Mechelen Tourism, Belgium

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Mechelen (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈmɛxələ(n)] , French: Malines, German: Mecheln, traditional English name: Mechlin) is a city and municipality in the province of Antwerp, Flanders, Belgium. 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 Dyle (Dutch: Dijle) flows through the city, hence it is often referred to as the Dijlestad ("City on the river Dijle"). Mechelen lies on the major urban and industrial axis Brussels–Antwerp, about 25 km from each city. Inhabitants find employment at Mechelen's southern industrial and northern office estates, as well as at offices or industry near the capital and Zaventem Airport, or at industrial plants near Antwerp's seaport. Mechelen is one of Flanders' prominent cities of historical art, with Antwerp, Bruges, Brussels, Ghent, and Leuven. It was notably a centre for artistic production during the Northern Renaissance, when painters, printmakers, illuminators and composers of polyphony were attracted by patrons such as Margaret of York, Margaret of Austria and Hieronymus van Busleyden.

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Unplug yourself and have a laid-back vacation at Mechelen, Belgium. This city offers countless opportunities to click pictures for your travel journal. After your splendid visit to Mechelen, you can proceed to an important near-by city of Antwerp. Take a short trip from Mechelen and set some time aside to explore the Antwerp. Dotted with places like Antwerp Central Station, Mas - Museum Aan De Stroom, Cathedral Of Our Lady; it will definitely be a good idea. Tour packages of Mechelen are of 1 to 2 days duration.

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Facts and Stats for Mechelen*

  • Pollution Statistics in Mechelen

    Know the pollution level of Mechelen before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 37.5 (Low)
    • Water Pollution 50 (Moderate)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 50 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 50 (Moderate)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 50 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 50 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 25 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 50 (Moderate)
  • Mechelen: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Mechelen for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Mechelen.

    • Burglary and Theft 30 (Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 25 (Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 20 (Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 25 (Low)
    • Car Stealing 20 (Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 35 (Low)
    • Attacks 20 (Low)
    • Drug offense 40 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 90 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 60 (High)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 45 (Moderate)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 35 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 45 (Moderate)
  • Living in Mechelen - Quality of Life

    Quality of Life Index of Mechelen is 174.74 (Very High)

    • Safety Index 68.75 (High)
    • Climate Index 87.89 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 49.14 (Moderate)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 30.75 (Low)
    • Cost of Living Index 78.5 (Moderate)
    • Health Care Index 86.11 (Very High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 7.21 (Low)
    • Purchasing Power Index 99.55 (High)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Mechelen

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Mechelen

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.23 USD
    • International Movie per seat 12.38 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 43.63 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 111.4 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 104.8 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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