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Preparing your trip to Mechelen: advices & hints - things to do and to obey

Mechelen Euroshopping 1. Mechelen can be easily reached from nearby Brussels or Antwerp. There are regular regular rail and bus services between these cities.
2. The city is famous for the variety of non-standard hotels opened in unique historic buildings. These hotels can offer quite affordable rooms, so even budget travelers should not ignore them.
3. In the warm season, it'd be a great idea to take a boat trip along the River Dyle. Many outstanding sights can be seen in all their glory from the water.
4. Active tourists who like walking should take a pair of comfortable shoes on a trip. In Mechelen's historic district, many streets are stone-paved so wearing high heels can be uncomfortable for ladies.
5. Mechelen offers a calm atmosphere, there are not too many tourists here even in summer. Thanks to the mild climate, you can visit the city at any time of the year. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
6. Fans of tours need to specify the schedule of popular attractions and museums in advance. Many of them close at 4:00-5:00 pm.
7. The most popular shops and restaurants are concentrated around Grote Markt. Restaurants and shopping pavilions located away from the lively center have more affordable prices.
Mechelen residents are proud of their amazing history. Over hundreds of years, the city has gotten a lot of interesting symbols and traditions. One of the most interesting symbols is … Open
8. It is convenient to explore the city on foot, as all its attractions are concentrated near the central square. Remote areas can be reached by bus, which is the main form of public transport.
9. From Mechelen, you can easily get to nearby major cities (including Brussels) by speed train. The trip takes no more than 30 minutes, so you can easily plan excursions to neighboring cities.
10. A popular mode of transport for locals is the bike. The city has several rental offices in which two-wheelers can be rented for hours or days.
11. The city's largest tourist center is located next to the Town Hall. Here you can buy detailed city maps and booklets with descriptions of attractions, as well as specify the working hours of cultural centers.
12. Near the central city square, you will find many interesting gastronomic shops selling the best local produce. Such shops will surely appeal to independent tourists.
13. Summer is the best time to visit Mechelen for fans of event tourism. A series of music festivals and festivals dedicated to national culture takes place here in the warm season.
14. The city cannot boast of lots of nightclubs and bars. Most of them close very early. Restaurants located in the main square and in large hotels work the longest hours.
15. Popular souvenirs among Mechelen's guests are local beer and Belgian chocolate. The city has many specialty shops selling gift sets of local delicacies.
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What to visit being in Mechelen - unique sights

Water Tower Conversion

From the series “The Most Bizarre and Fancy Living Houses”
The original construction was completely restored, on the ground floor the garage was furnished. For the convenience of the residents the tower was provided with the elevator. The rooms were designed as minimalism. The modern furnishings of the old tower have nothing in common with the old traditions. The elegant colors and the strict forms weigh in the interior furnishing. The original house in the water tower is environmentally friendly and is designed with the natural materials. In addition, the house uses the alternative energy sources, which makes it even more unique. … Read further

Atomium

From the series “Top 16 Most Amazing Buildings of the Planet”
The unique building, whose design was developed by the outstanding architect Adre Waterkeyn, is today the landmark of national importance. The huge pipes that connect the spheres have not only a decorative purpose. Inside are the escalators and high-speed trains, with the help of which visitors of the 'atom' can move freely through their entire space. In 2006 the unusual building was completely renovated, after which it even looked more attractive. In the evening Atomium is illuminated by the wonderful illumination. The building is surrounded by the picturesque park with fountains and comfortable recreation areas. … Read further

Mini-Europe

From the series “Famous Miniature Museums of Architectural Objects and Cities”
The park is famous not only for its variety of realistic miniatures, but also for its amazing landscape decorations. At its registration, beautiful lawn, various dwarf trees and bushes have been used. Enjoy this beauty is best of all in summer. According to approximate estimates, the Mini Europe miniature park is visited by about 375000 people annually. The annual income of the park is about three million euros. As a rule, tourists spend at least two hours on sightseeing. The park can be visited from early March to early January. … Read further

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Travelling to Mechelen - advices and tips. What should be provisioned in advance, the rules you might want to follow, and the things you better avoid doing in Mechelen. We help you to make your trip smooth and easy, with no unexpected surprises.
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