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Jenever Museum

Did you know that in the 19th century the average Belgian drank 9.5 litres of jenever every year? And jenever still remains popular to this day. For more than 500 years distillers having been experimenting with ingredients and technology, searching for the perfect variant of jenever. Hasselt has a special bond with this local product that is known throughout Europe. The perfect location therefore for the national Jenever Museum.

Jenever Museum

Be jenever-wise

Discover at the Jenever Museum the story of the distilled drink made from small juniper berries with medicinal properties:

  • How do you store, pour and savour jenever?
  • What is your favourite flavour?
  • What is the difference between jenever and gin?
  • Why is jenever actually called ‘jenever’?
  • Why wasn’t it discovered by anyone in particular?
  • In what way has it played a role in history?

Tip: you can also visit the jenever bar without a museum ticket. There is always something new to discover amongst the fine selection of jenevers from the Low Countries. Do try out one of our tasty discovery tours.

TEMPORARY!

Booze in Hollywood / 23.09.2017 - 07.01.2018
Humphrey Bogart, Marilyn Monroe, Gérard Depardieu, Alice Cooper, Johnny Rotten, Keith Richards: they all loved/love their booze. Story-gatherer Birgit Krols has collected iconic photographs of these celebrities with glass in hand. She is showing a selection at the Jenever Museum and in a number of cafés and restaurants throughout the city centre. This exhibition is part of your museum visit.

 

Tickets

    • Adults: 6 euros p.p. – followed by a free drink
    • Youths 12-26 years old: 1 euros p.p.
    • -12 years old/Hasselt UiTpass/with 48h card : free

    Groups (as of 15 persons.): 5 euros p.p. – followed by a free drink -> Discover the deals for groups in the Jenever Museum

    Wheelchair access?

    Yes, but not the Molenzaal and Mouttoren.

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