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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).

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Tourist attractions Mechlin : Things to see and do

  • Cathedral of St Rumbold Recommended Recommended

    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..

  • Planckendael Zoological Park Recommended Recommended

    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 Interesting

    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 ..

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Hotels Mechlin

  • Novotel Mechelen Centrum Four stars Four stars Four stars Four stars

    Van Beethovenstraat 1 B - 2800 MECHELEN

    Prix Prices from : 75 €

    Settle in to 4-star comfort at Novotel Mechelen Centrum hotel, a 5-minute walk from the medieval city centre. Wood furnishings, subdued colours and sleek design make your room a serene haven. Full-length windows let the sun shine in at the lavish hot..

  • Hotel 3 Paardekens

    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 l'Artista restaurant is lo..

  • Holiday Inn Express Mechelen City Centre

    Veemarkt 37 C B - 2800 Mechelen

    The Holiday Inn Express Mechelen City Centre offers a comfortable base, right in the centre of this cultural city. Wake up every morning with a free continental breakfast in the Great Room. Enjoy elegant guest rooms at competitive rates in the very ..

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Restaurants Mechlin

  • Madrid Madrid Quite comfortable restaurant 

    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.

  • Gulden Anker Restaurant within a Michelin recommended hotel (or restaurant) 

    Brusselsesteenweg 2 B - 2800 Mechelen

  • 't Witte Goud Comfortable restaurant 

    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 are delicious!

  • M-Eatery Quite comfortable restaurant 

    Koning Albertplein 8 B - 2800 Mechelen

    'Eat meat' could well be the motto of this welcoming restaurant. Whatever its origin or period of maturing, the meat is always cooked to perfection thanks to the clever use of a charcoal Josper oven. Non meat-eaters will be happy to learn that the ch..

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