Nice location. 15 min cycling from Tilburg central station. Tour is interresting and we had a funny tourguide. Proeflokaal is nice and New with al the.La Trappe beers and the most recent oak aged. Good kitchen.
The monastery is located in the southeast of Tilburg and can be reached by bus 141 from central station in a few minutes or by 45 minutes of walking. The clean, rather large restaurant offers all regularly available beers from La Trappe including at least the most recent batch of the Oak Aged Quadrupel. The prices for those were quite high considering that we are right at the source. The menu offers lots of dishes made with beer or ingredients that were made with beer, especially their own cheese. The prices for those were still reasonable, although not cheap either. The service was very quick, attentive and friendly. If the weather allows for it, make sure to sit on the patio and enjoy the peaceful atmosphere. At the shop, you can by all of their beers, and the price for the Oak Aged version is at least a lot lower than in most shops in Holland. Apart from the beer, there is also the possibility to buy cheese, books and other stuff. Unfortunately you cannot visit the brewery or other parts of the monastery on your own, you need to take part in the guided tour.
Visited the 14th April 2016 during Roadburn Festival - This place near to Tilburg is a standard monastic beer place, as In de Vrede can be for Westvleteren beers. Really modern building, clear and clean with a terrace to enjoy the sun in summer. Beer selection is only La Trappe, normal for the place. Food is good and for a smart price as the Beers. Service is efficient and smart. Recommended if you are in the area.
visited on a sunday at noon, it was already packed with people waiting at the gate, went to the shop first to pick up some quadrupel oak age, prices are good, service is great, went to check out the menu prices looked good, selection was decent, will visit again if i have more time.
Voor de 2e keer op de abdij O.L.V. De Koningshoeven. Prachtige locatie in bosrijk gebied aan de rand van Tilburg. Leuke en informatieve rondleiding door de brouwerij, met aansluitend een indrukwekkende film over het kloosterleven. Het proeflokaal is zeer fraai met alle reguliere La Trappe bieren op tap, en de Oak Aged versies op fles van beschikbare batch. De menukaart is niet heel uitgebreid, maar het geserveerde eten is overheerlijk, en past perfect bij de La Trappe bieren. Het personeel is vriendelijk en behulpzaam. Een brouwerij en/of proeflokaal bezoek is een echte aanrader!
Stopped in here as the end of the beercycling tour. As it is a monastery, it is located on the grounds of a huge church. In spite of that, it seems to be a huge tourist attraction. We were here on a Sunday, and there was a huge amount of people. There was also a bit of a farmers market happening. Iím not sure if this is something that happens every sunday, but it was very cool. All the beers offered are La Trappe beers. We had a small tasting of four of their beers. Surprisingly, I like the beers better at home than at the source. Along with their restaurant, there is also a shop on the grounds that you could buy bottles, and other La Trappe related merchandise.
Worth visiting, even if itís not on the way, just to witness this gigantic abbey, in which the very monks produce so many different trappist products, from bread to chocolate to (of course) beers. Stroll around the gardens and park and sup in the cafť, you wonít regret it.