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Mechelen attracts only a small number of travelers, who mostly stop for a short visit to see the Vrijbroekpark. Travelers visiting the area might want to check out some more popular nearby destinations such as Antwerpen. If you do travel to Mechelen, please add your favorite spots in this Mechelen travel guide.
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A beautiful and quiet flemish city with the same general feel as Gent or Brugge, but much smaller and with a fraction of the tourists. Worth a stop and a stroll if you're in the vicinity.

Seven churches (not bad for such a small city).

Mechelen looked pleasant enough to even try living there (certainly a lot more pleasant than Brussels, which I couldn't quite learn to like). If you're visiting Belgium, you might consider staying here and traveling around, if you're not after nightlife.
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The site of http://www.inenuitmechelen.be/en/ is a good way to prepare your travels. 7 highlights are:  Saint Rumbold’s Cathedral - De Wit Royal Manufactory - “Het Anker” Brewery - The Small and Large Beguinage - taking a 'church tour' (there are 7 (!)  in the city) - Schepenhuis Museum - Lamot and Fish Market
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Well if you need to pick a day/week to come to Mechelen then come somewhere in August. Then there is a free big festival called Moonrock (maanrrock in dutch). And every thursday also a small mini festival in the local park.
If you want a nice and cosy hotel then go for hotel "Ve" at the vismarkt. http://www.hotelve.com/ . For the budget traveller there is also an youth hostel.
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