We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

“Interesting with good perks” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of De Halve Maan Brewery

De Halve Maan Brewery
Ranked #4 of 152 things to do in Bruges
Certificate of Excellence
More attraction details
Attraction details
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Chesham, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Interesting with good perks”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2012

Definitely worth it for the free beer and amazing views of Bruges!

Visited June 2012
Helpful?
Thank amy_ellen24
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a Review

3,682 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    2,197
    1,187
    213
    56
    29
Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • Finnish first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Greek first
  • Hebrew first
  • Hungarian first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Norwegian first
  • Polish first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Turkish first
  • Any
English first
Wakefield, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
34 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Heaven”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2012

This tour is great value for money,our guide gave both a funny and interesting insight into the history and development of the brewery,the tour winds through the building until you appear on its roof giving you a great photo oppotunity to capture the city on film.At the end of the tour you can try the Brugge Zot for yourself and dine in their modern resteraunt if you like

Visited May 2012
Helpful?
Thank belgianbeerlover
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Belmont, Lancashire.
Level Contributor
215 reviews
90 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
“Halve Maan - full beers!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2012

Second time we've visited here and both times we've enjoyed majestic beer in warm, friendly surroundings whether it's warming ourselves by the roaring fire in Winter or refreshing ourselves with a cool Bruges Zot or two in Summer.

Haven't done the tour but the large beer hall is very welcoming. Here's to the next time!

Visited June 2012
Helpful?
Thank Chris R
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Spangdahlem, Germany
Level Contributor
70 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“A fun hour tour!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 2012

We stopped in at De Halve Maan for a brewery tour. There are tours in English every other hour. The tour is 45 minutes long and I believe 10 Euro per person and includes a beer. They only allow about 35 people per tour group so it's small enough that you hear everything.

The tour is not particularly informative and the guide appeared tired from doing so many a day. The process of how they brew the beer was explained but there was quite a lot of historic brewing equipment and things around that were not discussed at all. I would have liked to hear more about the history rather than the big modern metal containers.

Afterward you get a small Bruges Zot beer which is a nice blonde beer. It's easy to drink by just about anyone. We sat and enjoyed it, but chose not to stick around any longer. There is a gift shop and you can buy beer, t-shirts, and whatnot. There is also a nice beer garden that we might have stayed at had the weather been better. It looked like this was a place locals gather as the Euro Cup was that night and neon orange was heavily represented!

All in all, I wouldn't take the tour again, but would like to go for a beer and to people watch.

Visited June 2012
Helpful?
Thank geminijen77
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
65 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“Entertaining guides”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2012

This is one of the best tours I have been on. The guide Andy was humourus and had the group gripped throughout. The tour takes you on to the roof of the brewery - fab views. A sample of the brew at the end was a nice finish

Visited May 2012
Helpful?
Thank cantwards
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC

Travellers who viewed De Halve Maan Brewery also viewed

Bruges, West Flanders Province
Bruges, West Flanders Province
 
Bruges, West Flanders Province
Bruges, West Flanders Province
 

Been to De Halve Maan Brewery? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing