Cantillon Brewery and Brussels Museum of the Gueuze

(FR) Brasserie Cantillon/Musée Bruxellois de la Gueuze | (NL) Cantillon Brouwerij/Brussels Museum van de Geuze
Traditional brewery operating for over 100 years in Brussels

This legendary Cantillon Brewery (Brasserie Cantillon), which has been operating for over 100 years, is famous for its unique brewing methods and deliciously sour beers. In this article, we will take a closer look at the history and flavors of Cantillon Brewery, and provide you with some tips for planning your visit.

Discover the History and Flavors of famous Beers

Cantillon Lou Pepe Framboise 2008
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Cantillon Brewery was founded in 1900 by Paul Cantillon, and it has been run by the same family ever since. The brewery is located in Anderlecht, a district in Brussels, and it is one of the few remaining traditional lambic breweries in the world. The brewery produces a range of sour beers, including gueuze, kriek, and framboise, which are made using a process called spontaneous fermentation. This involves exposing the beer to wild yeast and bacteria in the air, resulting in a tart, complex flavor profile.

Visitors to Cantillon Brewery can take a tour of the facilities, which includes a visit to the brew house, the barrel room, and the bottling line. The tour also includes a tasting of several Cantillon beers, which is a great way to experience the unique flavors of these sour beers. In addition, the brewery has a small museum that showcases the history of lambic brewing, as well as a gift shop where you can purchase bottles of Cantillon beer to take home with you.

Front of Cantillon Brewery
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Plan Your Visit to the Legendary Brewery

If you are planning a visit to Cantillon Brewery, there are a few things you should keep in mind. First, the brewery is located a bit outside of the city center, but it is easily accessible by public transportation. Second, be prepared for a unique beer-drinking experience (tasting is included in the ticket) – Cantillon beers are quite different from your typical lagers or ales, but they are definitely worth trying if you are a fan of sour beers.

Getting There

The brewery is located outside of the Brussels city center but it is only 5 minute walk from Brussels Midi (South) station with Train and Metro.


Rue Gheude 56,
1070 Anderlecht, Belgium
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Hours and Fees


Open on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday from 10AM to 4PM


Closed on Wednesday, Sunday and public holidays


Individual Visits
Adults: €8,
Seniors 65+ (with ID): €8,
Students (Full-time with ID): €8,
Young adults and Children (14 and under): Free,

Guided tour
Available on Saturday. Online booking is required.
Adults: € 12.00
Children (under 14 years old): Free


How long does the guided tour take?

about 1.5 hour.

Are dogs allowed to enter the brewery?

Dogs are not allowed in the brewery.