Mechelen was founded on the banks of the river Dyle. Beautiful for walks / cycling tours, and has lot of beautiful parks and protected nature-sites. Mechelen boasts on being a child-friendly city: with a children’s science museum, toy museum, zoo, outdoor leisure center, swimming pool and many playgrounds kids love it here!Both motorway and bus/train station are only 5 minutes from the house making Brussels, Antwerp, Leuven, Gent, Brugge or other Belgian sites , easy to reach. Belgium is so small than you can also easily reach some cities in our neighboring countries for a mini trip : - France : Paris, Euro Disney, Champagne, Strasbourg, Normandy... - Netherlands : Amsterdam, Zeeland... - Germany : Köln …We have tourist information and maps available for you in our house. We would love to help you out with planning your trip.
Belgium is listed by Lonely Planet as a top 10 destination for 2014! http://www.lonelyplanet.com/travel-tips-and-articles/lonely-planets-best-in-travel-2014-top-10-countries
This makes it a perfect place for exploring Belgium in general. our house it is really a short walk to the grand place, shops, cafes, restaurants.... only ONE minute!
In summer time we have music festivals in the park ..etc You can visite Planckendael with all his wild animals or go for a boat trip on de Dijle. There are a lot of bike and foot trails near the rivers that surround our city. You can go to the cinema or theater, visit a museum... to much to list up. You will find all the touristic info in a big map ready for you on our living table : )