Belgium’s Best 4 Breweries Near City Centers

These easy-to-access breweries offer a unique opportunity to explore the rich history, traditions, and flavors of Belgian beer without straying too far from city centers.

Brouwerij De Halve Maan, Bruges

Since 1856, Brouwerij De Halve Maan in Dutch offers famous Brugse Zot beer and offering guided tours. The brewery, included a pub and a restaurant, is the sole place on Earth where you can savor an unfiltered Brugse Zot or Straffe Hendrik.

On a guided tour, you’ll get an exclusive peek behind the scenes and dive into the captivating story of De Halve Maan. Plus, you’ll be treated to a breathtaking 360° view of Bruges along the way.

Brouwerij De Halve Maan

De Koninck Brewery, Antwerp

De Koninck Brewery (Brouwerij De Koninck in Dutch)is a beloved and historic brewing establishment renowned for its signature beer, Bolleke. Visitors have the opportunity to immerse themselves in the rich heritage of the brewery through guided tours, where you can witness the beer-making process and sample the distinctive flavors that have made Bolleke a local favorite for generations.

Brouwerij De Koninck

Cantillon Brewery – Museum of the Gueuze in Brussels

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Cantillon Brewery in Brussels is a unique place for beer lovers, known for its traditional Lambic and Gueuze beers. It’s more than just a brewery; it’s a museum of the Gueuze style. Visitors can learn about the time-honored brewing methods and taste these special Belgian brews while immersing themselves in the rich history of this iconic brewery.

Cantillon Brewery/Brussels Museum of the Gueuze

Brewery Het Anker, Mechelen

Brewery Het Anker (Brouwerij Het Anker in Dutch) is located in Mechelen (between Brussels and Antwerp) and is easily accessible from both cities by train. The brewery is a historical gem renowned for its Gouden Carolus beers.

A visit to this brewery offers a fascinating journey into the world of Belgian brewing, where you can explore their brewing process and gain insights into the centuries-old tradition of crafting exceptional beers. Don’t miss the chance to taste their iconic Gouden Carolus brews, a testament to the brewery’s commitment to quality and heritage.

Brewery Het Anker