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Mechelen

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Zoos · Architectural Buildings · Landmarks
Truly a hidden gem, the town of Mechelen features a number of museums, a famous cathedral, and charming squares, all while remaining relatively under the radar. Pedestrian zones lined with cafes provide a scenic backdrop for having a coffee or strolling through town. While it may not be as popular as some other Belgian tourist destinations, Mechelen is a place to escape the crowds during the summer months and experience Flemish history and culture. Visit the foremost cathedral in the country, explore Gothic and Baroque churches, and view architecture dating back to the 1500s. Find what you're looking for from your Mechelen holiday, by planning the whole thing with us using our handy Belgium trip maker site.
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Popular things to do in Mechelen

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Architectural Building
St. Rumbold's Cathedral
4.6
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Zoo
ZOO Planckendael
4.3
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Specialty Museum
Kazerne Dossin
4.4
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Theme Park
Technopolis
4.1
Duration: 8 hours

Side trips from Mechelen

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Cave
Domaine Des Grottes De Han Han-sur-Lesse
4.1
Duration: 3 hours
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Historic Site
Citadelle de Dinant Dinant
4.0
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Military Museum
Bastogne War Museum Bastogne
4.5
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Ride / Activity
Walibi Belgium Wavre
3.5
Duration: 8 hours

Hidden gems in Mechelen

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Landmark
Grote Markt
4.4
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Brewery
Brouwerij Het Anker
4.4
Duration: 1h 30 min
Landmark
Dijlepad
4.4
Duration: 30 minutes
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Specialty Museum
Horlogeriemuseum
4.8
Duration: 1h 30 min

Historic Sites in Mechelen

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Historic Walking Area
Vismarkt
5.0
Duration: 30 minutes
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Religious Site
Onze-Lieve-Vrouw-over-de-Dijlekerk
4.5
Duration: 30 minutes
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Church
Sint-Pieter-en-Pauluskerk
4.3
Duration: 1h 30 min
Religious Site
Sint-Janskerk
4.1
Duration: 30 minutes

Kid-friendly things to do in Mechelen

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Specialty Museum
Speelgoedmuseum
3.5
Duration: 4 hours
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Water Park
De Nekker
3.9
Duration: 1h 30 min

Museums in Mechelen

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Art Museum
Museum Hof van Busleyden
3.7
Duration: 2 hours
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Specialty Museum
Schepenhuis Museum
3.9
Duration: 1h 30 min

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