A taste of the Kempen region

The Antwerp Kempen region is delicious. Just how delicious? You can find that out for yourself.

Enjoy the culinary delights the region has to offer, a special treat in every season.

Winter: After a brisk walk or bike ride in the beautiful Kempen region, warm up with hearty stews and spicy hot drinks, prepared with local meat and winter vegetables.

Visit culinary hotspots such as La Belle in Geel for a star experience or enjoy food sharing in a casual atmosphere at KAN10 in Kasterlee. Coffee lovers will find coffee bars such as Het Rijk der Zinnen in Westerlo, where you can enjoy speciality coffees.

Treat the kids to a creamy farmhouse ice cream, take a break during your bike ride for a fresh abbey beer at the Westmalle Trappist Abbey, or surprise your sweetheart with a culinary weekend treat at one of the many charming eateries.

Continue by feasting on spicy goat cheese, oven-fresh mill bread, gin in a smuggler’s clog, fruity white wine and superior quality caviar. And for the sweet tooth? Irresistible desserts with Hoogstraat strawberries, delicious Lierse vlaaikes and funny biscuits with coffee: what about a heart from Geel heart  or a trump card from Turnhout?

Spring: Taste fresh asparagus and young goat’s cheese from local farms. Traditionally prepared, these delicacies are perfect for salads or on the side, as a special treat.

Summer: Treat yourself to juicy strawberries from Hoogstraten, as a main ingredient in desserts or as a snack at the markets. Enjoy light, fresh salads with ingredients straight from local growers.

Autumn: Explore game dishes, combining locally caught game with seasonal vegetables. The diversity of mushroom dishes is a reflection of the rich Kempen soil.


The Kempen offers a wealth of culinary experiences that stimulate all the senses. Discover the gastronomic treasures of this beautiful region.

For more information on culinary experiences in the Kempen, visit Kempen.be and spend the night at one of our campsites.


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