Free Walking Sightseeing Tour #3 in Mechelen, Belgium


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Tour Facts

Number of sights 5 sights
Distance 4.2 km
Ascend 30 m
Descend 27 m

Explore Mechelen in Belgium with this free self-guided walking tour. The map shows the route of the tour. Below is a list of attractions, including their details.

Individual Sights in Mechelen

Sight 1: De Goede Herder

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De Goede Herder Steyaert, Rita / CC BY 4.0

The Good Shepherd Church is a Roman Catholic church building in the Pasbrug-Nieuwendijk district of the municipality of Sint-Katelijne-Waver, located at Mechelsesteenweg 331.

Wikipedia: Goede Herderkerk (Sint-Katelijne-Waver) (NL), Heritage Website

1970 meters / 24 minutes

Sight 2: Joods Museum van Deportatie en Verzet

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Joods Museum van Deportatie en Verzet

The Kazerne Dossin Holocaust memorial is the only part of the Kazerne Dossin: Memorial, Museum and Documentation Centre on Holocaust and Human Rights established within the former Mechelen transit camp of World War II, from which, in German-occupied Belgium, arrested Jews and Romani were sent to concentration camps. The aforementioned museum and documentation centre are housed in a new purpose-built complex across the public square.

Wikipedia: Kazerne Dossin Memorial, Museum and Documentation Centre (EN)

604 meters / 7 minutes

Sight 3: Groot Begijnhof Mechelen

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The Great Beguinage of Mechelen was founded in the 13th century and has been located within the city walls since the end of the 16th century.

Wikipedia: Groot Begijnhof Mechelen (NL), Heritage Website

411 meters / 5 minutes

Sight 4: Van der Valk Hotel

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Van der Valk Hotel Michiel1972 / CC BY-SA 3.0

The Swimming Dock in Mechelen was a swimming pool from its opening in 1924 until its closure in 2001. Since then, the building, which was built in the Art Nouveau style, has been empty. The building, located on the Rode Kruisplein and on the retaining dock of the Binnendijle, is a protected monument.

Wikipedia: Zwemdok (Mechelen) (NL), Website, Heritage Website

1259 meters / 15 minutes

Sight 5: Oud Oefenplein

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Oud Oefenplein, popularly known as 'Plein', is the social housing estate between Antwerpsesteenweg and Liersesteenweg in Mechelen-Noord in Mechelen. It was built around 1960 and has a few hundred residential units. After 2001, a start was made with the renovation of the houses in the district. There are two large apartment blocks in the center.

Wikipedia: Oud Oefenplein (NL)


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