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
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!
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.
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:
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:
Check out all Captain Ulysses articles about things to do in Flanders:
If your looking for a hotel in Bruges, Captain Ulysses highly recommends you to check out Booking.com. From cheap accommodation to luxury hotels, you’ll find a wide selection of options. If your budget is a little tight, the Captain recommends Hotel ‘t Putje: the rooms are a bit simple but the staff is lovely and the localisation is great. However, if you want to stay in a luxurious hotel, be sure to check Heritage Hotel.
As far as skip-the-line tickets and attractions are concerned, Captain Ulysses recommends checking out the websites Tiqets and GetYourGuide. Guided tours, cruises, skip-the-line tickets, unique activities … here’s plenty to chose from!
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 a guided day tour: from Amsterdam or from Brussels.
Bruges is a rather small city that is quite easy to explore on foot. The city centre is actually a pedestrian area. If you don’t like walking or if you’re tired of your long day wandering the city, you can also opt for a guided rickshaw tour!
If you’re planning on flying to Bruges, the Captain recommends that you check Skyscanner, an online comparator which is perfect for finding the best prices If your dates are flexible , you can even compare prices over several weeks to find the best option. Bruges is also easily accessible by train and bus. To book your tickets, we highly recommend Trainline, which integrates the offer of 207 train and bus companies in 44 countries.
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