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Small and Picturesque, Big on Charm and History

Mechelen, former capital of the Burgundian Netherlands, is just 10 minutes by train from Brussels Airport, and conveniently located between Brussels and Antwerp. This small and picturesque city is big on charm and history, teeming with quaint shops, car-free areas and pleasant squares.  

It is home to no less than 336 listed buildings and monuments, including eight gothic and baroque churches from the 14th-17th century. Mechelen is the Flemish city with the largest number of monuments on UNESCO’s World Heritage list!

It is also home to modern hotels within walking distance of well-equipped meeting rooms. After your meeting, climb the 538 steps of Saint-Rumbolds’ Tower and enjoy a cocktail on the Skywalk while absorbing the breath-taking views of the city.

Or do like Belgian musician and songwriter Stromae did when planning his recent marriage, and consider Martin’s Patershof, a former Franciscan church in the heart of Mechelen that has been rebuilt into a magnificent four-star hotel, complete with high-tech facilities for meetings and conferences of all sizes.   

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