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Climb to the Observation Deck of the St. Rumbold's Cathedral

You can visit the St. Rumbold's Cathedral while walking through the streets of Mechelen and seeing its sights. It is located on the main city square Grote Markt. It is open to the public from 8 am every day. If you go inside the building you will have the opportunity to enjoy the silence and admire its decoration. There is also an unfinished tower in the cathedral. It has a height of more than 97 meters. It is visible from any part of the city. If the weather is good you can climb to its top from 13:00 to 18:00 on a weekday and Sunday, or from 10:00 to 18:00 on Saturday. You will have to go through 514 steps to do this. You will need a tour guide.
Mehelen is not distinguished by an abundance of entertainment centers and children’s attractions. In any case, family recreation here will definitely not be boring. One of the primary … Open
You can make several stops while walking around the tower. The first of them will take place in the room where the medieval crane is located. The second stop will be 80 steps up on another floor. The room that used to be the blacksmith's shop is located here. The guide will tell you about the ancient method and principles of choosing bells, as well as about the development of Carillon music.
You will have a chance to see some of the bells up close. If you go through the next 3 floors you will find yourself near an old clock with 49 active bells. If you climb another 39 steps you will reach the new Carillon. Then you can walk up the last steps to reach the tower's observation platform and get a great view of Mechelen from a great height. You will even see Antwerp and the Atomium. Copyright
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Dyle River Boat Tour

You can walk through the city’s streets or take a boat tour along the River Dyle to get acquainted with Mechelen. This river flows through the city. You will get the opportunity to learn a lot about the city with the help of an audio guide while traveling. The tour will start near the Lamot Conference and Heritage Centre. It is located on the city's waterfront. It was a brewery in the past. Then the boat will come to the harbor, where many ships ply. They deliver goods to neighboring countries. Then the tour boat will turn around and go along the residential buildings that stand right by the water. You will also pass the old Volmolen mill. It was renovated in 2008.
Mechelen Euroshopping You can come to the outskirts of the city to get even more pleasure from a water walk in Mechelen. The only canal in the city runs there. Pleasure boats run on it. If you go onboard one of them you will not only be able to admire the facades of buildings built on the banks of the canal but also get to the Planckendael Zoo.
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River Surfing

If you are not indifferent to water sports you can go river surfing with a paddle during your holiday in Mechelen. You will view the city's attractions from a new perspective at the same time. You can apply to a specialized school Benny's SUP to learn this sport and rent equipment. Its staff can arrange a trip along the River Dyle. You will have to move along the water flow between yachts and under ancient bridges, standing on a surfboard and controlling it with a paddle during a water trip.
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Water Leisure in the De Nekker Park

Park De Nekker operates in Mechelen. It is located near the Nekkerhal Exhibition Center and Utopolis cinemas. You can choose a variety of activities associated with the water element on its territory. If you come here you will get the opportunity to relax on one of the green lawns and the sandy shore of the picturesque lake. You can also enjoy various sports activities. For example, you can go swimming in a pool or in a reservoir, run along paths specially equipped in the park, go on a voyage on a sailboat, do lake windsurfing, and even take a scuba dive.
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Map of all Michelin restaurants
Michelin-starred restaurants in Mechelen
♥   Restaurant 'Bistro Vintage' Kontich. Type - Modern cuisine. 9.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Restaurant 'Silo’s' Boortmeerbeek. Type - Traditional cuisine. 10.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Restaurant 'Hof van Craynbergh' Keerbergen. Type - Modern cuisine. 10.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Restaurant 'Green Room' Perk. Type - Modern French. 11 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Restaurant '’t Duvelke' Wolvertem. Type - Traditional cuisine. 11.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all castles
Survived castles around Mechelen
♥   Castle 'Bouchout Castle' , 15.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Royal Palace of Laeken Belgium' , 18 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Rameyen Castle' , 18.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Het Steen' , 21.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Royal Palace of Brussels' , 22.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all art museums
Art galleries in Mechelen and around
♥   Art museum 'Museum of Modern Art Antwerp (MuHKA)' Antwerp, 20.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Art museum 'Museum Mayer van den Bergh' Antwerp, 20.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Art museum 'Rubenshuis' Antwerp, 20.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Art museum 'Cinquantenaire Museum' Brussels, 22.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Art museum 'Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium' Brussels, 22.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all palaces
Public palaces near Mechelen
♥   Palace 'Royal Palace of Antwerp' Antwerp, 20.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Palace 'Royal Palace of Belgium' Brussels, 22.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Palace 'Egmont Palace' Brussels, 22.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
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Hilton builds third luxury hotel in Kyoto

The project organizers note that the new Kyoto hotel is perfect for both business and leisure. Just to remind you, the opening of the Roku Kyoto hotel took place in the city in 2021. The luxury hotel also never ceases to amaze guests with its exquisite atmosphere and variety of services. It is close to famous attractions like Kinkaku-ji Temple, and Shozan Resort Kyoto Pavilion is a short walk from the hotel. Read this


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