Small and picturesque, steeped in history
Mechelen is a hidden gem located in the heart of Flanders, halfway between Antwerp and Brussels. This beautiful city was once the capital of the Burgundian Netherlands. This is where the Habsburg king Charles V grew up, the "king in whose realm the sun never set".
Mechelen is small and picturesque, offers plenty of charm and is steeped in history. The city is home to a whopping 336 listed buildings and monuments. As such, it is the Flemish city with the largest number of monuments on the UNESCO World Heritage list per square kilometre.
Plenty of modern hotels are within walking distance of the city's well-equipped conference venues. Challenge your delegates to climb the 538 steps to the top of the tower of Saint Rumbolds’ Cathedral. Surprise them with a cocktail on the Skywalk as they take in sweeping views of the city below.