Schaerbeek/Schaarbeek Museum of Beer

© Schaerbeek/Schaarbeek Museum of Beer

Fronted by a pretty garden, the Musée Schaerbeekois de la Bière/Schaarbeeks Biermuseum (Schaerbeek/Schaarbeek Beer Museum) was set up in an unused building belonging to the school in Rue de la Ruche/Bijenkorfstraat. In 1993, the municipal council made the building available to a group of enthusiasts, who converted it to accommodate a collection of around 300 bottles of Belgian beer. By contacting breweries and individuals and trawling flea markets, they gradually expanded the collection to include tools, documents and advertisements. The museum was officially opened on 26 March 1994, when it had two rooms and a tavern. The premises expanded in 1996, and the collection now includes more than 2,500 bottles of Belgian beer, most with matching glasses, as well as old machines, equipment used by coopers, and signs. Together, they are an evocative homage to the world of beer so synonymous with this country. Since 2019, Van Den Bossche Brewery has been supplying the museum with its very own Schaerbeekoise beer! Another tipple you won’t find anywhere else is Eizelskop, brewed by L’Ermitage.

Practical information

Sun. only, 10:00 to 18:00

Avenue Louis Bertrand/Louis Bertrandlaan 33-35, Schaerbeek/Schaarbeek

By reservation only

92 Église St-Servais - Sint-Servaaskerk
59 Herman