Antwerp
Mechlin
Recommended
Mechlin The Essential
Recommended
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).

Must see

Michelin's recommendations for Mechlin
Planckendael Zoological Park
Planckendael Zoological Park
This vast garden planted with flowers
180 minutes
Cathedral of St Rumbold
Cathedral of St Rumbold
This Gothic building has an outstanding
30 minutes
Grote-Markt
Grote-Markt
The Grand-Place is overlooked by the
15 minutes
Hôtel de ville
Hôtel de ville
The Town Hall occupies three adjacent
30 minutes
Manufacture Royale de Tapisserie Gaspard de Wit
Manufacture Royale de Tapisserie Gaspard de Wit
These works, founded in 1889, bear the
90 minutes
Porte de Bruxelles
Porte de Bruxelles
This gate is the only remains of the 13C
30 minutes