De Halve Maan
No prizes for guessing that Bruges’ most famous brewery means ‘The Half Moon’! “De Halve Maan” is highly recommended if you’re interested in beer – both drinking it and seeing how it’s made.
De Halve Maan holds a place in history in Bruges as it is the only family brewery in the centre of Bruges that is still active today.
Of course, many years ago, there would have been numerous family-run breweries like this, but they have come and gone as the years passed.
Take a guided tour of the brewery museum in which you can see the old traditional brewing methods they use, and there’s one part of the tour in which you get a fabulous panoramic view over Bruges.
The tour lasts approximately 45 minutes and includes a beer tasting.
Check their website for opening hours: https://www.halvemaan.be
Enjoy a meal in the pub or one of the dining rooms after your tour, and order one of their two popular beers, Brugse Zot and Straffe Hendrik.
You can stay very contented at the four-star hotel Jan Brito, a hotel near the city centre and just 500 metres from the famous Market Square.
They have comfortable beds, a good breakfast, nice rooms, and the friendly staff provides excellent service.
The hotel is a beautiful old building with elegant period-style furnishings and modern touches that make your stay pleasant.
There are many other hotels as well worth a look.