Mechelen is a lively sort of place and you sense that immediately! Even the shops have a buzz about them. You can stock up at an outdoor market, or head for Mechelen ‘s main drag de Bruul, which is home to the big brands, and on Sint-Katelijnestraat you’ll find lots of independent retailers and specialist stores. Mechelen has it all!
Tip: If you’re coming by car, park on the Douaneplein and take the free Shopping Shuttle to the centre. Once in the centre, everything is within walking distance!
In Belgium – so of course that means Mechelen too – this year the summer sales start on June 30th. To give you every opportunity to snap up the bargains, the shops will also be open on Sunday July 1st.