The abbey’s surroundings are not only very beautiful, they also look different in every season. If you love getting out into nature, you should definitely come here for a walk, alone or with family and friends. Click on the map at the bottom and discover the story of Westmalle.
According to the rules of the order, Trappists were allowed to drink the popular drink of the region they resided in. In a beer country par excellence, it is no surprise that the monks started a brewery. Originally, beer was brewed only for the monks’ own consumption. After a while, beer was also sold to help pay the abbey’s way. In 1934, the monks built a completely new, modern brewery, which has been automated over the years.
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