Things to see and do - Mechlin
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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 the nave, and houses two carillons. Its wonderful proportions with powerful but light vertical lines so impressed Vauban that he called it the Eighth Wonder of the World. The harmonious cathed..
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 ..
Vismarkt 14 B - 2800 MECHELEN
Mercure Mechelen Vé is situated in a fish smokehouse dating from 1923. The hotel has 42 rooms and disposes of a Wellness as from May 1st. The hotels design seamlessly combines the buildings historic elements with modern architecture and contemporary ..
Van Beethovenstraat 1 B - 2800 MECHELEN
The Novotel Mechelen Centrum is a 4 star hotel located in the city center of Mechelen, in the lively district of the Fish Market, right next to the river Dijle. The hotel is completely non-smoking and offers 122 comfortable rooms, a bar-brasserie and..
Muntstraat 11 B - 2800 Mechelen
In the centre of Mechelen, design hotel VixX offers luxurious and spacious suites with free Wi-Fi, a flat-screen TV, and bathroom with bath and rain shower. Mechelen train station is 1 km away. Each suite has a parquet floor and is furnished with t..
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.
Guido Gezellelaan 49 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!
Van Beethovenstraat 1 B - 2800 Mechelen
Brusselsesteenweg 2 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.