‘In the footsteps of Margareta’ is a handy brochure outlining walks leading to highlights from the fifteenth century when Mechelen came under the rule of the Dukes of Burgundy. You have three circular walks of different lengths to choose from, depending on your degree of interest and the time you have available.
What is Beer in Women’s Hands?
Do you know that feeling when the waiter stares at you in disbelief because you, a woman, have just had the temerity to order a beer? For decades, the popular belief was that beer was only brewed by and for men. History reveals, however, that women produced and sold most of the ale. In the Middle Ages, for example, the beguines of Mechelen used to brew beer in the place where you now find the city’s brewery, Het Anker.
Immerse yourself in (beer) history with “Beer in Women’s Hands” and combine your visit to Mechelen with some stylish beer tastings in various locations around the the city centre. Sample various Belgian regional beers in elegant glasses, try some beer cheese, beer chocolate or beer ice-cream and enjoy a culinary experience by pairing beers with various tasty dishes.