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Brouwerij Het Anker

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Excellent informative brewery trip and great bistro food

Visited the brewery in November 2018, having pre-booked for a tour of the brewery on line. Friendly... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Keith E
Sale, United Kingdom
Great brewery tour and good food in the restaurant

We had pre-booked the tour as the brewery makes some of the beers we really like. The guide gave... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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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...more
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Guido Gezellelaan 49, Mechelen 2800, Belgium
+32 15 28 71 41
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Reviewed yesterday

Visited the brewery in November 2018, having pre-booked for a tour of the brewery on line. Friendly welcome in the bar and reception, excellent trip around the brewery, very informative with a knowledgeable guide who spoke perfect English as well as Flemish. All followed by...More

Thank Keith E
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had pre-booked the tour as the brewery makes some of the beers we really like. The guide gave the tour in two languages, this didn't cause any problems, and she covered a lot of things. This is a working brewery so be prepared for...More

Thank IanG001
Reviewed 2 October 2018 via mobile

Saw this in our belgium beer guide as less touristy than de konnick. Glad for our decision. €8 each. Guide was excellent explaining in dutch and english seemlessly about the process and history. Good to see everything on site still and how they have changed...More

Thank Busker999
Reviewed 18 September 2018

Only because the awards won by their beers, you should visit them. The brewery is also very well maintained. Tip: go from centre of Mechelen through narrow streets to brewery

Thank Jan D
Reviewed 11 August 2018

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
Reviewed 6 August 2018

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

Thank KristineF122
Reviewed 16 July 2018

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

Thank AngelicaT
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
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.

Thank Coralikestraveling
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

Thank Evelyn1228
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