Mechelen has a bustling city centre with lots of interesting places to visit, eat or drink something or go shopping. Here are some of our favourites.

Noen

Noen is a breakfast and lunch bar where you can go for honest and homemade food and drinks. That in a cozy and equally homemade interior.

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Sister Bean

#homemade food, great coffee

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Grá

New hip breakfast-lunch bar at the Grote Markt.

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BarBib

In Barbib you can enjoy a book, a coffee or another delicious drink. Barbib is the place to be to lunch while enjoying the library collection.

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Le Pain Quotidien

Friends and strangers alike come together around our communal table to break bread and linger for a while.

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Coffice

Coffice is the combination of a coffeebar with breakfast and lunch options and a coworking space with meeting rooms.

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Lief

Healthy foodbar where you can have breakfast, lunch, coffee and more. Owner Andrea De Smedt opted for a healthy menu with also lots of veggie and vegan options.

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Foom

Under the watchful eye of St Rombouts' Cathedral you'll find Foom, a breakfast bar in the city of Mechelen where you can enjoy a unique breakfast (American Pancakes HOERA), a hearty lunch or freshly prepared pastries. Just about everything that ends up on your plate is homemade. Besides good food you will also find coffee from micro roasting MOK and tea from Crusio.

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Stassaert11

What if we turned the beauty of a bouquet - with its beautiful colours and scents - into a delicious dish? Plates with food that looks as beautiful as lushly suitable flowers. A kitchen in which sharing is the starting point. With Yotam Ottolenghi as a great example; surprising, original, beautiful to look at, but also just accessible. Stylish and yet wonderfully no-nonsense. A place where everyone feels at home and at their best.

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Camogli

At Camogli, our sweet neighbour straight across huisalfons, you can take away delicious pasta and other Italian dishes.

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De Vleeshalle

Welcome to De Vleeshalle. This monumental space, which was once home to the old Mechelen meat market, is now a culinary hotspot in the heart of the city. Twelve stall holders and a pop-up food stall ply their daily trade.

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Magma

MAGMA is a 400°C restaurant with the attitude of a pizzeria and the schwung of a wine bar.

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Pintxos

From adventure in Basque country to a restaurant in Belgium, we serve world-food in pintxo portions. Curiosity is key to exploration in our bar & bistro!

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Tinèlle

Restaurant located in the new cultural hotspot ‘Het Predikheren’.

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Cosma

If you enter Cosma Foodhouse, you will first find a caterer's shop selling home-made Mediterranean dishes, herbs and wines. A little further on you'll find the brasserie with a courtyard garden. On the menu: fancy finger food, Brazilian entrecote or grilled gambas, orignele sidedishes...

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Lam'eau

Lamot's old brewery has made way for Lam'eau, on the banks of the Dijle. The French-Belgian cuisine goes with the seasons. The suggestions on the menu change every month and not only meat eaters but also fish lovers and vegetarians are spoiled.

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M-EATERY

M-EATERY stands for discovery. Tasting a delicious piece of meat, discovering a nice wine with a delicious antipasti and all this in a beautiful setting in the beautiful Mechelen station area that is in full swing.

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La Boya

Delicious Moroccan restaurant

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De Graspoort

Even in hectic times, De Graspoort, in the heart of the city, offers an oasis of peace. The pleasant interior with low hanging lights and dark wooden ceiling create an intimate atmosphere. In addition to the regular menu full of daily fresh products, this eatery also has a chalkboard with suggestions. The plates are well-filled and well-dressed.

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Unwined

Unwined is a cosy wine bar in the shadow of the Mechelen Sint-Romboutstoren. Koen and Miriam are happy to share their passion for wine with you and give you tailored wine advice.

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De Gouden Vis

Art-nouveau café De Gouden Vis in Mechelen, for a nice moment with a good glass.

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Kaffee-Ine

Under the motto 'make coffee, not war', the Mechelen coffee bar Kaffee-Ine serves the most delicious filter coffee and lattes with crazy toppings.

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Kuub

Café with culture! Vibrant atmosphere (several events per month) and an extensive drinks menu. Something for everyone!

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Zapoi

This Mechelen version of a brown pub breathes cosiness and combines that with an up-to-date menu, friendly service, cool music, performances and original decor.

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EDIE

EDIE (pronounced as you like) stands for Every Day is Exceptional. We bring you clothes, interior and general awesomeness. In our Concept Store in Mechelen we sourced all of our favourite brands for you to make everyday truly exceptional.

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Supergoodstore

We sell goods that last. Eco+Fair fashion clothing, accessories, gifts. The producers respect the environment and workers, and they use sustainable materials and production methods. Find the good stuff!

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Lilly

Life's Little Luxuries. Lily is a cheerful and fresh concept store where you can go for a complete, new outfit but also for interior gadgets and gifts.

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Goldfish

Goldfish is your online kids boutique for girls and boys from 0 to 16 years. In a cool, fresh and contemporary atmosphere we combine top children's clothing brands into a unique concept. We work with established brands but also with trendy newcomers, with large and small children's brands, with Belgian and international brands, always according to our vision and values of creativity, ecology, loyalty and originality.

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Hut

HUT sells deco, accessories, toys, books and a lot of other gifts. A limited selection can be found on hutshop.be!

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Uma

'Self confidence is the best outfit.' Since October 2016, we've been bringing a combination of scandinavian-inspired and local brands. We help you create outfits based on versatile pieces - cleverly mixed with an eye-catcher here and there - that can be casual for the day, but that you can pimp into a great outfit for a night out.

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Pure

Pure is a fashion store that likes to combine unique and quirky for children up to 18 years and hip ladies, we love Belgian design. In our assortment is among others: Ao, Bellerose, Rue Blanche , Maan,Simple Kids, Stones en Bones aangevuld met stijlvolle internationale merken met oa .Scotch and Soda, Wild, Le big, Finger in the nose, Levi's -schoenen: New Balance, D.A.T.E, Birkenstock , Veja, havaianes

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Blossomhouse

Here you can catch your breath in a beautiful mix of accessories, bohemian fashion, fragrances, jewellery and natural care products. Upstairs you will find the wellness centre Lilatree, a place for relaxation, mindfulness and body therapy.

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Simple

A timeless, no-nonsense interior and gift shop on the Vismarkt in the heart of Mechelen. With a creative, open mind, inspirers Amélie and Luk and their team choose the most original furniture and gadgets, preferably with a touch of humour.

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My Ex Boyfriend

Conceptstore My Ex Boyfriend in Mechelen is a beautiful interior store full of vintage furniture and the hippest gadgets of the moment.

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BUGS and BEES

'Shoes for little creatures. You can find us in Mechelen, IJzerenleen 65. Every season the collections are carefully selected and where possible personalized... Size 18 to 41. Good shoes take you to good places. See you soon ...'
Nathalie

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Sneak

'We are a brand new sneaker store & bar that showcases out-of-the-ordinary brands and focusses on what you need to fit your lifestyle. Sneak on in and why not stay for a drink at our bar!'

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The Cacao Project

Pieter Vaes houdt van experimenteren met smaken en vormen. In de chocoladewinkel en het aanpalende atelier aan de Bruul tovert hij zowel klassieke pralines als chocolade met een hoek af uit zijn hoed. Hij zoekt constant naar methodes om creatief met zijn producten om te gaan en de smaken volledig tot hun recht te laten komen. De pralines zijn echte kunstwerkjes en worden op papier ontworpen door de mama van Pieter. Zijn passie werd opgepikt door de juryleden van Gault&Millau 2019.

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Top 10 in Mechelen

Sint-Rombouts Tower
Museum Hof van Busleyden
Kazerne Dossin
Palace of Margaret of Austria
Large Beguinage
Brewery Het Anker
Boat trips on the inner Dijle
8 historical churches
Winter garden Ursuline nuns (Onze-Lieve-Vrouw-Waver)
Dijle path

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Het Predikheren

Cultural hotspot in Mechelen

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De Garage

De Garage describes itself as a Space for Contemporary Art. It offers a packed programme of small exhibitions and though the emphasis is on young artists, this is certainly not to the exclusion of work by established names.

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Boat trips in Mechelen

Embark for a fascinating boat trip on the Dyle, Mechelen's lifeblood!

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Suppen op de Dyle

Are you looking for a fun challenge and do you like water? Then supping (stand up paddling) is your thing! Paddle down the Dyle with a surfboard and discover Mechelen from the water.

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