Fall in love with our charming and friendly city. Surprising, authentic.
That pretty much sums up Mechelen!

Mechelen is situated in the heart of Flanders, midway between Brussels and Antwerp. Whether you are travelling by train, car, or plane, you’ll find that getting to Mechelen is easy. What’s more, once you’re in the city, you’ll realise that you can easily walk from the centre to the beguinage or the green fringe in no time at all. We bet you’ll love Mechelen’s human scale!  


About Mechelen



Stroll from one sight to another attraction. All the city’s highlights are within walking distance of each other. Take your time to look around as you walk. Historic buildings and narrow streets will take you on a journey back in time. Get a taste of Mechelen in the city’s many quaint pubs and restaurants. You won’t feel rushed because the city centre is largely car-free. The people of Mechelen are always friendly and will gladly share their insights.

City trip


Immerse yourself in the city’s history and combine your visit with plenty of activities that will appeal to the entire family. Visit one of the largest toy museums in Europe, conduct experiments in Technopolis, take a walk with the penguins in Planckendael or explore some of Mechelen’s beauty spots during a children’s scavenger hunt. Then head over to one of the many child-friendly hotels and restaurants where you and your kids will be treated like royals and end your visit with a family portrait on top of St. Rumbold’s Tower!

More Mechelen

Press and Trade
Visit Mechelen helps journalists finds new and original perspectives. Our team knows Mechelen inside and out and loves sharing this knowledge with you. We also develop travel programmes and provide promotional material. You’ve come to the right place if you are looking for professional and tailor-made advice.
Contact our team: Press and Trade

Individual visitors
Feel like visiting Mechelen? In group, with your family or friends? What are you waiting for? Start your city trip here: www.visit.mechelen.be

Thinking about a day trip with your association, group or school… Mechelen has a wide range of group activities you can choose from. See what's available: Groups

Contact our team

Do you have questions about this publication? Then use the form below to drop us a line. We will contact you as soon as possible.
Please enter your name
Please enter a correct e-mail address
Please enter a comment
Thank you! Your message has been sent.
Something went wrong while submitting the form. Try again.

Share Mechelen

Forward this page by e-mail or share it directly on social media.

Search Mechelen

Looking for something dazzling? Something vibrant or active? Find out what Mechelen has in store for you.
Minimal length to search is 3 characters