Arcen, Netherlands and Hertog Jan Brewery, May 2013

Before visiting the brewery, lunch at 't Zoete Genot

Before visiting the brewery, lunch at ‘t Zoete Genot

 

While my parents were over, Dook (my father-in-law) took us to Arcen, Netherlands to visit the Hertog Jan brewery. Arcen is a beautiful village in the Dutch province of Limburg. Before visiting the brewery, we stopped for lunch in the center of the village at ‘t Zoete Genot. White asparagus is eaten from late April to June, so May is the perfect time to enjoy the asparagus. In the Netherlands, there are two areas where white asparagus is grown, one of them being Limburg. Because of our proximity to the asparagus fields, we enjoyed a delicious, fresh white asparagus themed lunch!

 

Mom and me at 't Zoete Genot

Mom and me at ‘t Zoete Genot

 

Mom and Dad with their lunches

Mom and Dad with their lunches

 

Family photo before we begin eating!

Family photo before we begin eating!

 

My delicious lunch - white asparagus salad and white asparagus kroketten (breaded and fried asparagus)

My delicious lunch – white asparagus salad with white asparagus kroketten (breaded and fried asparagus)

 

Village center

Village center

 

Village center

Village center – the former town hall

 

Village center

Village center

 

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Village Center

 

We walked along the Maas River to the Hertog Jan brewery

We walked along the Maas River to the Hertog Jan brewery

 

Maas River

Maas River

 

Otherside of the river with the brewery (the white builiding) in view

Otherside of the river with the brewery (the white builiding) in view

 

My mom and Dook enjoying the walk

My mom and Dook enjoying the walk

 

Beautiful scenery

Beautiful scenery

 

Enjoying some father/daughter time

Enjoying some father/daughter time

 

Enjoying some father/daughter time

Enjoying some father/daughter time

 

The Hertog Jan brewery!

The Hertog Jan brewery!

 

Inside the brewery

Inside the brewery

 

The copper machines inside the brewery

The copper machines inside the brewery

 

Step in the beer making process

Step in the beer making process

 

Dad and me

Dad and me

 

Dad and Mom sampling the beer

Dad and Mom sampling the beer

 

Underground where they store the Grand Prestige, which according to the brewery ages well and with time takes one a port-like flavor

Underground where they store the Grand Prestige, which according to the brewery ages well and with time takes one a port-like flavor

 

Underground where they store the Grand Prestige, which according to the brewery ages well and with time takes one a port-like flavor

Underground where they store the Grand Prestige, which according to the brewery ages well and with time takes one a port-like flavor

 

The Hertog Jan Café

The Hertog Jan Proeverij, a café where you can relax and enjoy the different beers

 

The beer flows directly from the brewery into the café

The beer flows directly from the brewery into the café

 

The beer flows through the copper and into the tap for you to enjoy!

The beer flows through the copper and into the tap for you to enjoy!

 

Inside the Hertog Jan Proeverij

Inside the Hertog Jan Proeverij

 

We walked back through the village and the houses were all so beautiful!

We walked back through the village and the houses were all so beautiful!

 

Houses in the village

Houses in the village

 

Houses in the village

Houses in the village

 

Houses in the village

Houses in the village

 

Last stop is at a Limburg bakery for the famous Limburgse Vlaai to bring back for Koen!

Last stop is at a Limburg bakery for the famous Limburgse Vlaai to bring back for Koen!

 

Limburgse Vlaai - we bought cherry because it's Koen's favorite!

Limburgse Vlaai – we bought cherry because it’s Koen’s favorite!

 

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