Jenever Museum Hasselt

 In Belgium, Europe, Hasselt

Jenever Museum is situated in a former monastery farm and rented out to stokers families ( Stellingwerff and Theunissen ) however after 1971 the building was left abandoned and was close to being demolished however after a group of people protested against the demolishing, the building was saved and became of the National Jenever Museum in 1980.

The Museum has a unique collection on display, such as:

  • 2,159 glass bottles
  • 540 posters
  • 400 Liqeur glasses
  • 1,230 Jenever glasses
  • 380 placards
  • 9,500 bottle labels
  • 750 pitchers and jugs made of stone
  • 200 ceramic objects and fully operational 19th century distillery and distillery equipment, that was used in the H.Servais Distillery which the museum bought in 1981.

One of the unique pieces in the museum is the nineteenth-century fired boiler plant, which has been producing since 1991.

Whats on display in the museum isn’t everything that the museum has to offer, the inventory and research of collections is always improving and always getting bigger and better, they offer a collection guide which shows an overview of the sub collections  and future projects, the collection guide is only available in dutch.

Jenever Museum Hasselt

Photography By flickr user: Antonia Stuart-James

The Jenever Bar is available for everyone, you don’t need to purchase a ticket to go into the bar, you can just show up and enjoy the great drinks on offer, you might even be spoiled for choice, around 130 different kinds of Jenever (Gin) can be purchased but i will highly recommend visiting the tour area and get to know how the product you are enjoying is made and the history behind it.

For over 400 years the distillers around Belgian have been testing and experimenting with ingredients and different technologies, looking for the perfect variant of Jenever.

During the 19th Century, the people of Belgian drank around nine and a half litters of Jenever every year and has remained a popular alcoholic beverage of Belgian, The Scottish have Whiskey, the french have cognac but the Belgians have Jenever.

Jenever Museum Hasselt

Photography By flickr user: barbara tandt

Telephone: +32 (0) 11 23 98 60 | Official Website |

How to get there:

  • Walking: the Museum is located within the Hasselt city center, its a 5 minute walk from the Universiteit Hasselt and 3 minute walk from Modemuseum Hasselt around 230m away.
  • By Car: Hasselt and its car parks are easily accessible by motorways E313 (exits 27 – 28 – 29) and E314 (exit 29).
  • By Train: Hasselt railway station is located just of the city center, it will take 15 minutes from the train station to the Museum

Wheelchair access however not for the Molenzaal and Mouttoren.

Admission

Ticket Type Price Includes
Individual ticket  and current exhibition: €6 1 Drink Included
Groups Minimal 15 People €5 1 Drink Included
Guided tour Minimal 15 People €5 + € 70 for the guide 1 Drink Included
Age Between: 12 to 26 years old €1 Nothing Included
Under 12 years old Free Nothing Included
Holders of UiTpas Hasselt and  ICOM: Free Entry and No Drinks Included

Please note during special exhibitions and other holiday dates ticket prices may change, please check the official website before purchasing. 

Opening Hours

Monday Closed
Tuesday 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Wednesday 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Thursday 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Friday 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Saturday 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Sunday 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
 Time Change during November 1st to March 31st; Saturday and Sunday from 1:00 PM  – 5:00 PM

Location

Address: Witte Nonnenstraat 19, 3500 Hasselt, Belgium

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