Grote Markt
Grote Markt
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4.5
4.5 of 5 bubbles344 reviews
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Mittal Shah
Mumbai, India82 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019
It is a big city center. When we visited there was a farmers market and was fun to stroll around.

In the night the lighting is awesome. Mostly all the historical place one can see from the city center. One side you can see the tower of St Rumbold's Cathedral.

There are quite few restaurants at the city center.
Written March 26, 2020
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Coralikestraveling
North Holland Province, The Netherlands49 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2018
Old city center in Mechelen Belgium with many restaurants and terraces. Very cosy place to walk around. It's the center of the city with unique medieval buildings,
Written June 19, 2018
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laorajj
La Coruna, Spain70 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
You feel like in a fairy tale. It is really nice with markets depending the days and a lot of bars. I recommend this place.
Written August 7, 2019
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VPowFam
35 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 • Family
Mechelen is our favorite little city. Great shopping, restaurants, and history. So much to do. When we want to experience Belgium, but are trying to avoid crowds, we go here.
Written June 11, 2019
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sweetville
Glasgow, UK210 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2018 • Business
Lovely old square maybe not as grand as Brussels or the squares of Ghent and Bruges but lovely nonetheless and framed by the majestic St Rumbolds Cathedral.
Some great bars to sit outside and watch the world go by.
Written March 16, 2018
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Christel V
Mechelen, Belgium39 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2018 • Solo
I live in Mechelen en whenever I have friends over to visit they tell me how beautiful this place is with the nice houses and buildings.
Written January 22, 2018
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C Heynen
Belgium39 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2017 • Couples
Amazing to look at the Town Hall that has been added on to over the years with different architectural styles. Wonderful place to visit, especially in the evening with the cathedral lit up.
Written July 25, 2017
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Raph J
Mechelen, Belgium82 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2017
Mechelen was in the late 15th century the capital of "the netherlands" and the city hall and surrounding buildings in centre Mechelen are the testimony of a rich and highly cultural past. However, Mechelen became famous lately under the management of "world best mayor" Bart Somers and is now an example of how more than 100 nationalities can live together.
Written July 19, 2017
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Matthew Live
Brussels, Belgium119 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2016 • Couples
Like in most Belgian towns the main square has many bars and restaurants surrounding the central place and you have a nice view on the cathedral and town hall.

On Saturday there's a market here and on the Ijzerenleen, and there are a lot of events on the main square all year round, such a free concerts, beer festivals, charity events and fairs. They even convert it into a beach in August.
Written March 21, 2016
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Kate H
Reading, UK192 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022
Traditional Belgian square, surrounding by bars and restaurants and underground parking. A must to sit and have a beer while visiting Mechelen
Written August 13, 2022
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