Small and picturesque, steeped in history
Mechelen, the former capital of the Burgundian Netherlands, is just 10 minutes by train from Brussels Airport and conveniently located between Brussels and Antwerp. This small, picturesque city offers plenty of charm and is steeped in history. You’ll also find plenty of quaint shops in the city’s many car-free areas and lovely squares.
Mechelen is home to a whopping 336 listed buildings and monuments, including eight gothic and baroque churches that were built between the 14th and the 17th century. As such, it is the Flemish city with the largest number of monuments on the UNESCO World Heritage list.
Here you’ll also find plenty of modern hotels 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 and surprise them with a cocktail on the Skywalk as they take in sweeping views of the city below.