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.


Learn more about Mechelen as a venue for your conference? Watch the video or contact Meet in Mechelen with the form below.

Who are your guides in this video?

Bart Somers is Mechelen's beloved mayor for more than 20 years. In 2016, he won the World Mayor Prize, the election for best mayor in the world.

Aleksandra Nowak is Senior Events Manager at WindEurope. She is originally from Krakow, one of the most beautiful cities in Europe. And yet she is really impressed by Mechelen as a conference city.

Jan Simons is MICE & Partnerships coordinator at Meet in Mechelen. In a previous life, he transformed Lamot from a run-down brewery into an innovative conference venue.

Map Flanders Train distances Mechelen

Mechelen is just 11 minutes by train from Brussels Airport, an airport accessible for delegates from all over the world.

Mechelen welcomes conferences in these domains

  • Arts & Heritage
  • Care & Health
  • Circular Economy
  • Food, Gastronomy & Beer
  • Smart & Sustainable Living
  • Smart Energy
  • Smart Mobility

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