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Brouwerij Het Anker

Guido Gezellelaan 49, Mechelen 2800, Belgium
+32 15 28 71 41
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Good range of beers available

Visited the bar/restaurant and had a pleasant lunch, the bar offers a beer flight of five beers for... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Rob C
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London, United Kingdom
Yummie beer

Good beer, love it. This place has a nice café where you can taste some more. I recommand this... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Kristine F
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With roots going back to 1471, Het Anker is one of Belgium’s oldest breweries, a harmonious blend of old and new in an authentic, historic building. At the same time, visitors can discover the maturing stocks of Gouden Carolus Single Malt, Belgium’s only brewery whiskey. You can visit the brewery as a group or on one of the guided tours: a) Groups of minimum 10 and maximum 25 people upon reservation. b) Guided tours, every Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 11am; up to 4 persons you do not need to book in advance. Price: €7,20 per person, which includes the guided tour and a tasting of2 Gouden Carolus beers.
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Guido Gezellelaan 49, Mechelen 2800, Belgium
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Visited the bar/restaurant and had a pleasant lunch, the bar offers a beer flight of five beers for fifteen euros that you choose from the wide variety of styles available. Had the Flemish stew which was good, the menu also features a number of other...More

Thank Rob C
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Good beer, love it. This place has a nice café where you can taste some more. I recommand this Brewery.

Thank Kristine F
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The tour guide knows what he is talking about, the tour takes about 2 hours (with tasting of 2 beers included) and is never boring. He knows everything about the brewing process but also tells some nice anecdotes. Altogether a very nice experience! Be sure...More

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Reviewed 9 July 2018 via mobile

This is one of most high quality of beer in the world , they have a special test , sure you will never find the same , tray one time and till me what you think .

Thank Ahmed K
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Reviewed 19 June 2018

A typical Belgium brewery with about 10 different kinds of beer. You can visit the brewery, where a guide explains how the beer is prepaired. Many different beers can be bought in the shop. Besides the brewery there is als a bar, restaurant and hotel.

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Reviewed 11 May 2018 via mobile

We learnt a lot during the tour and glad to see around the factory. The beers that we tried are really good too. Each person will get 1 blonde and 1 dark beer to try at the end of the tour. The whole tour took...More

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Reviewed 5 May 2018 via mobile

Was here 1 May. I was orginally on a business trip for a stay in Zemst, I was rebooking my hotel in Zemst for a stay in Mechelen for one Night Just for visiting this famous brewery. They serve the best flamish stew maked on...More

Thank Jørn L
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Reviewed 16 April 2018

My friend and I recently took this brewery tour. It costs €8 per person and is worth the price. They can offer tours in French, English, Dutch/Flemish and possibly others. We were guided by a female guide and she certainly was very thorough, taking time...More

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Reviewed 27 March 2018

We came here on a Sunday afternoon and had a tour party of only 4 of us, our guide was really interesting and friendly and spoke brilliant English. The tour lasted about an hour and then we tasted two beers, our guide gave us recommendations...More

Thank mrscoops080612
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Reviewed 5 March 2018

If you are in Mechelen, you definitely must visit this brewery. The guided tour is informative, very well explained, and you learn much about the underappreciated perfection that is beer, not to mention the great history of the brewery itself, and some about Mechelen in...More

Thank RandallSilver
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