Belgians know how to enjoy life. And the people of Mechelen are no exception.

The innumerable restaurants, many with terraces, the convivial little corner cafés and ‘brown cafés’ are the living proof.

Meet in Mechelen also has numerous original venues up its sleeve for buffets and receptions. The region boasts an abundance of local specialities too.

A visit to Mechelen is not complete without sampling the award-winning Carolus beers produced by Het Anker brewery, the Mechelen chocolate moons, the Mechelen chicken dish known as ‘koekoek’, and of course Mechelen’s ‘white gold’: asparagus.