Located in the heart of Bruges is Brouwerij De Halve Maan, home to our Straffe Hendrik. This is the story of a brewer’s family who always believed in authentic beer from Bruges.
Our authentic family brewery
Our family has been brewing on ‘Het Walplein’ for 6 generations now. Today, De Halve Maan is the last authentic family brewery in the city, and we can reflect on our rich history.
The historic brewery has become an iconic spot in the city. We’re one of the most visited breweries in the country with visitors from all over the world!
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.