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Bruges Beer Experience: find out all there is to know about beer

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Whether, like him, you’re always up for a pint or simply curious to find out more about Belgium beer, the Captain highly recommends that you stop by the Bruges Beer experience: a fascinating museum entirely dedicated to beer!


Accommodation, flights, activities, cruises …
You’ll find all the Captain’s suggestions in the section
Captain Ulysses’ favourites at the very end of the article!

Attention, all beer lovers!

Belgium is undoubtedly synonymous with beer! Captain Ulysses – whose love for beer is no secret – couldn’t resist finding out more about his favourite drink!

Whether, like him, you’re always up for a pint or if you’re simply curious to find out more about Belgium beer, the Captain highly recommands that you stop by the Bruges Beer experience: a fascinating museum entirely dedicated to beer

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Visiting Bruges Beer Museum

From the ingredients of beer to the various steps of the brewing process, from the different beer varieties to the food pairings recommended, Bruges’ Beer Museum takes visitor on a journey to discover everything there is to know about the infamous Belgian drink.

The museum, which opened in 2014, is modern and interactive: you certainly won’t get bored for a single second! Upon arrival, all visitors are given an iPad so that they can explore the museum freely while having access to countless information about the history and the ingredients of beer as well as the brewing process.

No surprise, the tour is quite focused on Belgian beer – we are in Belgium after all! – but still provides numerous information about all types of beer coming from over 30 different countries.

On the plus side: a kids tour specifically designed for children gives them the opportunity to discover the museum in a playful and educational way.

And since practise makes perfect, the bar onsite will give you the perfect opportunity to further your skills and knowledge while downing one (or a few) pints at the end of the visit. The bar offers a selection of 16 beers on tap, so you should definitely find (at least) one that you like! Cheers!

Access

Getting there

Bruges Beer Museum is located right in the heart of the city centre, on the corner of Breidelstraat Street and the Markt (the Market Place).

It is open daily from 10am to 6pm (9pm on Saturdays). Final admission is one hour before closing time. The bar is open until 11pm on Saturdays and 6:30pm on the rest of the week.

The Museum is closed on December 25th and January 1st.

Admission

For adults, tickets are:

  • 10 € for the visit
  • 16 € for the visit + tasting

Admission is free for children under 5, and 6 € for children aged 5 to 12.

You can also opt for a Family ticket: 24 € for 2 adults and up to 3 children aged 5 to 12.

In order to skip the queue, you can order your tickets online:

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Find out more about Belgian specialties

If visiting Bruges Beer Museum has whetted your appetite, feel free to have a look at the Captain’ssuggestions of restaurants in Bruges.

And if you’re interested in tasty and authentic food tours in Bruges, the Captain recommends:

Hear, hear, sailors!
If you’re looking for more tips & recommendations on the best sights and monuments in Bruges, Captain Ulysses has a few articles in store which might spark up your interest:
A Guide to Bruges: the best things to do in the Venice of the North
Where to eat in Bruges?
The Princely Beguinage Ten Wijngaerde
Historium Brugge
Ghent’s waterfront


The Captain’s favourites in Bruges

🛏️ ACCOMMODATIONS
If your looking for a hotel in Bruges, Captain Ulysses highly recommends checking out Booking.com. From cheap accommodation to luxury hotels, you’ll find a wide range of options.
If your budget is a bit tight, the Captain recommends Hotel ‘t Putje: the rooms are a bit spartan but the staff are lovely and the hotel’s location is ideal.
But if you want to treat yourself, you should definitely consider Heritage Hotel: it is both somptuous, intimate and welcoming, perfect for a luxurious stay in Bruges.

🎟️ ACTIVITIES
If you’re looking to book your visits and activities in advance – which you definitely should if you’re visiting Bruges during high season – Captain Ulysses recommends three websites: Civitatis , Tiqets and GetYourGuide. Guided tours, cruises, skip-the-line tickets … there’s plenty to choose from!

🚐 TRANSFERS
A lot of visitors travel to Bruges from Amsterdam or Brussels. If that’s your case, you can easily book your transfer from Amsterdam here. You can also opt for an all-included day-trip: from Amsterdam (in English) or from Brussels (available in 7 languages).

🚌 ON-SITE TRANSPORT
Bruges is rather small and fairly easy to explore on foot. The city center is also pedestrian. But if you’d rather not walk, you can always opt for an electric scooter or a rickshaw!

✈️ FLIGHTS, TRAINS & BUS
Captain Ulysses warmly recommends Skyscanner to book your flights to Bruges, You’ll be able to compare countless offers to find the best deal. If your dates are flexible, you can also compare prices over several months to find the cheapest flights possible. Bruges is also easily accessible by train and bus. To book your tickets, Captain Ulysses highly recommends Trainline, which allows you to book tickets from 207 train and bus companies in 44 different countries.

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