Brewery visit with guide
- incl. two tastings
- (1.30 h)
Het Anker is a family brewery that has been making beer in the Grand Beguinage in Mechelen for five generations. Over the years, Het Anker has developed into an internationally renowned brewery. The old recipes still form the basis of the brewing process and a variety of hops and herbs add flavour to the beer. Come along and find out how Het Anker, one of Belgium’s oldest breweries (1471), revives the authenticity of bygone days.
Distillery visit with guide
- incl. one tasting and a gift
- (1 h)
The Van Breedam miller’s family has been grinding and distilling grain to make jenever at the ‘Molenberg’ family farm in Blaasveld since the 17th century. Charles Leclef, the fifth generation brewery owner since 1991, grew up in the brewery but was also familiar with the former family distillery in Blaasveld. The two family traditions - distilling and brewing - were combined in a new project: the Molenberg Distillery, Belgium’s first whisky distillery with traditional Scottish pot stills. The mash from the Gouden Carolus Tripel beer serves as the basis for the Gouden Carolus Single Malt whisky.
Visit the Molenberg Distillery with a guide. Discover the rich history of the old miller’s farm and find out how we make award-winning Belgian whisky here today.
Boat trip on the Dyle with the Malinska boat company
- (40 min)
Mechelen city centre is perfect for visiting by water. The Malinska boat company has been providing boat trips through Mechelen city centre for over ten years, to the delight of tens of thousands of local people and tourists. The experienced boatmen will guide you along this varied, charming waterway with pleasure and with love for their city. The trips start in the heart of the historic city centre.