The Brewery

Established in 1758

Martens Brewery, established in 1758, is true Belgium craftsmanship who started brewing beer over 250 years ago. An eighth-generation family run company that pride themselves on their rich tradition & family heritage.


Today Jan & Fons Martens are the eighth generation of brewers to stand at the helm and have developed the company into a unique ultra-modern brewery with the lowest carbon footprint in the world.

Today you can experience the rich history of Martens Brewery in the Bocholter Brewery Museum.


This museum is Europe’s biggest brewery museum. It was founded by Jean Martens (b. 1919). The museum’s amazing collection tells the story of the art of brewing throughout industrial history from 1758 to the present.