30/01/2016 – 13/03/2016

Erfgoedbibliotheek Hendrik Conscience


Al enkele maanden werk ik aan een koffiewandeling door Antwerpen. Tijdens de voorbereidingen zag ik dat er een tentoonstelling over koffie ging plaats vinden in de Nottebohmzaal van de Erfgoedbibliotheek. Ik waagde het en vroeg om te gidsen op deze expo en ik werd toegelaten! Het is een interessante tentoonstelling over de koffiebranders en importbedrijven in Antwerpen.

Koffie Nottebohm


Coffee walk Antwerp

Since a few months I’m working on a new tour: a coffee tour in Antwerp. Coffee bars are all around, 90% of the people drink it and Antwerp is the largest port for the storage of coffee. Reading more and more about coffee, I discovered a fascinating world of kings, countries and tales. You can find more about this interesting tour on this site.

In January I saw that there would be an exposition about coffee in the Conscience Library. I asked the organizers if it would be possible to be a guide for this exposition. I thought they would never say yes, but they did! I’m so happy to contribute to this great exhibition and it’s an extra to the coffee walk.


Koffie Nottebohm


Visiting for coffee

In this expo you can learn everything about the coffee roasters in Antwerp. Rombouts, Pelican Rouge, St. Michel are some of the companies that are featured here. There’s also a part for chicory, the substitute for coffee during the world wars.

The expo is a part of ‘Antwerpen Koekenstad‘. Each year they organise a chocolate week and a pastry week and an exposition connected to chocolate and pastries.

Don’t forget to look around! The exposition is located in the Nottebohm Room of the Hendrik Conscience Heritage Library. This is a hidden gem which is only opened for expositions or heritage days.

Tuesday – Sunday 13:00 – 17:00

More info on the website of the Hendrik Conscience Heritage Library.