The picturesque town of Mechelen, a hidden Flemish gem, sits between Brussels and Antwerp. Students of the world-renowned Carillon bell-ringing school provide an atmospheric soundtrack for sipping coffee at a sidewalk café in one of the town's charming squares. Many pedestrian areas make this a delightful town to promenade about, admiring hundreds of listed buildings and monuments, many dating back to 16th century. Highlights include Gothic and Baroque churches and the famed St Rumbold's Tower.
Restaurants in Mechelen
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With roots going back to 1471, Het Anker is one of Belgium’s oldest Breweries, a harmonious blend of old and new in an authentic, historic building. At the same time, visitors can discover the maturing stocks of Gouden Carolus Single Malt, Belgium’s only brewery whiskey. You can visit the brewery as a group or on one of the guided tours: a) Groups of minimum 10 and maximum 25 people upon reservation. b) Guided tours, every Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 11am; up to 4 persons you do not need to book in advance. Price: €7,20 per person, which includes the guided tour and a tasting of2 Gouden Carolus beers.
in this family brewery the make one of the best beers in the world, Carolus Classic. For those who love dark beer this is it. Also blonde and amber beers are available. In the bar annex restaurant you can have nice meals acompanied with all the beers they produce in the on-site brewery. I highly recommend this place for lunch and dinner.
4.5 based on 385 reviews
Very interesting museum about the holocaust and human rights. Has regularly special temporary exhibits. We had a very good guide who gave us a lot of insight in the events that led to the second WW and the holocaust.
You also have a very nice view over Mechelen from the Terrace on the top floor.
4.5 based on 146 reviews
This botanical garden is about a 15-20 minute walk from the Mechelen’s town square, but well worth the excursion. The park is beautiful and well maintained. On weekends it can get a bit crowded. Despite this possibility there are many quiet and less-crowded areas in the park.
4.5 based on 176 reviews
Although not located on the Grote Markt, you have a good view of the St Rombouts Cathedral and especially the tower from the square. The square also houses quite a few old and pittoresque buildings, well worth seeing. Quite a few of them now house restaurants. The other side of the Cathedral is the rather strange looking town hall, part of which is richly decorated and has an arcade on its side, with in the middle what must be the shortest belfry in Flandres. The remaining part is quite sober. The information centre is next to the town hall in Hallestraat, so a great place to start your tour of Mechelen (tip buy a little booklet with 3 self-guided walks).
4.5 based on 912 reviews
It's always good to go back to Planckedael, because I have the feeling that the animals are very happy and in their comfortzone over there.
I try to visit Planckendael at least once a year. I went there ith my small children and still go there with them now they're adults.
4.5 based on 277 reviews
This little wooden path allows you to see another side of Mechelen. It takes you away from the beautiful, yet somewhat bombastic, facades and literally takes you to the back side. It is really cosy at night. Some (younger) people actually use the path to sit on and enjoy drinks with friends at night. In the daytime it is both a short-cut and a relaxing walk.
4.5 based on 313 reviews
I visited Technopolis with my kids on several occasions and it has always been a great experience! They can test and 'live' the different ins and outs of physics and chemistry.Hello Thank you very much for your reaction, it's always nice to read that you had a wonderfull time here, See you soon again !
4 based on 165 reviews
Lots of shops. Some very good beer, scotch and brandy shops. Lots of nice places to eat at nearby. Some you need to book in the evenings. People all round here are friendly.
4.5 based on 30 reviews
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