Photo Tour of Mechelen, Flanders, Belgium

I spent one night in Mechelen during my Flanders is a Festival blog trip in August 2012. I’d heard about Mechelen in a Europe a la Carte post written by Andy Hayes. There’s a lot of beautiful architecture, but one of its charms is that it’s not quite so full of visitors as some of the better known destinations like Bruges. I spent a very enjoyable couple of hours wandering around Mechelen. I loved all the colourful buildings and the sculptures.

Mechelen photos

Mechelen photos

Mechelen photos

Mechelen photos

Mechelen photos

Mechelen photos

Mechelen photos

Mechelen photos

If you’re visiting Brussels it only takes around 20 minutes by train to reach Mechelen. Alternatively you could base yourself in Mechelen. I recommend that you eat at Grand Cafe Lamot during your visit to the city.

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