Welcome to accessible Mechelen! This compact city is perfect for exploring on foot. It’s also wheelchair-friendly. And there’s plenty to explore: historical monuments, little gems tucked away in parks and gardens and charming places near the water. Not forgetting, of course, the essential Burgundian sights!
Armed with this brochure, you can follow in the footsteps of noteworthy figures like the fascinating Margareta of Austria, who lived in Mechelen 500 years ago, when Mechelen was the capital of the Burgundian Netherlands and consequently a magnet for the nobility. Are there still traces of that golden age, you wonder? Most definitely! From palaces to historical churches and richly decorated guildhalls.
With a copy of this brochure to hand, older tourists, holiday-makers with a disability or reduced mobility and others who require special care and attention need have no qualms about paying a visit to Mechelen.