The brewery

Located in the heart of Bruges is Brouwerij De Halve Maan, home to our Blanche de Bruges. This is the story of a brewer’s family who always believed in authentic beer from Bruges.

Brouwzaal Brouwerij De Halve Maan

Our authentic family brewery

At Brouwerij De Halve Maan beer has been brewed non-stop for five centuries. Since 1856 the brewery has been led by the brewers’ families Maes-Vanneste, who have been passing on the craftmanship for generations. With this century old tradition De Halve Maan brews the refreshing ‘Blanche de Bruges’ according to the unique family recipe.  

Over the years the brewery has become a tourism hotspot. Every year, thousands of beer lovers visit the brewery in the heart of Bruges, where they can discover the secrets of hops and malt.

About our brewery

Brouwerij De Halve Maan poort ingang Walplein Brugge

Discover our rich history

Our brewery has become one of the hotspots in Bruges, with more than 100.000 visitors annually. During a guided tour you’ll see what goes on behind the scenes of our family brewery. Our guides are happy to immerse you in the rich history of De Halve Maan. At some point during the tour, you’ll be able to soak in a spectacular 360° view over Bruges. 

The extended tour will leave you thirsty! No better solution than to end your visit with a well-deserved glass of beer. In fact, our brewery is the only place in the world where you can enjoy an unfiltered Brugse Zot or Straffe Hendrik.

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Horse and cart  Brewery De Halve Maan

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