She is subtly present at the Abbey of Our Lady of Koningshoeven in Berkel-Enschot, the scent of hops, yeast and malt. Trappist beer has been brewed here since 1884. The monks of the abbey are the origin of this beer. They are popularly called 'Trappists', after the origin of their order: the French Soligny-La-Trappe. This order is characterized by austerity, silence and the duty of charity.
At the end of the 19th century, a small group of Trappist monks fled from France to Berkel-Enschot. There, in the heart of Brabant, they found a piece of heather with some hooves and a sheepfold. They embraced this former country residence of King Willem II - the Koningshoeven - as their new home. They founded their monastery there and decided to brew beer. To this day, they fill their lives here with prayer and work, in peace and quiet.
De Koningshoeven became the cradle of La Trappe Trappist. Here, within the abbey walls, Bierbrouwerij de Koningshoeven produces Dutch Trappist beer. Still under the supervision and responsibility of the monks and still based on the inner conviction 'to do good': part of the proceeds go to charities. These original principles give La Trappe Trappist the exclusive label 'Authentic Trappist Product' from the International Trappist Association.
La Trappe Trappist is pure, honest, Dutch beer. If you taste good, you will discover what pleasure is, and discover the most important ingredient that is inextricably linked to the monks: silence.