Mechelen is a popular place to visit while you are in Antwerp as some of the city’s main attractions are close. Two of the places not to miss are the marvelous St. Rumbolds Cathedral and the fantastic Brusselpoort. And don’t miss the Vrijbroekpark Provincial Country Park and Planckendael Zoo.
If the sun is shining head outside and appreciate the nearby green spaces. If you’d like to spend some time in a natural setting don’t miss Heysel Park in Brussels and Middelheim Park.
Spend an evening with fellow sports fans at Veolia Stadium Achter de Kazerne, cheering on the popular Yellow Red Koninklijke Voetbalclub Mechelen. On match days follow the river of yellow and red, to the stadium, then after the final whistle blows, join fans in the nearby pubs and relive the action over a friendly drink or two.
At the end of a day exploring the streets of Mechelen, put up your feet and relax in one of the area’s popular bed-and-breakfasts, hotels or short-stay apartments. If you're looking for great service and a comfortable bed, check out the Sheraton Brussels Airport Hotel, Zaventem, the Novotel Brussels Airport, Zaventem, and the popular ibis budget Brussels Airport, Machelen.