National Beer Museum the Boom
Welcome to the Boom National Beer Museum in Alkmaar
We are open again!! Take a quick look at the visitor information for our current opening hours. We look forward to welcoming you to the museum.
Beer has been the most popular alcoholic beverage in these parts of the world for a few thousand years. But how is it brewed? What exactly is malt and why is yeast so important? You can find out all about it when you visit De Boom National Beer Museum in Alkmaar.
This unique museum - appropriately housed in a former brewery - introduces you to the tools, equipment and machines which have played a key role in the production of this ‘golden brew’ in the past two centuries. Our video and film presentations and QR-codes will give you an impression of brewing in the past and today. Antique vehicles - including a handcart and an ice-sleigh - help you imagine how the barrels were transported. Posters and other types of advertising, beer bottles and glasses give you an impression of the many small and large breweries in the Netherlands.