Who is your guide Karin?
As a young girl, I came from a small town in the Kempen to the big city of Antwerp to study. A new world opened for me, I got chances, I got to know the city from the inside out, ... in short, I fell in love with Antwerp! Since then my love for Antwerp has only increased: I moved to the city, I came to live and enjoy it!
But the Kempen is in my DNA. People from the Kempen recognize each other by their language, the words, the dialect. Even though I have been living in Antwerp for a while, I am proud of my birthplace. A little nostalgia for the countryside, experiencing nature, the authenticity of the people, ... have ensured that I never completely left Turnhout.
In 2016 I followed the training for tour guides, so I finally can turn my passion into my profession. In 2018, I became city guide Turnhout. In September 2020, I started training as a city guide in Antwerp. My dream has finally become reality: In addition to my career in education, I am now an independent tour guide in both Antwerp and Turnhout.
My tours are not boring history lessons, but interactive, from the world of the visitor. With stories and anecdotes, I try to transform every walk into a real experience.
My enthusiasm, passion and customer-friendliness are my greatest assets in both the preparation and the touring itself. My visitors have an active role, so no two walks are the same.
My greatest wish is that your visit to Antwerp or Turnhout becomes a lasting memory, where you have learned something new, a wow moment!