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Coronavirus: latest news

Mechelen follows federal government regulations to contain the spread of the Corona virus  

On Friday March 13th until at least Friday April 3rd, monuments, museums, attractions, cafés and restaurants will be closed and all public events postponed or cancelled in a bid to combat the spread of the Corona virus COVID-19.

  • The Tourist Information Office and UiT in Mechelen will close until at least 03/04. We are contactable by telephone and email and on social media.
  • Museums and attractions will close until at least 03/04. For specific information about a particular location, please refer to the relevant organization.
  • Cafés and restaurants will be closed until at least 03/04, with the exception of certain takeaway restaurants.
  • All shops providing essential services, such as food shops, animal food shops and pharmacies, will remain open, including at weekends. Other shops will close at the weekends.
  • Events have been cancelled until at least 03/04. For specific information about a particular event, please refer to the relevant organization.
  • Hotels will remain open until further notice; hotel restaurants will close.  
  • With the exception of St Rumbold’s Cathedral, the Basilica of Our Lady of Hanswijk and the Church of Our Lady of Leliëndaal, the historical churches will close.  
  • City parks and gardens will remain open. 

More info: 
Visit Mechelen: provision of services 
Visit Flanders: www.visitflanders.com