Looking for a fun weekend away during the holidays?

Mechelen is a playground for small and big adventurers.

Will you spot elephants in Planckendael, enjoy the view from the top of the Sint-Romboutstoren or search for treasures in the Hof van Busleyden Museum? Below, we give you some tips and inspiration for a fun visit to Mechelen.

Too much for one day? We think so too! Spend the night in our cosy B&B and let your whole family be pampered. Put your feet up and enjoy.

Maanrock 25/8/2023 - 27/08/2023

Maanrock started in 1996 as a small event with performances by local artists, meanwhile the FREE city festival annually attracts more than 100,000 visitors.

Every year we choose the broadest possible musical palette on different stages spread across several locations in Mechelen. In short: something for everyone.

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St Rumbold's Tower

The Saint Rombouts Tower offers you a total experience: both the skywalk on top of the 97m high Tower and the ascent guarantee a unique experience.

The visitor's guide will guide you through the rich history of the Saint Rumold Tower with interesting facts and assignments for the youngsters. Maybe you will meet the tower keeper or the city carillonneur along the way.

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At Technopolis, you can ground a plane yourself, take a nap on a bed of nails or ride a bike on a cable five metres high. It is a hands-on centre (not a museum!) where curious kids from 4 to 104 discover all about science and technology.

You will roll up your sleeves during all kinds of workshops, feast your eyes during crazy demos and shows and get to work with numerous interactive set-ups.

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Toy Museum

Step into a world of imagination and wonder! Stroll nostalgically through toy history. Our rich collection provides a glimpse into the play and toy culture of the past and present and shows how the rest of the world plays!

With your magic wand at the ready, explore the museum. Do you have enough magic power to magically bring toys to life?

Click here for more info and opening hours.

Planckendael Zoo

In Asia, visit Kai-Mook and feed the colourful lori-parrots yourself. Will you spot the flapping storks high up in their nest?

Africa's savannah is home to giraffes and antelopes.
In America, walk along their boardwalk with the penguins. Australia smells of koala. The world of ZOO Planckendael offers you so much more than a day full of fun.
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Weekend away for two?

Discover Mechelen and its green surroundings. Cycle or walk towards dazzling nature and photogenic landscapes. 

The Zenne meanders through the Hombeeks Plateau, which is the perfect base for discovering Mechelen's green-blue surroundings.
Need inspiration? Check out the links below or on site you will also find plenty of routes and brochures to discover the area.

Hiking - Cycling

Still haven't found what you're looking for?

Take a look at the following websites or ask us:

Visit Mechelen

Vlaanderen vakantieland

Toerisme Rupelstreek