brewery Breda 2005
you think you've seen the best abandoned places, and even to continue
on your adventures can't help to equal those most precious experiences.
At that time it's the greatest when such an idea is taken down by
paying a visit to another fantastic place. Thanks to Fleur van Zuilen
from Breda we had a similar experience in the last weekend of oktober.
Her tip: the abandoned Oranjeboom brewery in Breda in the Netherlands.
The adventure in the former brewery was one of the greatest untill
now. Just when we thought we had seen it all, we discovered new
spaces, new possibilities, a beer tasting room, a recreation area
including a fireplace and stage, and finally the undisputed highlight:
an area with the old copper kettles in wich they used to brew the
It must have been a great deception for all 334 employees who lost
their job. On thursdaymorning the 29th of April 2004 the beerproduction
once and for all was terminated. Exactly at 10.27 p.m. the last
bottle was bottled and the filling installation 'Column 6' was shut
down. This ended 376 years of brewing tradition, formerly ended
on the first of July 2004. From that moment on nine other breweries
in Holland, Belgium, Luxemburg, Germany and Great Brittain took
over the production. In Breda only the head-office for Holland (220
emplyees), a liquor wholesaler's and a servicedepartement catering
technique remained. The bottle-filling line moved to Russia and
the Ukraine. Thank you Fleur for this magnificent discovery!
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