Mechelen Transportation

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    To Mechelen by train

    by toonsarah Written Oct 19, 2007

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    To get to Mechelen I took the Eurostar from London to Brussels and from there changed to a regular train. The journey to Brussels took only 2.5 hours from London and will be even quicker next month when the new terminal at St Pancras and high-speed line open. All tickets to Belgium include onward travel to any other destination in Belgium, providing you travel within 24 hours of your Eurostar journey. The Eurostar arrives at the Midi station in Brussels, which conveniently is also the terminus for departures to Mechelen. Trains to the latter leave very frequently and take only 25 minutes – look for trains going in the direction of Antwerp. Mechelen is almost exactly halfway between these two larger cities, and would make a good day out from either.

    The station in Mechelen is well served by buses, or a taxi to a hotel in the old town will cost about €5. If you aren’t carrying any heavy bags and prefer to walk it will take about 15 minutes from here to the Grote Markt.

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    Dream Cars exibition in Mechelen

    by Luchonda Written Apr 29, 2007

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    Neckershallen - April 2007, the place to be for private or public exhibitions
    I visited this place at the meeting of "Dream Cars", and damned i saw a lot of them, even HONDA had a few cars, dream cars like a Honda"Prelude"

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    Parking in Mechelen

    by Diana75 Updated Apr 12, 2006

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    Parking place near the Church of St. John

    When you go abroad by car and don't know the cities the most difficult part is to find a good and close to the centre parking place, especially if you don't have map.

    We just assumed that this parking place was close to the Cathedral, there was so sign of Saint Rumbold's Tower, but we've been really lucky.

    The parking is close to the Church of St. John and we paid only EUR 1.5-/hour.

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    By train

    by tompt Updated Jun 12, 2005
    This is not a station........

    This is the stationbuilding in Mechelen-Nekkerspoel. And what is in large letters on its facade?
    THIS IS NOT A STATION.
    And if you are from another country and speak another language, your language is probably there too. It is written in many languages.
    This must be Belgium...........

    But seriously, even if they don't use the old stationbuilding anymore, it is easy to reach Mechelen by train. There are two stations: Mechelen and Mechelen-Nekkerspoel.

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    By train

    by Helga67 Written Jun 7, 2005

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    Train station

    Mechelen has two train stations: Mechelen and Mechelen-Nekkerspoel. The latter is the closest to the important places in Mechelen. You will need about 10 to 15 minutes to get to the centre of town. Be aware that both stations are not always accessible by the same train.

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    The outskirts and surroundings by bus

    by Pavlik_NL Written May 21, 2004

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    Most busses also stop on the

    "De lijn", Belgium's public bus company, has many services in Mechelen and surrounding area. This is very useful to get to places outside the centre or in Mechelen's surroundings. More information can be obtained on their website.

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    Walk and see everything as it was ment to be seen

    by Pavlik_NL Written May 21, 2004

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    Sightseeing in Mechelen ... by foot.

    The centre of Mechelen is compact and walking is therefore the best way of getting around in the town. Distances are short and the intensivity of sightseeing by foot is much better then going by bus or car. Actually, it would be impossible to do so, as certain alleys are just much to small or one-way traffic (and guess what ... it's always the other way around - haha).

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    Mechelen, right between Antwerpen and Brussel

    by Pavlik_NL Written May 21, 2004

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    Want to go here? Then follow

    Mechelen can be easily reached by car following the highway (E19) going between Brussel and Antwerpen. Also the A1 road glides across it's borders. Exit "Mechelen" is clearly stated, but focus on "Centrum" and not on the earlier / later "Noord" (=North) or "Zuid" (South).
    Trains, running between Antwerpen and Brussel, also stop at Mechelen. The first railroad on mainland Europe actually had Mechelen as station!

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    Take the train....

    by belgianchocolate Written Dec 29, 2003

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    Station Nekkerspoel

    Mechelen is in the middle of BRUSSELS and ANTWERP. Every train between these two cities stops in Mechelen. Except for the international train 'THALYS'.

    Mechelen has got two stations - MECHELEN and MECHELEN-Nekkerspoel.

    MECHELEN-nekkerspoel is the most convenient one to visit mechelen. It stops only a five minutes walk away from this little cities center.

    The line BRUSSELS-ANTWERP is the most crowded line in the country.

    Watch out and plan your trip a bit...not every train stops in station Nekkerspoel.

    It will take you 20 minutes to go to Antwerp and about 25 minutes to Brussels. So you don't have any excuse to miss this city.

    The largest toymuseum in the world is right behind station 'Mechelen-Nekkerspoel'.

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    Railway

    by bonio Updated Mar 26, 2007

    We noticed that there are two railway stations in Mechelen, of the two Nekkerspoel is slightly closer to the centre than Mechelen itself. Some intercity trains do not stop at Nekkerspoel.

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    Try train

    by Sjalen Written Jan 29, 2004
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    Mechelen is between Brussels and Antwerp which means that all trains between the two (and they are many) stop here as do the Brussels to Amsterdam trains on the same route.

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