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!
💡 The Captain’s tip 💡
Want to know more about the history of Bruges? Captain Ulysses highly recommends this free guided tour of the city. It’s up to you to choose how much you wish to tip the tour guide!
Looking for an hotel in Bruges ? Be sure to check out the Captain’s article: Where to stay in Bruges ? Advice & recommendations
Planning your trip to Bruges? Take a look at the Captain’s article on the best things to do in the city: A Guide to Bruges
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!
Getting to the Bruges Beer Experience
The 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).
The Bruges Bear Experience is open every day from 10am to 6pm (Saturday until 9pm). Final admission is one hour before closing time. The bar is open until 11pm on Saturday and until 6:30pm 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.
You can book your tickets online in advance: Ticket for the Bruges Beer Experience
Find out more about Belgian specialties
If visiting Bruges Beer Museum has whetted your appetite, feel free to have a look at the Captain’s suggestions of restaurants in Bruges.
And if you’re interested in tasty and authentic food tours in Bruges, the Captain recommends:
👉 Skip the lines: book your tickets and visits in Bruges!
👉 Looking for tips and recommendations? Here are all of Captain Ulysses’ suggestions!
🛏️ Accommodation: 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: aIf you’re looking to book your visits and activities in advance – which you definitely should if you’re visiting Bruges during the high season – Captain Ulysses recommends three websites: Civitatis, Tiqets and GetYourGuide. Guided tours, sport activities … there’s plenty to choose from!
🚐 Transfers: many visitors decide to 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 or from Brussels (available in 7 languages).
🚌 Local transports: 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: 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, the Captain highly recommends Omio.
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