Guidebook for Mechelen

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Guidebook for Mechelen

Food Scene

This place offers great world kitchen food. The menu is changing every month.
ViaVia Joker Reiscafé Mechelen
This place offers great world kitchen food. The menu is changing every month.
Meatery offers specialty steaks from Wagyu to dry aged Belgian Blue. Fantastic place for meat lovers, a no-no for vegetarians :). Too us it one of the best looking restaurants in town!
Dansstudio Dansparant VZW
98 Leopoldstraat
Meatery offers specialty steaks from Wagyu to dry aged Belgian Blue. Fantastic place for meat lovers, a no-no for vegetarians :). Too us it one of the best looking restaurants in town!

Sightseeing

The 'Kruidtuin' is just a minute walk away and offers a great haven of rest in the city. We sometimes spend our Saturday afternoons here reading a book.
Kruidtuin
The 'Kruidtuin' is just a minute walk away and offers a great haven of rest in the city. We sometimes spend our Saturday afternoons here reading a book.
Brewery 'Het Anker' produces the famous 'Gouden Carolus', voted as the world's best brown beer of 2013. They started in 2014 with distilling a great Wiskey,a Belgian primeur.
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Het Anker
49 Guido Gezellelaan
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Brewery 'Het Anker' produces the famous 'Gouden Carolus', voted as the world's best brown beer of 2013. They started in 2014 with distilling a great Wiskey,a Belgian primeur.
Feel like walking back in the Medieval times by walking through the beguinages.
Klein Begijnhof
Feel like walking back in the Medieval times by walking through the beguinages.
Built in the 14th century, it is THE landmark of Mechelen. Don't hesitate to climb the 97m high tower. On a clear day, you can see the atomium in Brussels and the OLV Cathedral in Antwerp. 7 EUR pp
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Saint Rumbold's Cathedral
12 Onder-den-Toren
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Built in the 14th century, it is THE landmark of Mechelen. Don't hesitate to climb the 97m high tower. On a clear day, you can see the atomium in Brussels and the OLV Cathedral in Antwerp. 7 EUR pp
The 'Grote Markt' is the central marketplace of Mechelen.
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Grote Markt
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The 'Grote Markt' is the central marketplace of Mechelen.

Everything Else

Free parking during the weekend. On a weekday you pay 3 euros a day to park your car.
Thomas More Mechelen - Campus De Vest
60 Zandpoortvest
Free parking during the weekend. On a weekday you pay 3 euros a day to park your car.

Shopping

The Bruul is THE shopping street of Mechelen, and even has its spot on the Belgian version of Monopoly. The shopping street is just a 5-minute walk away through the parc.
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Bruul
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The Bruul is THE shopping street of Mechelen, and even has its spot on the Belgian version of Monopoly. The shopping street is just a 5-minute walk away through the parc.

Drinks & Nightlife

The Fish Market is the place to have a drink (read Belgian beer).
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Vismarkt
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The Fish Market is the place to have a drink (read Belgian beer).

Arts & Culture

The toy museum is unique in Belgium
Speelgoedmuseum
21 Nekkerspoelstraat
The toy museum is unique in Belgium
Kazerne Dossin was voted as best Museum in Belgium in 2014. It is a former gathering place for jews from where they were transported to the camps. It is now transformed to a WWII museum.
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Kazerne Dossin – Memorial
153 Goswin de Stassartstraat
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Kazerne Dossin was voted as best Museum in Belgium in 2014. It is a former gathering place for jews from where they were transported to the camps. It is now transformed to a WWII museum.