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Zoete & Zoute Zonde
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At the altar you can enjoy a large-eat buffet with cakes, puffs, mousses, bavarois, fruit and various beverages on the following Sundays between 14h and 17h.
With its impressive spire of 97 metres – and its two carillons, each with 49 bells – the Sint-Rombouts spire is on the list of UNESCO World Heritage monuments.
The Grote Markt is the central square in Mechelen. It is bordered by dozens of historic buildings, such as the City Hall, the Clothmakers' Hall and the Belfry.
The Schepenhuis is one of the oldest buildings in Mechelen and a showpiece of the city’s illustrious past. The building now houses the Mechelen city museum.
The Palace of Margaretha van Oostenrijk
Margaretha van Oostenrijk, the aunt of Emperor Charles V, ruled the Low Countries between 1507 and 1530. Today, her palace serves as Mechelen’s courthouse.
The Great Beguinage
The Great Beguinage of Mechelen shows you the life of the beguines in a unique architectural setting. The charm of the small streets and the magnificent architecture are protected by UNESCO as World Heritage.
Mechelen has eight churches, all of which are well worth a visit, both for their architecture and for their masterpieces. Do you like Rubens?
National Memorial Fort Breendonk
Belgium has not been spared the horror of Nazism and its concentration camps.
he fortress of Breendonk is a moving and striking example.
The Dossin Barracks
During World War II, the Dossin Barracks were used by the Nazis to gather people together before they were deported.
The Anker Brewery
The Anker Brewery is one of the oldest breweries in Belgium. It is known throughout the world for its brewers hall with the enormous copper hop boilers – and, of course, for its famous Gouden Carolus beer. Cheers!
The Dijle pathway
Mechelen’s charm lies in its characteristic architecture, but also in the tranquillity along the Dijle River. The floating pathway along the inner Dijle, between the Haverwerf and the Kruidtuin, allows you to discover the city from another perspective. Children find it superb!
Technopolis is an interactive centre, where you can unravel a whole series of scientific mysteries. For example, if you would like to land an airplane, or compete with the speed of a dragonfly, then Technopolis is the place for you to be.
Planckendael is a zoo and amusement park that covers an area of 40 hectares. The complex is a paradise for the entire family: more than 1000 exotic animals, toys, suspension bridges and even places to walk in the tops of the trees.
The shopping triangle
Don’t miss the opportunity provided by your holiday or business meeting to go shopping! Mechelen has a variety of luxury boutiques in the triangle that’s formed by the Bruul, the IJzerenleen/Guldenstraat and the Onze-Lieve-Vrouwstraat.
Cinema of Mechelen