National Beer Museum the Boom

Welcome to the Boom National Beer Museum in Alkmaar

Following the cabinet's announcement, measures have been taken to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

The Beer Museum will close from Friday March 13 and will not be open to the public. All tours are also canceled.

The beer museum is a place where all kinds of people come together, whether for a regular visit or a tour. Many public places close or have taken far-reaching measures to limit or prevent risks for staff, visitors and society.

The board of the Biermuseum has decided to close the museum with immediate effect for both regular visits and guided tours. This closure will in any case last until the end of the month.

We follow developments closely and take a look at the advice from RIVM, GGD and the Municipality of Alkmaar.

We will keep your beer lovers informed and will inform you on this website.

Board and Coordinator Beer 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.

National Beer Museum information:

Hostess beer museum ’De Boom’