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Visiting The Hertog Jan Brew Pub

Last Easter, we were happily cycling through the Limburg countryside when, to our surprise, we rode straight past the Hertog Jan brewery in Arcen.

We hadn’t planned a trip to the brewery but it seemed rude not to stop – especially since the Hertog Jan Proeverij was just across the road. This brew pub serves the entire Hertog Jan range of beers, plus dozens more. In total there are about 10 beers on tap and 40 bottled beers to choose from.

The Hertog Jan Brew Pub in Arcen. Photo by Edwin Kremer (CC BY-NC-SA)

The Hertog Jan Brew Pub in Arcen. Photo by Edwin Kremer (CC BY-NC-SA)

What makes this pub extra special is the fact that the Hertog Jan beer is piped in directly. It comes from the factory across the road to the tap via a large copper pipe!

Beer being piped in directly to the Hertog Jan Proeverij.

Beer being piped in directly to the Hertog Jan Proeverij.

The menu gives you a hint of the options available to beer lovers. Find a comfortable seat, you might be here for a while…

A few of the beers on offer at the Hertog Jan pub.

A few of the beers on offer at the Hertog Jan pub.

And of course there are some sweet treats like Limburg-style apple pie to go along with the beer.

Traditional Limburgse Vlaai (Limburg Pie) at the Hertog Jan pub.

Traditional Limburgse Vlaai (Limburg Pie) at the Hertog Jan pub.

If you’re bringing kids along, you’ll be happy to know that the pub has thoughtfully built a playground outside so the little ones can run off some energy while you enjoy a well-deserved rest.

Opening hours are vary between summer and winter. In the summer, you can visit from Monday through Thursday between 11am and 8pm, on Saturday from 11am to midnight and on Fridays and Sundays from 11am to 10pm. The winter hours are Wednesdays and Thursdays from 1pm-8pm, Saturday from 11am-midnight and Fridays and Sundays from 1pm to 10pm.

Where to find it: Kruisweg 43, 5944EM, Arcen.

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