The familiar flavour of its Pilsner, the iconic swing-top bottle and its own distinctive adverts, Grolsch has been demonstrating its own, independent vision of beer for almost four centuries. If you want to discover more about Grolsch, Enschede is the place to be. 


The Grolsch Brewery Tour covers everything: Grolsch's rich history, craftsmanship and the brewing and bottling processes. And naturally, you will have plenty of opportunities to sample various Grolsch beer brands. If you are looking for a fun and informative day out, and you’re older than 18, why not book a place on the Grolsch Brewery Tour?

Young people from 12 to 18 years old are welcome under the guidance of an adult.


In our Webshop you will find all the items we also well in our Grolsch Shop near the Reception Center. The Grolsch Shop is opened from Wednesday till Friday when there are excursions. Our Webshop is always open, so go take a look!

Book your brewery tour here


The brewery is open for tours from Wednesday to Friday (except on public holidays). The Brewery Tours on Mondays and Tuesdays are only available upon request, with a minimum group size of 10 persons. If you would like to make a tour on a Monday or Tuesday, please contact our Reception Center by telephone.


Tour Times:

  • 09.30 a.m. to 12 noon
  • 1.30 p.m. to 4 p.m.
  • 5 p.m. to 7.30 p.m. (except for Friday evening)

The entrance fee for the Brewery Tour is €15,- per person. For young people from 12 to 18 years old, a discount of €2,50 p.p. is applicable. Brewery Tours for Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays can be booked online, but they can also be ordered by telephone. For the tours on Mondays and Tuesdays, you would have to contact Grolsch's Reception Center by telephone on +31(0)53 48 33 290. 

More information about the Brewery Tour is available on our website

If you have a special requests, please feel free to contact Grolsch's Reception Center on +31(0)53 48 33 290.

Exposition Grolsch Living History

Come with us to the attic of a farmhouse somewhere in the Achterhoek countryside. From top to bottom, every available centimeter is occupied by Grolsch bottles, beer mats, tap accessories, posters, glasses, signs. You name it, it's here. This is the extensive and impressive collection of Mr Jan Bannink. He was a fervent collector of Grolsch articles and a former board member of the Grolsch Collectors' Guild.


Above the entrance to the brewery, Grolsch has set up an exhibition space that acts as a permanent home for Mr Bannink's collection. Over more than 25 years, Mr Bannink gathered together an impressive collection of Grolsch articles. Because the brewer considers it so important to ensure that its history is accessible and remains that way, the exhibition is open to the public.

The Grolsch Living History Exhibition is open to the public during office hours from Monday to Friday. Entry is free of charge. For more information call +31(0)53 48 33 290.

Study material

On this website you will find all information about Grolsch. Besides information about our beer portfolio, you can find everything about our SCSR policy, Grolsch's methods and of course the latest news. The information on this site is up to date and we therefore do not provide further study materials. For more information, visit or our global website or follow us on our social media channels.





Brewing beer is a 100% natural process. What the basic recipe is, of course, remains secret, but Grolsch works with two kinds of hops that Grolsch gives its own taste. Of course, the ingredients are of the highest quality and the brewing process is perfectly checked.



Hop provides the aroma and the bitter taste of our beer. It is a climber of which only the flowers of the female hop plant are used for brewing beer. In the past, hop was added to beer as a preservative, but today it is added to taste.


Beer consists of more than 90% water. Good water is essential for a good quality of beer. During the construction of the new Grolsch brewery in 2004, a seven kilometer long water pipeline was built for the original water sources in the Northern part of Enschede. This is done to use the same water for our beer.



Barley is a grain and belongs to the grass family. Germinating barley grains (barley malt) are the main raw material for beer.Not all barley can be used for beer. Brew barley contains many starches and few proteins. You can also use other cereals for brewing beer. For example, wheat is an important ingredient of Weizen beers.


Yeast causes the sugars to be converted into alcohol during the brewing process. Grolsch uses her own yeast because every yeast strain has its own character and greatly influences the taste of the beer. There are two types of yeast in the base: above fermentation and low fermentation. Above fermentation occurs at temperatures between 15 and 25 degrees. Below fermentation takes place at temperatures between 4 and 15 degrees.