155
trips planned in the last hour
4.6
out of 5
Trustscore rating
©

Mechelen trip planner

Create a fully customized
day-by-day itinerary for free

Itinerary Planner
+ Add destination
2 adults
Adults
- +
Teens
- +
Kids
- +
Close
Trip Planner Europe  /  Belgium  /  Flanders  /  Antwerp Province  /  Mechelen

Mechelen

4
Truly a hidden gem, the town of Mechelen features a number of museums, a famous cathedral, and charming squares, all while remaining relatively under the radar. Pedestrian zones lined with cafes provide a scenic backdrop for having a coffee or strolling through town. While it may not be as popular as some other Belgian tourist destinations, Mechelen is a place to escape the crowds during the summer months and experience Flemish history and culture. Visit the foremost cathedral in the country, explore Gothic and Baroque churches, and view architecture dating back to the 1500s. Mechelen is in Antwerp Province. Add Mechelen and other destinations in Belgium to your travel itinerary using our Belgium tour itinerary tool .
Create a full itinerary — for free!

Plan your trip to Mechelen

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Popular things to do in Mechelen

View all >
4.3
Duration: 1​h 30​min
4.6
Duration: 2​h 30​min
4.3
Duration: 2​h 30​min
4.1
Duration: 8​h

Side trips from Mechelen

4.7
Duration: 1​h 30​min
4.3
Duration: 4​h
4.4
Duration: 1​h 30​min
4.6
Duration: 1​h 30​min

Hidden gems in Mechelen

4.3
Duration: 1​h 30​min
4.9
Duration: 1​h 30​min
4.5
Duration: 30​min
4.8
Duration: 1​h 30​min

Historic Sites in Mechelen

5.0
Duration: 30​min
4.5
Duration: 30​min
4.0
Duration: 1​h 30​min
4.0
Duration: 30​min

Kid-friendly things to do in Mechelen

3.6
Duration: 4​h
4.0
Duration: 1​h 30​min

Museums in Mechelen

3.7
Duration: 2​h
3.9
Duration: 1​h 30​min

Where to stay in Mechelen

Visitors to small-town Mechelen are served by medium-priced hotels in the historical center. This entire area is walkable, so it won't be hard to find accommodations close to the main attractions. For a room with a little more culture and character, try staying in a bed and breakfast run by locals.
Millions of travel reviews on TripAdvisor
2 adults
Adults (12 +)
- +
Children (2-11)
- +
Infants (Under 2)
- +
Close
Live like a local, find unique places to stay
2 adults
Adults (12 +)
- +
Children (2-11)
- +
Infants (Under 2)
- +
Close

Recently planned trips to Mechelen

2 days in Mechelen & Paris BY A USER FROM BELGIUM December, fast-paced, hidden gems PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced 3 days in Mechelen BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM December, popular sights PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 1 day in Mechelen BY A USER FROM MALTA December, popular sights PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 1 day in Mechelen BY A USER FROM NETHERLANDS November, popular sights PREFERENCES: November ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 1 day in Belgium BY A USER FROM LATVIA November, popular sights PREFERENCES: November ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 3 days in Mechelen & Charleroi BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM November, popular sights PREFERENCES: November ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 2 days in Mechelen BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM November, popular sights PREFERENCES: November ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 17 days in Belgium & Holland BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE December, popular sights PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 3 days in Mechelen BY A USER FROM BELGIUM October, popular sights PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 1 day in Mechelen BY A USER FROM BELGIUM August, popular sights PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 11 days in Belgium & Eindhoven BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, slow & easy, hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 1 day in Mechelen BY A USER FROM BELGIUM August, culture, museums, popular sights PREFERENCES: August, culture, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium
View more plans