The Half Moon is one of Bruges’s last family-owned working breweries and has operated on its present site near the Begijnhof since 1856. Today, it produces the famous Brugse Zot (Bruges Fools) and Straffe Hendrik, which averages around 14 percent alcohol; all can be sampled in the brewery’s own brasserie. If you’re an enthusiastic beer buff, the brewery tour is worth it for the detailed information about historical and modern brewing techniques; a bonus is you get to climb to the rooftop, which yields great city views. Otherwise, just get down to sampling some of the potent brews in the smart brasserie or on the pretty courtyard terrace.