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Want to explore the city? Meet in Mechelen will make sure you don’t miss anything on your Burgundian – possibly culinary? - journey through the city. We offer a variety of themed walks, led by a city guide or an app. Meet in Mechelen will be only too happy to give you some pointers.


Out and about
in the city

Het Anker

The taste
of Mechelen

Hof van Busleyden



Burgundian Mechelen

There's a Burgundian
in all of us!

Mechelen’s history is tied up with Burgundy. In the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries the city was the capital of the Burgundian Netherlands and influential figures like Margaret of Austria and Emperor Charles V resided here.  In Belgium the word ‘Burgundian’ is used to refer to a penchant for an extravagant lifestyle, including indulgence in food, a characteristic that still runs in the blood of the people of Mechelen today!

The wind of change which blew through the city in the Burgundian period is still tangible, and not least in the brand-new Museum Hof van Busleyden, built as a palatial residence in the sixteenth century.

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For companies and organizations
Need help organizing your next conference, meeting or some other corporate event? You’ll find no more efficient a partner than convention bureau Meet in Mechelen! And the bureau’s advice is objective and free. This e-zine is packed with inspirational ideas. You can contact the Meet in Mechelen experts at this email address:


For groups
Planning an outing for your club, school or group? Mechelen has a programme of original activities designed specifically with groups in mind. View the complete range here. Specific questions? You can ask them at

Voor individuele bezoekers
You’ll find inspiration for your next outing with family and/or friends at Alternatively, feel free to pop into Visit Mechelen at the Schepenhuis (Alderman’s House) in the heart of the city.

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Visit Mechelen helps journalists source stories and approach them from original angles. We are also happy to help tour operators put programmes together. Contact the press and trade team.
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