"Mechelen......"Magalunas"........"Mechiuns"" Mechelen by roza.v.welzenes

Mechelen Travel Guide: 1 reviews and 16 photos

Mechelen is one of a beautiful, quiet village which is situated in a hilly landscape of South Limburg.I have spend a weekdays in one of the Parkhouse outside the Mechelen area.
What I know by reading the history. It is a village that in the early middle ages, has arisen as a settlement around a country-seat of the sepulchres of Limburg. It's a place where the "Melchelbeek " in the rapidly flowing gully flow. The name itself by immigrants, has been probably brought with from the surroundings of the Belgian Malonne at Namen. And it comes initially of the Germanic word "Magalunas".... and then for,... it is mentioned firstly in a certificate from 1133 as "Mechiuns".

If I'm wrong.... please correct me......:))

Not so many shops around the village area but there are quite a few cossy restaurant and cafe's. This village is also particularly suitable area for a varierty of sports, you can swimming, cycling and horse riding through the polder,... walking in the hillside area,.... in the forest and climbing if you are fanatic...:)).
I noticed that there are many of walking tracks throughout the entire of hillcountry.
Whilst spending my days , I did a lot of brisk walking.

It is also worthy to visit the beautiful city of Maastrict and mysterious Valkenburg, it is just nearby , ít's took probably about 20 mins driving but you can also travel by bus.
Seems also that Mechelen lies in the central of Euregion, so it is also simply nice to visit Aken, keulen in Germany or you can also visit Hasselt, Luik and Sint Truiden in Belgium.
And because that the three countries point just laying a fews kilometres further from one another so it would also be simply easy to crossed over the grens,heading to Eifels or to Ardenne.

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This is one of a kind, the houses in South Limburg.Very much different than a houses where I lived now in South Holland.

This is one of a street where I used to passed by, go and return to my parkhouse.

  • Last visit to Mechelen: Aug 2007
  • Intro Updated Nov 4, 2007
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