In the middle of Hasselt you will find the National Genever Museum in an old agricultural distillery. The museum shows you the story of Belgian genever, from grain to drink.

Prized possession of the museum is the 19th Century still from a former genever distillery in Géromont-Malmedy in the Walloon region of Belgium. This protected and restored installation is being used today to distil 1000 litres of the museum's own genever every year. In the museum you can follow the authentic distilling process. Shot glasses, genever jars and bottles, posters for and against genever and alcohol, gadgets and other promotional material from the glory days show you the importance of genever for agriculture, the economy and society. Every visit ends in the cosy tasting room with a collection of more than 130 Belgian grain genevers. A lovely tasting completes your visit.


Witte Nonnenstraat 19
3500 Hasselt


T+32 11 23 98 60

Accessibility information

The museum is largely accessible. You may need help on the cobblestones to the entrance and in the orientation space ‘Paardenstal’. In the museum itself, most of the rooms are accessible with the wheelchair. Where this is not the case, an alternative is provided to be able to view the information. The Metabox is only accessible for someone who can fit through a passageway of 70 cm wide and has help to take the ramp. You may also need help in the adapted toilet because of the limited space and difficultly placed grab rails. Some texts may be too small to read, but you can also get the texts in a large font in the museum itself or download them on the website.

Local map

Below you will find an interactive map.

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