De Koninck BreweryAntwerp, Belgium
De Koninck is Antwerp’s most famous brewery, and very much a part of the city’s heritage and identity. It was founded in 1833 as a brewhouse attached to a beergarden; the De Koninck family ran the business until 1919, when they joined forces with the Van de Bogaert family, and the company was still family-run until 2010 when it was bought by Duvel-Moortgat (makers of Duvel beer). They still brew on the same site to the south of the city centre, near the green, leafy Koning Albertpark. In 2015 De Koninck opened a hi-tech visitor centre on the historic site, where you can see the brewing process and sample the wares.