Ascent of St Rumbold's Tower

The St. Rumbold's Tower closes because of the corona virus. All planned activities are canceled. The measure applies until at least Friday, 3th of April 2020.

Climb St. Rumbold’s Tower: there is no better way to discover the city than with your head in the clouds.

St. Rumbold’s Tower offers an all-in-one unique experience. The skywalk around this 97-metre tall tower and the climb up to it are simply amazing.

Check the visitor’s guide to take a ramble through the amazing history of St. Rumbold’s Tower, with plenty of interesting facts and loads of fun activities for children. You may even run into the tower guard or the city carillonneur as you make your way up or down the stairs.

A great way to see, feel and experience the city, from the top of this stately belfry. 

Our tower, your spire  - become a Tower Builder!

Did you know that St Rumbold’s Tower was never actually completed? The people of Mechelen once dreamt of building the world’s highest cathedral. The tower was to have reached a height of 163 metres, including a majestic spire. But for various reasons, building work came to a standstill at just 97 metres and the spire never materialized. This year the city is joining forces with the people of Mechelen and visitors to build the long-awaited spire. Even if it’s only temporary. Will you visit #ourtower this year? Share your experience and be part of this unique moment.  
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Over the next few months we will be building a spire together with the people of Mechelen and visitors. It will be a whopping 70 metres high! Are you a dab hand with a paintbrush or power drill? Would you like to try your hand at folding large-scale origami? Or maybe your skills lie in wood or metal working?  Perhaps you would make a good foreman? Then go to, choose your speciality and workshop and become a Tower Builder! 


1 to 1.5 hours


Individual visitors

  • Daily from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Saturday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
  • Last admission at 5 p.m.
  • Closed: 25.12 & 1.1
  • Maximum 25 visitors are admitted every 20 minutes

Groups on a guided visit

click here for more information.


  • Adults: € 8 | in a group (min. 10 pers.): € 6 
  • Children and young adults (4-26 yrs): € 3
  • Family ticket: 1 or 2 adults + 1 to 4 children/young adults under 26 yrs: 20% discount
  • Teacher’s card: € 6

The number of visitors is limited.
Booking is recommended for individuals and mandatory for groups.

 Buy your tickets here


St Rumbolds Tower, Onder den Toren 12, 2800 Mechelen