National Beer Museum the Boom

Welcome to the Boom National Beer Museum in Alkmaar


Good news! The National Beer Museum is gently opening its doors again.

In the past period, we have worked hard to make the museum corona-proof. 
We have limited opening days and opening hours. We will communicate the days and times through our Website and Facebook page.

From Thursday 10 September we are open on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays
1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Tours are only limited for small groups, only on reservation via
We hope to welcome you back soon.
Board and Coordinator Biermuseum

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’