beers are delicious, and affordable. They have food, but we didn't eat. They also have a beer that is available only at the brewery. While visiting Brugge, I highly recommend you come here. They do have a brewery tour, but it was a bit pricey... In the States brewery tours are usually free. That is not the case in Europe. Cheers!
  • De Halve Maan makes some excellent beers including Brugse Zot and Straffe Hendrik, which are fantastic and delicious beers. The brewery tour is detailed, interesting, and stewarded by an excellent set of completely multilingual guides. I highly recommend taking the tour and trying some beer on a visit to Brugge.
  • Only went there to taste the beer, no visit of the brewery. Outside they offer 4 beers on tap and a bunch of bottled ones. The beer is great but it is a very hectic place and it's hard to enjoy your stay/beer.
  • Very informative. Cute small brewery, very nice guide. Take about an hour and you get a beer at the end, but it's not the best of beers, even theirs.