Visit the brewery

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.

To know the whole Het Anker story you can book a combiticket and also visit the Molenberg Distillery. 

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
Please book – places are limited
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

Useful information

ADDRESS: Guido Gezellelaan 49 -2800 Mechelen

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: In the shop via Bancontact, Visa, MasterCard, Maestro or cash. 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.

Have you reached the legal drinking age?