Val Dieu Abbey and Brewery in Aubel
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- All year round
- All year round
The Cistercian abbey of Val Dieu, a major site for pilgrimage and traditional Belgian beers in the Land of Herve in Belgium.
The abbey of Val Dieu is located in the centre of the Meuse–Rhine Euroregion, 25km from the cities of Liège, Maastricht and Aachen.
This abbey, which dates back to the 13th century is currently managed by the Communauté Chrétienne (Christian Community) of Val Dieu.
Val Dieu is a favourite destination among pilgrims and tourist. It's secret is simple: a warm welcome, delicious beer and wholesome food.
The Val Dieu Brewery
The brewery is unique in Belgium as it opens its doors inside the abbey. It is managed by an independent company, in partnership with the abbey.
Respecting the monks' traditions, it brews beers with distinct characters and flavours: a pale beer, a brown beer, a Triple and a Grand Cru.
The abbey's stables have been converted to house the Casse-Croute restaurant and its terrace. Here you can enjoy regional specialities with a delicious Val Dieu beer or a glass of Aubel cider.
Visiting Val Dieu
Guided tours of the cloister in French, by a member of the community, on Saturdays at 1:30pm throughout the year.
Minimum 15 people and bookings necessary.
Guided tour of the Abbey:
Adults €5pp, minimum of €75 per group.
Visit takes approximately 1 hour.
Guided tour of the brewery:
Adults: visit + tasting €6pp, €90 per group.
Schools: visit €4pp.
Visit takes approximately 1h15.
A combined guided tour of the Abbey and the brewery:
Adults: visit + tasting €10pp, minimum of €150 per group.
Schools: visit €7pp.
Visit takes approximately 2h15.
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