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Visit the brewery

Het Anker is a family business that started brewing beer in the Great Beguinage in Mechelen five generations ago. Over the years, it has developed into an internationally renowned brewery. To this day, the traditional recipes remain the foundation of the brewing process and a variety of hops and herbs gives the beers their characteristic taste and aroma. Come along and find out how Het Anker - as one of the oldest breweries in Belgium (1471) - has preserved the authenticity of bygone days.

Visit Het Anker with a guide, individually or in a group. We take you through the brewery and the whisky ageing rooms. On the brewery roof, we enjoy the superb view over the city of Mechelen. The tour ends with a tasting session. The visit lasts between 1h30 and 1h45.

You can book a combiticket and also visit the Molenberg Distillery. On saturday and sunday you can book a shuttle service between both locations (more information see below or click on the combiticket button).

Individuals
Tue./Wed./Thu. at 11 am
Fri. at 11 am & 1 pm
Sat. at 11 am, 1 pm, 2pm & 3 pm
Sun. at 11am, 1pm and 3pm
Price 2019: € 9 per person, € 2 for children under 12 years old
Two beers or one soft drink incl.
Combiticket visit brewery + distillery €17 per person
Combiticket visit brewery + distillery + shuttle between the 2 locations €20 per person
Languages: Dutch, English and French
Please book – places are limited
Groups
Possible daily with reservation
last departure at 6.00 pm
Price 2019: € 9 per person (two beers or one soft drink incl.)
From 10 persons (or min. €90)
School rate € 6.00 per person (1 drink incl.)
Groups of more than 25 to 30 persons are divided up
Combiticket visit brewery + distillery €17 per person
Languages: Dutch, English and French. German and Italian only on request and subject to availability

Useful information

ADDRESS: Guido Gezellelaan 49 -2800 Mechelen

SHUTTLE: on saturday and sunday departure at the brewery at 12h30, 14h30 and 16h30

BRASSERIE: You can combine the brewery visit with a meal in our brasserie. 

CLOSED: There are no guided tours on 24/12, 25/12, 31/12, 01/01 & 02/01.

ACCESSIBILITY: The brasserie is accessible for wheelchair users, but the brewery is not. The tour includes about 100 stairs.

STARTING POINT: The tour starts at the Beguinage gate. The group leader registers at the reception in the shop where the guide will be waiting. The guide will wait up to fifteen minutes for latecomers. Please go to the reception in the shop for individual tours, as well.

PAYMENT: Het Anker is a ‘cash-free location’: payment is only possible in the shop using Bancontact, Visa, MasterCard or Maestro. Groups are asked for an advance payment when making the reservation. Cancellation is free of charge up to one month before your planned visit. In the event of late cancellation or no-show, you will be charged € 75.

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