There is always something going in Mechelen. Cool pubs, unique shops, artisan products, design shops… Mechelen has it all and what’s more, you’re just a short walk or bike trip away from nature. 

The young crowd in Mechelen usually hangs out in Vismarkt. Score a seat on one of the many terraces and enjoy some good people watching. Most people are on their way to the many unique design shops, cool coffee shops or shops in busy Onze-Lieve-Vrouwestraat and the streets around it. Hungry? Pop into one of the nice restaurants in the city centre.


Cool and fun places to see and be seen  

Mechelen’s bustling shopping streets are a great place to walk. De Bruul, IJzerenleen, Onze-Lieve-Vrouwestraat and the surrounding streets have plenty to offer, from large chains to small boutiques and several speciality shops. And what’s more, everything is within easy walking distance. Retro, design, artisan products and fun gifts: this city really has something for everyone. Mechelen suits you!


Carefree shoppen

Why not explore Mechelen from the water? The floating Dijle path winds its way along the charming houses along the river. At night, when the river is at its most beautiful and the city lights gently twinkle, the Dijle path is the perfect place for a surprising walk along the water. Or why not enjoy a relaxing boat or SUP tour on the Inner Dijle?


Mechelen Dijle City

Do you like to alternate a walk around the city with a breath of fresh air? Hop on a bike or enjoy a hike? Mechelen combines the best of both worlds. Winding rivers and lakes encircle our picturesque city. Enjoy the parks and nature areas in and around the city centre, where you’ll run into lots of Mechelen families. Or why not roam around Mechelen’s green fringe? Spend time enjoying nature’s magnificence in astonishingly lovely places such as Vrijbroek Park and Mechels Broek.


Into nature