Welcome to Mechelen

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‘Mechelaars’ talk about their city with pride. Sometimes with a touch of humour, but always with underlying warmth. Visitors are struck by the genial atmosphere as they stroll past monuments redolent with age and pause in colourful courtyards and historic churches. The Mechelaar is proud of Gouden Carolus, the award-winning beer brewed here for centuries. He is proud of Margaret, Charles V’s aunt, who put sixteenth-century Mechelen on the world map. And he has a soft spot for traditional craftsmanship and authentic local products. Come to Mechelen and experience its urban charms for yourself!


Population 81,000
Currency Euro, €1 = 100 cents
Opening hours Most shops are open Monday-Saturday 10.00-18.00
Website www.visitmechelen.be
Newspapers De Gazet van Antwerpen
Het Nieuwsblad
De Standaard
De Morgen
Het Laatste Nieuws
Emergency numbers 112
Tourist information Toerisme Mechelen
Toerismehuis ‘De Gulden Arent’
Hallestraat 2-4-6
2800 Mechelen
Phone: +32 70 22 00 08
E-mail: toerisme@mechelen.be

Winter season
November1st to March 31st
Monday to Saturday: 10.00-16.00 hrs
Sunday and public holidays: 12.30-16.00 hrs

Summer season
April 1st to October 31st
Monday to Friday: 10.00-17.00 hrs
Saturday: 10.00-16.00
Sunday and public holidays: 12.30-16.00 hrs