Visit the brewery
Jopen cherishes its rich brewing tradition. Come see, smell and taste the Jopen brewing process and become acquainted with our craftsmanship. Our brewery has two branches in Haarlem.
Jopen is brewed in the Jopenkerk in the heart of Haarlem. This former church has been transformed into a fully-operational, modern brewery. Here, you can sample all of our beers with a view of the entire brewing system.
The brewing unit forms the heart of the Jopenkerk. Gleaming copper brewing kettles loom behind the bar. Eight large lagering tanks can be seen beside the kettles. There are five 60 hectolitre tanks and the remaining tanks hold 30, 20 and 10 hectolitres. This modern brewing system comes from BrauKon in Germany and has a 2 x 20 hectolitre brewing capacity. Depending on the type of beer being brewed, 12 to 20 hectolitres are brewed per batch.
The Jopenkerk is not just a brewery. We also have a grand café and restaurant where culinary delights are on offer. The Rectory can be used as a venue for meetings, social gatherings and other events.
Grand café, Restaurant en brouwerij
Tasting room Waarderpolder
Following fermentation, the beer is transported to the Waarderpolder industrial park in Haarlem (called Waarderpolder). Here, the beer is lagered and dispensed into bottles or barrels. The innovative and fully-automated bottling line has been developed in close consultation with the Jopen brewing team.
There is plenty of activity in the production facility, and you can be a close-up witness as part of a guided tour. See how our brewers work and experience all aspects of the production process.
Our brand new production facility features a tasting room, so it is possible to book guided tours and tastings. Find here more information about the guided tours in English on Saturdays. Are you visiting us at another day? Please feel free to check with us if we can arrange a special tour for you. Preferably between 10.00 and 12.00 hr or between 15.00 and 16.00 hr.
Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 0031 23 533 4114.