About Taste The City

Taste The City is the passion of Erwin Liekens. As an Antwerp city guide, true bon vivant, and certified beer connoisseur, he started offering flavorful city walks in Antwerp at the end of 2015. This exclusive concept immediately gained success, leading him to quickly seek reinforcements with additional guides. Erwin remains the driving force behind Taste Antwerp. He continuously explores new cities and culinary perspectives to expand the offerings. The Taste Antwerp team now comprises 25 enthusiastic guides, and we are active in three cities: Antwerp, Brussels, and Munich. But rest assured, our story keeps growing...

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Back to his roots

Immediately after his student days, Erwin Liekens, a native of Antwerp, ventured abroad, working as a tour guide for a large tour operator. After a sunny stay in Turkey, Greece, and Tenerife, he decided to return to his roots in Antwerp. He took a guide course and worked as a guide in his free time at the Fort of Breendonk.

As a true Antwerp local, he increasingly conducted tours in the city. By merging his passion for Antwerp with his interest in Flemish regional cuisine, the concept of 'flavorful city walks' gradually emerged. The initial guests responded with overwhelming enthusiasm, marking the definitive departure of Taste Antwerp.

Taste The City provided us with a 'different' city tour featuring a fantastic guide—what an amazing day!
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After a while, Erwin felt the itch for a new adventure. In 2018, he headed to Munich. This city boasts a strong beer culture, a distinctive local cuisine, and hosts Oktoberfest, the world's largest beer festival. An ideal location for a new chapter in the Taste Antwerp story.

Munich is the first non-Belgian city in the offerings, but it certainly won't be the last. However, if you ask Erwin about the next one, he'll probably tell you he doesn't know yet.

What do previous participants say?

This is an activity you must do when you're in Antwerp. Erwin is the best guide I've ever had on a tour. He has a passion for his work and is a great storyteller. We tasted a lot of beers and visited nice spots in Antwerp that we would never find ourselves. 10/10! Great value for your money.

Wow! What a fun tour this is. Erwin is a fantastic guide. Clear, approachable, and pleasant. In an enthusiastic and informative manner, he tells you about beers and beer culture, but also stops at other places in the city, providing background information. Highly recommended!

I participated in a multicultural tasting tour in Antwerp in October, and I am very satisfied. The tour focused on the less touristy multicultural neighborhoods of the city, providing an alternative and enjoyable perspective on these often forgotten and/or maligned districts. Our guide was very engaging and enthusiastic, without delving into endless details. The history of the city and migration flows were succinctly and clearly described. The snacks themselves were of high quality and delicious. In short, in terms of price and quality, it's definitely recommended!

Erwin is amazing! He's been doing this for a long time, so he has a vast knowledge and is an excellent guide. I highly recommend this tour.

We had the pleasure of taking a beer tour in Brussels with our local guide Erwin, and it was a fantastic experience! Our guide was extremely friendly and had an impressive knowledge of Belgian beer culture. He took us to the best breweries and bars in the city, providing detailed explanations of different beer styles and their history. His passion for beer was contagious and made the tour truly unforgettable. Moreover, he went the extra mile by giving us tips on where to spend our evening and recommending other great bars in the area. We greatly appreciated his additional efforts, making our time in Brussels even more enjoyable. We highly recommend this tour and our guide!