Besides a visit to 'De Lambiek', the Lambic walking trail is another absolute must for lovers of lambic beer!
The point of departure is 'De Lambiek', where you can easily drop off your car or bike. The trail first crosses Alsemberg before taking you along rural roads to Dworp.
Just like any other village in the region, Dworp has a rich brewing history. However, whereas the village was once home to a dozen of lambic brewers and geuze blenders, only one geuze blender has survived the test of times, the brewery Hanssens Artisanaal. On Molenbeekstraat, at the junction with Brouwerijstraat, you can see the old Winderickx brewery complex. The trail then heads to Beersel via the Begijnenbos and the Meigemheide.
As you walk down Laarheidestraat you pass Oud Beersel, a brewery whose history reaches back to 1881. Oud Beersel can be visited every first and third Saturday morning of the month. Group visits can also be arranged by appointment. From here the trail runs along Rollebeekstraat, an authentic hollow road, to the parish church of Beersel. In the immediate vicinity of the church, on Hoogstraat, you will find the brewery 3 Fonteinen, a traditional family brewery that has been operating non-stop for decades. The brewery can be visited by appointment. The trail then leads you through walking paths across Laarheide to the Gasthuisbos. After exiting the forest, it heads downhill towards the centre of Alsemberg.
Walk past the Church of Our Lady and down the steps onto Pastoor Bolsstraat. At the junction with Vanderveldenlaan you can see the old façade of the brewery De Zwaan. A few hundreds of metres further on you again reach the Visitor Centre De Lambiek'.
Point of departure: 'De Lambiek', Gemeenveldstraat 1, 1652 Alsemberg
GPS co-ordinates point of departure: N 50.741172°, E 4.334165°
Distance: 16 km