The town of Mechelen was founded in the early Middle-Ages on the banks of the river Dijle. It is a pleasant typical Flemish city which belonged to the Duchy of Brabant. The town center is a low-traffic area, which makes Mechelen a pleasant shopping city. On Saturdays the main shopping streets 'Bruul' and 'IJzerenleen' are visited by all the people of the city itself and the neighbouring villages.

Although Mechelen suffered badly during the World Wars of the 20th century, luckily a lot of interesting and beautiful old buildings have been preserved. To name but a few : the St. Rumbold's Cathedral, the former Palace of Margaret of Austria, the Town Hall, and several really beautiful and enchanting houses.

From museums, theatres and cathedrals to craft shopping in the market square, find the perfect things to do in Mechelen.

Eurostar Mechelen
Travel from London by Eurostar to Mechelen via Brussels for your city break.

Mechelen Hotel Offers:Making your Eurostar stay even more affordable, we have Mechelen hotel offers for your short break in this historic Belgian city.

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Hotels in Mechelen:
Express By Holiday In Mechelen  
If you are on a budget but looking for a comfortable hotel to stay in then the Holiday Inn is the best choice for the busy traveller. It is also ideal for for the family with local attractions like Technopolis, Speelgoedmuseum and Planckendael. It has all the modern amenities provided and a friendly staff to give you advice and guide you to the best places during your stay in Mechelen. What's more it has an underground car park so if you are interested in self-drive you will save a good deal of money.

Novotel Mechelen Centrum  
The Novotel Centrum is in an ideal location close to all the attractions such as the famous St. Rumbolds Cathedral and to the popular market square which is not to be missed. Novotel offers a sophisticated atmosphere and with 122 modern,spacious, and comfortable rooms. They have all the modern facilities, including wheelchair access, a fitness center. What's more, they also offer babysitting services for the children, great for late evenings so parents can enjoy some peace and quiet for a change and pets are also allowed for a small fee, what a bonus!.

Martins Patershof  
Right in the heart of Mechelen, in the most sought after historic locations, lies the Martin's Patershof. The former 19th century Franciscan church has metamorphosed into a stunning four-star hotel that really follows suite with all the other magnificent hotels from the Martins hotel group. The hotel comprises 79 charismatic, tasteful and unique rooms, all provided with comfortable beds, a minibar and a private bathroom. Enjoy the combination of the building’s original and authentic elements with modern decoration and design and prepare yourself for an extraordinary experience.

Take your pick and Book here your Eurostar break to Mechelen.
A unique experience awaits you!
Our short break deals include the oward train tickets from Brussels to Mechelen.