Beer has been the most popular alcoholic beverage in these parts of the world for a few thousand years. But how is it brewed? What exactly is malt and why is yeast so important? You can find out all about it when you visit De Boom National Beer Museum in Alkmaar. This unique museum – appropriately housed in a former brewery – introduces you to the tools, equipment and machines which have played a key role in the production of this ‘golden brew’ in the past two centuries.