Unmissable tourist sites
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 , no..
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..
Ijzerenleen B - 2800 Mechelen
This long market square is named after the wrought-iron balustrades that protected the old 16C canal and is lined with beautifully restored façades.
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..
Begijnenstraat 3 B - 2800 Mechelen
This renewed hotel is located in the city centre of Mechelen. From the roof terrace, you have a unique view on the Rombouts Cathedral. The modern rooms of Hotel 3 Paardekens are soundproofed and offer a private bathroom. You can have breakfast on th..
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, ..
Guido Gezellelaan 49 B - 2800 Mechelen
Van Beethovenstraat 1 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.
Korenmarkt 19 B - 2800 Mechelen
This restaurant has a warm, modern decor and an innate sense of hospitality. The excellent products are prepared in an innovative or more traditional fashion. Good wine suggestions by the owner. Give in to the tempting menu!
Goswin De Stassartstraat 60 B - 2800 Mechelen
Just the kind of restaurant you would expect in Mechelen: no fuss, amusing and it packs a punch - in the dining room and kitchen. The seemingly classic cuisine actually features dishes reinterpreted with a creative touch. Very popular with locals, so..
Brusselsesteenweg 2 B - 2800 Mechelen
Whoever casts anchor here can expect cooking that blends classic French recipes and local specialities. For large and small crews.