Excursion

Visit of 'De Koninck' brewery

Learn the science of beer-making in a 360° experience with a variety of interactive media and audio-visual effects; then try a 6-step beer-tasting with a true connoisseur.

  • Code
    ANR-06
  • Level
    Moderate
  • Walking Type
    Medium
  • Activity Type
    Gastronomy
  • Age
    18 & above
  • Duration
    3.5 Hours
When people get together in Antwerp, they do so with a Bolleke (glass) Koninck in their hand, a classic Belgian Pale Ale-style beer that is virtually synonymous with Antwerp. This thirst-quenching\ tour will give you the opportunity to discover the true taste of the town. After your transfer from the ship to the brand new brewery, you’ll embark on an interactive, behind-the-scenes tour that will fully immerse you in the origin of the iconic de Bolleke Koninck. Explore ten rooms and discover the history de Koninck and its unique connection with the city. The brewery ensures a 360° experience with a variety of interactive media and audio-visual effects. Different theme areas will reveal the many aspects of Belgian beers in general, Antwerp as a beer city, and the entire brewing process. After your informative, and fun-filled tour, join your fellow beer lovers in the brewery’s beautiful cellar where a true connoisseur will highlight features of the six different beers you’ll taste and help you pair the right appetizers with the right beers. After your beer-tasting, a coach awaits to take you back to the ship.

Important Notes:
Guests must be of legal drinking age to participate in the wine tasting included on this excursion. As this excursion involves continuous walking over uneven surfaces, it is not recommended for guests with walking difficulties. Guests are recommended to wear appropriate layered clothing for the season and flat, comfortable footwear. The order of sights visited may vary.