Mechelen, Beers, Bells and Tapestries
Mechelen is a city for all ages. Young people can actively enjoy themselves in the Toy Museum or the Tivoli Children's Farm, whereas the young at heart can entertain themselves at the Anker, one of the oldest operating breweries in Belgium. Students from all over the world come to learn to play church bells at Mechelen’s carillon school. Sitting outside on the terrace of a cafe sipping a local beer while listening to the bell music coming from the sky is nothing short of delightful. It is also home to one of the last remaining places in the world that restores and repairs antique tapestries, at Royal Manufacturers De Wit.
Info PointVleeshouwersstraat 6, 2800 Mechelen T: +32 70 22 00 08 Accessible
Top 5 things to do
Climb up the 514 steps of the St. Rumbolds Tower which offers breathtaking views of the city from its new sky walk.
Discover the priceless legacy of Flanders’ golden age in the stunning city palace Hof van Busleyden.
Eat, sleep and drink at the Anker, famous for its Golden Carolus Beer.
Discover the art of tapestry at De Wit Royal Manufacturers.
Hang out at Vismarkt (fish market), a quaint square with lots of cosy restaurants and bars.