Royal Swinkels started out as an independent business over 350 years ago, and we are equally independent as a large global company today. Being a family business, one of our core characteristics is that long-term thinking is anchored within our company culture. We think in terms of generations rather than years.

That is why we make well-considered choices when growing sustainably through expansion and acquisition, using our pioneering spirit as a compass. The craftsmanship and intuition required to brew authentic beers of the highest quality have been passed down through seven generations. All of our people are still inspired by the same passion: to pass a flourishing business on to the next generation.

Our original brewery opens its doors


This year marks the first appearance of brewery 'De Kerkdijk' in our archives.