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Paleis van Margareta van Oostenrijk (Palace of Margaret of Austria)

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Sadly currently the garden is closed due to terrorism

The palace of Margareta of Austria, who moved her government to Mehelen, is currently used as a... read more

Reviewed October 17, 2017
Katrien S
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Ghent, Belgium
Lovely courtyard

The doorway is so small and yet it opens into a very lovely and formal courtyard. It is a great... read more

Reviewed September 20, 2015
stonewithnomoss
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Oct 17, 2017
“Sadly currently the garden is closed due to terrorism”
4 weeks ago
“An interesting looking building.”
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Keizerstraat 20, Mechelen 2800, Belgium
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Thank johnhouston2
Reviewed December 24, 2017

An old palace, in the center of city, not open for public but you get an idea how the city must have been in 'the old days', beautiful!

2  Thank maartenw2016
Reviewed October 17, 2017

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

2  Thank Katrien S
Reviewed August 30, 2016

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

1  Thank trippingferret
Reviewed August 3, 2016

In the time when Mechelen was the capital of the Low Countries (Pays Bas) the queen decided to build this palace. Is built in the renaissance style. The garden/entrance courtyard are small but lovely.

Thank thor2705
Reviewed May 3, 2016 via mobile

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

Thank DianaC300011
Reviewed December 15, 2015

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

2  Thank Rudi91
Reviewed September 20, 2015 via mobile

The doorway is so small and yet it opens into a very lovely and formal courtyard. It is a great place for photos and very few people visit it. It is on the road toward Mechelen-Nekkerspoel Station.

1  Thank stonewithnomoss
Reviewed September 13, 2015

A nice place to sit for a while. Not far from the Grote Markt Smallish with a formal garden. The buildings were not open when we visited, Saturday, so not a lot to see

3  Thank Hen_Jack
Reviewed August 2, 2015 via mobile

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

Thank George H
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