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.
Climbing St Rumbold’s Tower
- (1 h)
Climb St Rumbold’s Tower: there is no better way to discover the city than with your head in the clouds. St. Rumbold’s Tower offers an all-in-one unique experience. The skywalk around this 97-metre tall tower and the climb up to it are simply amazing.
Check the visitor’s guide to take a ramble through the amazing history of St. Rumbold’s Tower, with plenty of interesting facts and loads of fun activities for children. You may even run into the tower guard or the city carillonneur as you make your way up or down the stairs.
A great way to see, feel and experience the city, from the top of this stately belfry.