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    Mechelen, the religious capital of Belgium (because of the seat of the Cardinal), was build near the river Dijle and the Leuven canal. The town has an interesting history, dating back to the dark ages, which has left many architectural masterpieces to admire. The first train on the European continent drove between Brussels and Mechelen, in 1835.

    Today, the city offers many shopping facilities, as well as museums and artwork. The Grand Place is one of the most beautiful in Belgium, with many open space and terraces. Apart from that Mechelen has the ambition of being the most child-friendly city of Flanders, establishing many facilities and activities for children. (e.g. Technopolis and the Toy Museum)

    Mechelen is a Dutch-speaking city in the province of Antwerp, Flanders. The municipality comprises the city of Mechelen proper, some quarters at its outskirts, the hamlets of Nekkerspoel (adjacent) and Battel (a few kilometers away), as well as the villages of Walem, Heffen, Leest, Hombeek, and Muizen. The Dijle flows through the city, hence the term 'Dijlestad' (Dijle City).

    Mechelen lies on the major urban & industrial axis Brussels-Antwerp, about 25 km from each city.

    Places of interest are:

    St. Rumbold's Cathedral) with its dominating tower (UNESCO World Heritage)
    The Church of St. John the Evangelist and the church of Our Lady across the river Dijle
    The domed baroque Basilica of Our Lady of Hanswyck by native architect Lucas Faydherbe, of whom Some sculptures can also be found in the cathedral - he was a pupil and leading assistant of Rubens.
    The Brusselpoort, last remaining of the city's twelve gates
    The Schepenhuis, oldest stone-built city hall in Flanders and historical seat of the Great Council or Supreme Court
    The gothic-renaissance Hof van Busleyden where Jeroen alias Hiëronymus van Busleyden received Erasmus, Thomas More, and the later Pope Adrian VI. These three recently restored buildings together now house the City Museum
    The Palace of Margaret of York; the oldest renaissance building north of the Alps. In one of these palaces, Anne Boleyn was educated for some time as well
    The Lakenhal (hall for merchants of woollen cloth) and the 14th century Belfry (UNESCO World Heritage) beside it
    For the shopaholics : shoppingstreet Ijzerenleen
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    • Kazerne Dossin – Memorial
      0.92 Km from Mechelen
      The Kazerne Dossin – Memorial, Museum and Documentation Centre on Holocaust and Human Rights is a museum in Mechelen, Belgium, which was established on the site of a German assembly camp where Jews and Gypsies were gathered before being taken to concentration camps to the east.
    • Planckendael Zoo
      3.85 Km from Mechelen
      Planckendael is a zoo, located on the grounds of Planckendael castle in the village Muizen in Belgium. In 1956 the Royal Zoological Society of Antwerp (KMDA) bought the estate Planckendael. Planckendael keep exotic animals like rhinos, bison and various antelope species, but also several local species. Planckendael also has extensive leisure facilities: For children there is a large separate play area.
    • Duvel Moortgat Brewery
      10.56 Km from Mechelen
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    • Beerschot Tennis Club
      13.19 Km from Mechelen
      The Beerschot Tennis Club, now known as the Royal Beerschot Tennis and Hockey Club is a club founded in 1899 in Kontich, Belgium, located in neighboring Antwerp. It hosted the tennis events for the 1920 Summer Olympics.
    • Arboretum Wespelaar
      13.38 Km from Mechelen
      Arboretum Wespelaar is an arboretum in Wespelaar, Belgium. The arboretum was started in 1984, as an extension of the dendrological collections of Philippe de Spoelberch, to the north of his estate of Herkenrode. In 2007, the arboretum and its collections were donated to the Foundation Arboretum Wespelaar which was set up to guarantee the future of the collections and arrange for their opening to the public in 2011. Some 2000 different taxa can be seen on the 20 hectare grounds. The arboretum br...
    • Expo 58
      17.15 Km from Mechelen
      Expo 58, also known as the Brussels World’s Fair (Dutch: Brusselse Wereldtentoonstelling, French: Exposition Universelle et Internationale de Bruxelles), was held from 17 April to 19 October 1958. It was the first major World's Fair after World War II.
    • Middelheim Open Air Sculpture Museum
      17.89 Km from Mechelen
      Middelheim Open Air Sculpture Museum (Dutch Beeldentuin Middelheim Museum) is a sculpture park of 30 acres in the park part of the Middelheim Nachtegalen Park at Antwerp.
    • KSK Heist (women)
      18.50 Km from Mechelen
      KSK Heist is a Belgian football team from Heist-op-den-Berg, who also has several women's teams in provincial divisions. This ladies team is part of K.S.K. Heist, which is affiliated to the KBVB with number 2948 and has blue and white as their club colours. The women's department is the formal FC Astrio Begijnendijk, a topclub in the early years of the official women's football in Belgium in the early 70's.
    • K.S.K. Heist
      18.50 Km from Mechelen
      51°04′00.13″N 4°44′02.91″E Koninklijke Sportkring Heist is a professional Belgian association football club from the city of Heist-op-den-Berg in the province of Antwerp. They are affiliated to the Royal Belgian Football Association with basic number 2948 and has white and blue as their traditional colours. The club plays at Gemeentelijk Sportcentrum and is currently in the Second Division. All in all, Heist spent 9 seasons at the third level of Belgian football, from 1987–88 to 1993–94, and fro...
    • De Koninck Brewery
      19.81 Km from Mechelen
      De Koninck Brewery (Brouwerij De Koninck) is a Belgian brewery based in Antwerp (Antwerpen in Dutch). The glass in which De Koninck's flagship beer is served is called a bolleke, although this term is most colloquially used to refer to a glass filled with the beer itself and is the way the beer is ordered in bars.

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    Month Temp °C Rainfall Cm Temp °F Rainfall Inches
    Jan 3.1 68 37.6 26.8
    Feb 3.4 52.3 38.1 20.6
    Mar 6.3 50.1 43.3 19.7
    Apr 9.2 53.3 48.6 21
    May 13.7 54.9 56.7 21.6
    Jun 16.2 67.7 61.2 26.7
    Jul 18.1 80 64.6 31.5
    Aug 17.4 75.3 63.3 29.6
    Sep 14.9 67.7 58.8 26.7
    Oct 10.7 75.3 51.3 29.6
    Nov 6.2 75.6 43.2 29.8
    Dec 3.9 77.2 39 30.4

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