Brouwerij ‘De Halve Maan’ (Brewery 'De Halve Maan')

This authentic brewery in the centre of Bruges is a family business with a tradition stretching back through six generations to 1856. This is where the Bruges city beer - the Brugse Zot - is brewed: a strong-tasting, high-fermentation beer based on malt, hops and special yeast. In 2016 a unique underground beer pipeline, some 3 km long, was laid from the brewery to the bottling plant in the suburbs. Daily tours of the brewery are organized, at the end of which visitors are offered a free glass of Brugse Zot blond beer.

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Video - The foiling Dutchman

Brewery De Halve Maan is a 100% Bruges company. In 2016, the company made global headlines with a clever piece of innovation: a three-kilometre underground beer pipeline connecting the city brewery with the bottling plant outside the city.

A new stunt was created to promote the first alcohol-free special beer of the Bruges brewery: Sportzot. With this brand, De Halve Maan takes a firm and positive stand by supporting promising athletes passionate about their sport. This is often in disciplines that remain under the radar and where Sportzot can make a difference.

Dutch surfer Roderick Pijls is one of these top sport ambassadors of Sportzot. He took up the challenge of covering the 1.1 km course from the brewery to the Rozenhoedkaai while surfing on the canals. Now that's a whacky way to discover the city!

Time information

from 01-01-2021 to 31-12-2022
Monday 10:00 - 17:00 h
Tuesday 10:00 - 17:00 h
Wednesday 10:00 - 17:00 h
Thursday 10:00 - 17:00 h
Friday 10:00 - 17:00 h
Saturday 10:00 - 18:00 h
Sunday 10:00 - 17:00 h
additional closing dates
  • 25 December 2021
  • 1 January 2022
  • 25 December 2022
Guided tours:Sunday to Friday: on the hour, with the first tour at 11.00 a.m. and the last tour at 4.00 p.m.; Saturday: on the hour, with the first tour at 11.00 a.m. and last tour at 5.00 p.m.; XL-tour: Saturday and Sunday, at 2.15 p.m.; on 24/12 and 31/12: last tour at 2.00 p.m.; XL-tour: at 1.15 p.m.; Restaurant: Sunday to Wednesday, 10.00 a.m. - 6.00 p.m.; Thursday to Saturday, 10.00 a.m. - 11.00 p.m.Make sure you check the website of Halve Maan before your visit for the most up-to-date information.

Price information


Children up to 5 years € 0,00
Visit including taster (adults) € 15,00
Visit including taster (children) € 6,00
Including 1 refreshment. XL-tour: € 24.00 (including 3 refreshments). Children aged 6 to 12. 
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