Destination guide

The historical area of Mechelen awaits your stay

Enjoy the area's museums, history and cathedral with a rental holiday home in Mechelen. Renowned for its monuments, parks and theatres, this city welcomes all visitors. NATO Headquarters and Atomium are just a couple of the must-see attractions in the area. Whether you're planning a family holiday, romantic stay or trip with friends, holiday rentals offer features like full kitchens and laundry facilities for a more convenient stay.


Activities and attractions in and around Mechelen

Are you looking for top things to see and do during your stay? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable holiday rental, you'll want to experience everything that Mechelen has to offer. Here are some of the top attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Mini-Europe (11.2 mi / 18 km)
  • Antwerp Zoo (13.2 mi / 21.3 km)
  • Achter de Kazerne Stadium (0.6 mi / 1 km)
  • RC Mechelen Stadium (0.7 mi / 1.1 km)
  • De Nekker (1.1 mi / 1.7 km)
  • Planckendael Zoo (2.5 mi / 4 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural features in Mechelen

Whether you're looking for adventure or just want to appreciate the scenery, Mechelen is a great spot to appreciate mother nature. These are a few of the area's most stunning sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Kruidtuin (0.5 mi / 0.8 km)
  • Vrijbroek Park (1 mi / 1.6 km)
  • De Nekker (1.1 mi / 1.7 km)
  • Tivoli Park (1.2 mi / 1.9 km)
  • De Schorre Provincial Park (6.1 mi / 9.8 km)
  • National Botanic Garden of Belgium (9.4 mi / 15.1 km)
How to get there

How to get to and around Mechelen

The nearest airport is in Brussels (BRU-Brussels - National), located 9.2 mi (14.7 km) from the city centre. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you could book a flight to Antwerp (ANR-Antwerp Intl.), which is 11.2 mi (18 km) away.

If you prefer to travel by train, Mechelen Nekkerspoel Station, Mechelen Station and Muizen Station are the main stations in the city.

How many holiday rentals are available around Mechelen?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 80 holiday lettings around Mechelen. From 45 flats & apartments to 19 houses, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Mechelen?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of holiday accommodations for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Mechelen:

  • Stalingrad: 215 holiday homes
  • Matonge: 127 holiday homes
  • Onze-Lieve-Vrouw-ter-Sneeuw: 191 holiday homes
  • Wijk van de Squares: 105 holiday homes
  • Amandus-Atheneum: 70 holiday homes

For other neighbourhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Mechelen? offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Mechelen. From travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Planckendael Zoo: 735 holiday lettings
  • Mechelen (ZGP-Mechelen Train Station): 795 holiday lettings
  • Basilica of Our Lady of Hanswijk: 668 holiday lettings
  • St. Rumbold's Cathedral: 670 holiday lettings
  • Refuge of Tongerlo Abbey: 736 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Mechelen listed on where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Flats in Mechelen?

Yes, of course. offers 45 Flats in Mechelen. Our other popular types of Mechelen holiday rentals include:

  • Houses: 19 self catering accommodations
  • Studios: 46 self catering accommodations
  • Villas: 6 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Bed & breakfasts and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Mechelen?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 4 holiday homes with pool available in Mechelen. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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