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Museum of the Belgian Brewers

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Address: Grand Place 10, Brussels 1000, Belgium
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+32 2 511 49 87
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes
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No beer lover should visit Brussels without a visit to this 17th-century...

No beer lover should visit Brussels without a visit to this 17th-century museum, which shows an important and unique side of the city's history.

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Good beer, not a museum

For 5 euros, you can visit this "museum" and receive a ticket for a beer. It's a cool location, but can't really be called a museum - they just show you a video in one of the two... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 28 November 2016
William H
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Portsmouth, New Hampshire
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West Timperley, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The 5 star ratings on here must have been done by management to bring the overall rating up as the 'museum' was abysmal. It was one room with 2 tvs and some chairs, you can't call that a museum. Your 5 euro ticket per person includes a beer although there are only two to choose from, neither are that good... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016 via mobile

Typical tourist trap. Not really a museum, just a small room with some brewing equipment. And the beer was not of high quality.

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Thank freasch
Barnstaple, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

Simply do not go. It's terrible. You walk down some steps, handover cash and get herded into a room with plastic chairs. The only exciting thing is a doorway to the toilets. There is a projected video (that's boring) onto a white brick wall which plays on a loop - and they're not forthcoming in letting you know about the... More 

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Thank Shousebarklie
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

I with five other friends went on a daytrip to brussels(we live in antwerp a other belgium city). On the "grote markt" of Brussels we saw a very beautifull building with the inscription of BELGIAN BEER MUSEUM on it. We decided to go inside, but that was not a good idea. We had to pay 5 euro to visit the... More 

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Portsmouth, New Hampshire
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

For 5 euros, you can visit this "museum" and receive a ticket for a beer. It's a cool location, but can't really be called a museum - they just show you a video in one of the two rooms then give you your beer. The beer was good though!

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Thank William H
Antwerp, Belgium
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

Don't waste your time over here. A meaningless 15 minutes video and a tiny lager or a Grimbergen beer for 5 €. As a beer lover and a Belgian, I'm ashamed that this nonsense is presented as a tourist attraction, located on one of the most beautiful market places in the world. I wouldn't call it a tourist trap, but... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

Nice location, but the main exhibit is a video. Strangely, it's not even obvious what included beer I was served. I asked the cheerful but very distracted francophone bartender and I just heard some French-like word that probably begins with "Cha"-. If you know how beer is made in the modern era, this is not at all worth it unless... More 

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Thank Rory M
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

My husband and I went to the museum with high expectations knowing the quality of beers made in Belgium and expected a real taste of what Belgian Beer is about. We paid an entrance fee of 5 euro and all that the place had to offer was two rooms, one with an interesting antique bar and the second one was... More 

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Kent, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

We went here with slightly higher expectations than it delivered. It was free with our Brussels Card so I have no complaints but there isn't much to it. There are two rooms, with some interesting information on beer but you could see everything you needed to in about 15min. That said the beer tasting may take you longer afterwards and... More 

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Thank Charlotte M
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

Don't be deceived - this is a limited (in terms of space) version of a museum with a reconstruction of a brewery from the 16th/17th century, a representation of a modern brewery, a 10 minute DVD on brewing and a couple of side stalls with short films on other aspects of beer production. Bearing in mind that Belgium is pretty... More 

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