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: Trappist beer

Westmalle brews three Trappist beers: Extra (4.8%), Dubbel (7%) and Tripel (9.5%). Westmalle Extra is the beer that the monks drink themselves at mealtimes. The name Westmalle Dubbel stems from the fact that it is brewed with double the ingredients of a former beer variant, with the Tripel being made with three times the ingredients.



Genuine Trappist beer carries the ‘Authentic Trappist Product’ label. Among other things, this label guarantees that the beer is brewed by the monks themselves – or at least under their supervision – in a Trappist abbey. Brewing is a secondary concern to the regular duties of the monks and a significant portion of the proceeds go to charity.




Walk on to the junction of the unmade road with an asphalt surfaced road. There, turn left. From here you have a lovely view of the entire abbey complex.

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