Hiking trail

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.


Brewery: history

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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