Spend a day in the charming town of Mechelen, breathing in the air of centuries of history
Once upon a time Mechelen was the centre of the Low Countries. Nowadays it is a charming little town, halfway between Antwerp and Brussels, off the beaten tracks of traditional tourists. Nevertheless, the city has succeded in keeping the grandeur it had during the reign of the Dukes of Burgundy in the 15th century, more than alive, not in the least with the recently renovated museum of 'Hof van Busleyden'.
And of course, a visit to Mechelen is not complete without tasting the typical beers of the brewery 'Het Anker'.
- We start off in Antwerp (or wherever you may be staying in Flanders) to travel to Mechelen.
- We start our trip with a nice cup of coffee or tea.
- Then we head off for a short walk through the town of Mechelen, paying a visit to the Cathedral, passing Market Place, City Hall and so on.
- Time for lunch.
- Guided tour in the museum Hof van Busleyden, a recently renovated 16th century city palace.
- A drink in a local bar.
- Back to where we started.
Meeting Point + Tour Duration
Meeting Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Cruise Ship Port, Hotel, Address or Intersection, Monument/Building
Duration: 7 hours
The duration of the tour is largely dependent upon traffic conditions in the afternoon, travelling from Mechelen back to Antwerp, Brussels or another destination.
I will transport you in my private car which is a Volvo V60 model 2016 seating 5, air-conditioned. For larger groups a van can be hired with a driver at an additional cost.
- Guiding Services
- Private Transportation
- Admission Tickets
Estimated Local Cash Needed
10 euro - If you need an extra drink with lunch or after the museum visit.
- Personal Expenses
I cannot guide you in museums that have their own pool of guides such as the MAS museum.