Although Mechelen is not well known among tourists, it is a very beautiful city to visit. On top of that, there are also a number of very good restaurants and places to enjoy a good glass of wine or a coffee.
When visiting Belgium, most tourists go to Brussels or Bruges while there are many more cities to discover. At only 15 minutes from Brussels, there is Mechelen, a small city but with a lot to offer. Having one of the oldest operating breweries in Belgium, historical buildings, and cozy squares, Mechelen is interesting for everyone.
In Blaasveld, near Mechelen, you can visit distillery de Molenberg, where the Gouden Carolus single malt whiskey is distilled. The base of this whiskey is the mash of Gouden Carolus Tripel beer made in the brewery Het Anker in Mechelen.
My boyfriend and I had lunch on the market place in Mechelen at De Witte Vos. We visited it before about 2 years ago so we knew it was good. I ordered a salad with chicken and mushrooms while my boyfriend just loves his meat and ordered a steak. We were given some bread while we waited for our food.