Beer and Waffle Lovers' Tour of Antwerp
- Duvel brewery tour: Learn all about the brewing process on this guided tour through one of Belgium's top breweries.
- Beer tasting: After a demonstration on the proper way to pour a Duvel, sit back and enjoy a taste of these popular blonde ales.
- Waffles in the city center: Top off your tour with the national snack and your choice of toppings – chocolate, whipped cream, strawberries, bananas ... go nuts.
About this Antwerp tour
If there's two things Belgians like, it's beer and waffles – sometimes at the same time. You can treat yourself to both on this GoBe tour, starting at the Duvel brewery.
Founded in 1871, Moortgat Brewery was soon producing some of the best beers in Belgium – and Belgians are very particular about their beer. When World War I ended, Mr. Moortgat named his top-of-the-line beer "Victory Ale." Not long after, a local shoemaker proclaimed the beer's potent aromas to be "a real duvel." (Meaning "devil" – perhaps he was drinking all night with fellow cobblers, and telling the missus that the devil made him do it.) Inspired, Moortgat re-named the beer – and soon, the brewery. Duvel beer has been bringing out Belgians' devilish side ever since.
On this guided tour, you'll learn everything there is to know about the brewing process, from the right blend of hops to proper pouring. Sit back and savor the results before part two of the tour: waffles!
Antwerp's cityscape is dotted with waffle carts, waffle trucks, and waffle restaurants. Everywhere you look, you'll find waffles. In the city center, you'll quickly understand the appeal as you choose your toppings – berries, bananas, chocolate, ice cream, sugar, whatever strikes your fancy. If you're used to waffles that pop out of a toaster, you won't want to leggo of these.
A handy way to come up with a name
According to legend, a giant named Antigoon lived near the Scheldt River in western Belgium, collecting tolls from anyone looking to cross. If they didn't pay, he'd cut off one of their hands and toss it in the river. A young man named Brabo slew the giant, cut off its hand and tossed it into the river. Hand werpen, meaning "throw a hand" was the result. So give Antwerp a hand for one of the best name origin stories ever.
Arriving by cruise ship? Please exit the port terminal building to meet your guide. Please look for your guide with the displayed logo sign. Staying at a hotel? Be sure to advise us so we can meet you in the lobby.
Remember the Local Currency EUR for those important souvenirs or if you wish to buy another delicious beer or waffle.
This experience is not 100% wheelchair accessible due to the moderate walking involved and the locations visited.
Bus Tour, Walking Tour, Cultural
A Duval Beer
Tour Participation Requirements
This experience is rated moderate. Full participation may require extended periods of walking over even and uneven surfaces, steep terrain and/or water activity in a slight current. There may be steps, inclines, cobblestone surfaces, and extended periods of standing. Participants with physical limitations should take this into account.
Suitable for all ages but if you are under 18 years of age you won't be able to drink beer on this tour. 18 is the legal age to consume beer in Belgium.
Full refunds issued for cancellations made 7 full days prior to the date and time of requested services. Cancellations made within the 7-day and 72-hour window will receive a 50% refund of purchase total. Purchases are non-refundable inside of 72 hours.
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