Things to see and do - Mechlin
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Mechlin Travel guide
Mechlin : Michelin's recommendations
Numerous palaces, monuments and historic houses lining the squares and quaysides of the River Dijle bear witness to Mechelen’s rich past. Its historic centre is dominated by the St Rombout Tower with its famous bells. The traditional industry of tapestry manufacture remains alive and well here, and Mechelen is also an important furniture-making centre, although brewing is the real epicentre of commercial life. The area is also renowned for market gardening activities (asparagus, endives).
Tourist attractions Mechlin : Things to see and do
Onder den Toren B - 2800 Mechelen
This Gothic building has an outstanding tower (as wide as its nave) housing two carillons, of wonderful proportions with powerful yet light vertical lines. The harmonious cathedral interior is surprisingly large. Among the many works of art, note the..
chaussée de Leuven 582 B - 2812 Muizen
This vast garden planted with flowers and fine trees is home to over 1 000 animals. Note the rare or endangered species, tropical bird aviaries and lakes with many water fowl.
Grote-Markt B - 2800 Mechelen
The Grand-Place is overlooked by the cathedral tower in the north-west and lined by fine 16C, 17C, and 18C façades with crow-stepped or scrolled gables. The Town Hall buildings of the Grand Council Hall, Aldermen's House and Post Office stand on the ..
Begijnenstraat 3 B - 2800 Mechelen
Located in the city centre of Mechelen, Hotel 3 Paardekens features a roof-top terrace, from which you have a unique view on Saint Rumbold's Cathedral. Free low-speed WiFi and a breakfast buffet are provided for guests. The modern rooms of Hotel 3 P..
Wollemarkt 16 B - 2800 Mechelen
The hotel “Den Wolsack” is situated in a beautiful renovated neoclassical building, in the very heart of Mechelen's city centre at the foot of St.-Rombouts Cathedral. Its central location makes "Den Wolsack" attractive for business people, ..
Stassartstraat 26-28 B - 2800 Mechelen
Hotel Elisabeth is located in the centre of Mechelen, a 5-minute walk from St Rumbolds Cathedral and 1700 metres from Mechelen Train Station. This hotel features a bar, free WiFi, a terrace and a library. Rooms here will provide you with a flat-scre..
Lange Schipstraat 4 B - 2800 Mechelen
A southern haven in the heart of this Belgian stronghold. Spanish classics take pride of place on the menu and are served in a warm, pleasant decor. Ask for a table near the window and enjoy the view of the Dyle.
Van Beethovenstraat 1 B - 2800 Mechelen
Guido Gezellelaan 49 B - 2800 Mechelen
Grote Markt 19 B - 2800 Mechelen
In this building dating back to 1902, two brothers and their wives offer traditional cuisine. There is a period decor of caisson ceilings, marble fireplaces, crystal chandeliers and Belgian Malinois furniture.
Brusselsesteenweg 2 B - 2800 Mechelen
Dorpstraat 5 B - 2811 Leest
't Witte Goud, or 'white gold', refers not only to the region's asparagus and hop shoots, but also to the culinary talents of Bruno Iwens. His up-to-date seasonal creations include dishes such as quail over pineapple carpaccio. Delicious!