Discover the rich Dutch beer culture

The question often asked will be: is it true that Holland had a more important beer culture in the Medieval time then Belgium and Germany?

Discover this during a three-hour BeerWalk through the historic Dutch beer cities. Come and enjoy the beer and brewing culture in Medieval Dutch beer cities.

During each BeerWalk, every participant is immersed in the city’s history combined with countless beer and brewery stories that are intertwined with it. With lots of stories about local pub life, the beers that people used to drink and numerous details that will make you look at the historic city differently. Along the way, you visit the coolest and most wonderful beer bars of the city, while enjoying forgotten places in the lost corners of town.

Taste the exquisite Dutch beers while enjoying a good beer story, and discover the richness of the current Dutch beer culture. Very rich, and without a doubt the best ones out of the Middle Ages. With beer brands such as Val, Knol, Kuit, Ysrahel, and Pharao. And what were Koningsbier, Kluun, Raaf and Mol kind for beers? Was the Dutch Princessebier indeed a forerunner of the popular British IPA; India Pale Ale? In every CityBeerWalk town you will discover an extra ordinary or special beer type or a beer that was so exceptional, that it was sold far beyond the national borders.

The professional Beer Guide will show you the sometimes somewhat stubborn and often mysterious medieval city in its own grandeur. A discovery tour with lots of beer experiences along beer quays, beer squares, beer houses, beer gardens and (of course not to be missed) beer breweries.

Out of love for the city, out of love for craft beer

The fascinating and informative Beer Walks we offer – as – in Dutch cities as Breda, Dordrecht, Nijmegen, ‘s-Hertogenbosch and Middelburg, are bound to enhance the revaluation of local historical beer and brewing heritage. When people don’t know the local beer history anymore, when there is no one that can tell the story of the local beer and brewing culture, local culture and history starts to lose value. Memories caught in oblivion, and historical facts lost forever.

After all, history repeats itself over and over again, as does beer history. It is Winston Churchill who said: “The further we look back in history, the better we can describe our future.” Even now, we can not only enjoy the past, but also learn from it. Many of us want to reinvent the wheel over and over again. It is not different with beer, we notice it again and again, but totally unnecessary. After all, even subcultures are absorbed by becoming mainstream and repackaged again and again, after which the subcultures detach and dissolve into a larger whole. Where even trendsetters – yes, even in a beer country as the Netherlands – are encapsulated within the mainstream, authenticity and craft will be celebrated.

Beer is and was not only the local social lubricant, it was so much more than that. Beer tells the history of the villages, cities, regions and of mankind. If the beer culture is forgotten, we lose the historical context and connection. If important brewery properties and heritage no longer matter, and lose their historical significance, the historical connection with beer as a key economic item is lost, brewing and beer are no longer placed in the right kind of context. It has to remind you of how, in medieval times, epidemics and pandemics, and public health in general were secured by beer, humanity was saved, as it were, by beer. Remember the economic prosperity that beer brought to many cities, so that even today many beautiful buildings can contribute to the local brewery, or pub culture.

CityBeerWalk carries out a conscientious management of the fragile beer culture and beer history, by using intelligent presentation and professional guidance – without all the Ꞌwhite noiseꞋ caused by rioting bachelors on giant beer bikes in the historic city centers – of what has arisen in the historical beer cities over the last decades. Against the tides, against the zeitgeist, because many will find the story to modest. However, if we are not careful, much is lost, pretty soon there will be no (beer) story to tell anymore.

Beer: source of civilization, culture, and social lubricantl

We must protect with all our that is within us, and all that is dear to us, to defend that the trivial and tangible beer heritage will not fade away. In doing so, coping with political pressure, which often only wants mass culture for the masses, preferably as commercially as possible so that not too much money flows into culture. Every generation must be won over to our great urban Beer History and  Beer Culture, with a capital B – of Beer. You need to know your now to plan your future filled with new visions and ambitions.