Grote Markt
Grote Markt
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Robert O
Rotterdam, The Netherlands5,491 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Family
Indeed a "big" market considering Mechelen has just under 90,000 inhabitants. Over a thousand years people have been gathering here in what was once the capital of the low lands. Older than Amsterdam or Bruges, but fewer historic (merchant) buildings have been preserved, though the cathedral and the 'schepenhuis' (now tourist office) from the early 1300s and city hall (early 1500s) are welcome exceptions. Cosy atmosphere and relatively quiet compared to more well-known Flemish city squares.
Written 29 June 2024
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Robbert L
Amsterdam, The Netherlands2,221 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
A lot of people tend to go to Antwerp, Ghent and/or Bruges. Do not forget Mechelen. History. Dates back to 16th century. Important city. Market square is very beautiful. Cosy, nice restaurants, a walk along the river Dijle. All this makes Mechelen very agreeable.
Written 17 September 2023
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Kate H
Reading, UK199 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022
Traditional Belgian square, surrounding by bars and restaurants and underground parking. A must to sit and have a beer while visiting Mechelen
Written 13 August 2022
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Harald
3 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2022
During our stay, the market square was lit with Valentine Days lights which looked very romantic. The building facades look very nice.
Written 31 January 2022
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JWidmann
Frederick, MD38 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021
The Grotemarkt is beautiful, with the stadhuis and historic stadhuises (all three of them) viewable from there, along with Sint-Romboutskathedraal, and historic residences. However, it is all best discovered on a Saturday morning, when the weekly market is there. You can get great deals on just about anything, from Mussels to meat to bread to cheese to fresh squeezed orange juice to shoes, clothing and cleaning supplies. If you come at 11:30, you will be entertained by world-famous Stads Beiaardier Eddy Marien, playing the carillon (Beiaard) of 49 bells in Sint-Romboutstoren, for an hour.
Written 5 November 2021
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Mittal Shah
Mumbai, India75 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019
It is a big city center. When we visited there was a farmers market and was fun to stroll around.

In the night the lighting is awesome. Mostly all the historical place one can see from the city center. One side you can see the tower of St Rumbold's Cathedral.

There are quite few restaurants at the city center.
Written 26 March 2020
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Ogige
Crema, Italy262 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Family
Nice Belgian style square with little bars all around. Nice for a walk or to sit and have a chat on the tables outside. On sundays the huis van mechelar (unsure about spelling) is closed
Written 28 January 2020
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adnila
Mechelen, Belgium81 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
almost every month there is a new thing in town. For the month of december a beautiful lightshow is displayed on the cityhall.
Written 8 December 2019
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Lions300
Melbourne, Australia600 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
One of the prettiest Grote Markts I have seen. The cathedral shadows it from one side and the beautiful gothic building on the other. Loved the little offshoots of little mazey streets all around.
Written 8 October 2019
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Christophe Wybo
Harelbeke, Belgium363 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019
Try to imagine how Mechelen must have been centuries ago. All these beautiful buildings help you in this.
Written 8 September 2019
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