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This is an interesting looking building, as is the other one directly across the street. There are some information cards to give some detail of the history of the buildings but, alas, that’s as far as you can go, and it is a pity that...More
The palace of Margareta of Austria, who moved her government to Mehelen, is currently used as a court of justice, hence the extra security measures. The court is not open to the general public, and I guess unless you are a lawyer, it is better...More
It might be a wonderful place, but unlike the visitor earlier in August we found it closed again, with a note on the door giving directions to the criminal court around the back. Not really sure what's going on, but it's a shame we couldn't...More
I have walked around the castle twice and could not find an entrance. On the front door there is a sign that temporarily one should use the back door to get in. That backdoor was the entrance to the Police station. So i assume there...More
Once ( 16th ) Mechelen was the "capital" historical Low Countries. In fact the court of the governess of the Low Countries Margareta of Austria. This very intelligent lady decided to build a new palace. And so you can visit this buidling of which the...More
It's one of those places where, if you're familiar with Mechelen, you've probably passed a hundred times. But next time, don't just walk by, stop for a little while and enjoy the architecture and the peace and quiet. Right by the bus terminal at the...More