Dossin Barracks is a very special place in the history of Belgium. During the Second World War 25.000 Jews and Gypsies expected in this camp on their last journey to the gas chambers of Auschwitz. In place of the camp they built a museum that is a reminder of the horrors of war. Museum designed by a leading Belgian architect Bob Van Reeth.
Goswin de Stassartstraat B- 153 2800 Mechelen
Monday - Friday 9.00 - 17.00
Saturday - Sunday 9.30 - 17.00
Wednesday - closed
Adult 10 Euro
Great trip, the boat channels Mechelen is a great way to relax while exploring the city. It gives us the opportunity to see Mechelen from a different perspective.
Walk through the streets of Mechelen
Take a stroll along the beautiful canals entangling Mechelen, especially since the city has prepared a path in a truly professional manner. You can walk for hours admiring the historic architecture and beautiful views, and tired of the long journey probably dine in one of the many restaurants and pubs, which on this route is missing.
One of the obligatory tourist points is the last existing city gate called the gate of Brussels. It is preserved in excellent condition, but is not open to visitors, but should move away a little from the center of Mechelen to see her.
Heading toward the gate of the Brussels move by Great Bridge, sometimes called Large Bridge and High Bridge. It combines Ijzerenleen with Korenmarkt. This charming bridge was built of sandstone in the thirteenth century. It is the oldest stone bridge in Flanders. In the past, it was here the toll. In the vicinity of the bridge there are many charming sixteenth century houses.
While walking along the promenade along the channel should reach the square fish (Vismarkt) . P he first time started fish trade in this square in 1531, when it moved dealin fish merchants from the street Ijzerenleen, because of complaints of inhabitants of the smell of fish sold. After a day on the square you will find several fish shops. Both fish square and the adjoining street Nauwstraat are very active in the early hours. Here we find many cafes, stylish bars and nice restaurants. This can be a very nice stop on our walk through the streets of Mechelen.
While walking the streets of Mechelen it is sometimes stray from the beaten path, turn in unknown places. Sometimes you can reach the beautiful regions, with magnificent gardens, such as those in the sixteenth century houses refugees, or hit the place like this near the church. John from behind the windows where you can watch restorers at work sites.
The original architecture and beautiful views are the reasons why you should go a little bit from the center of Mechelen and venture into the narrow streets, free from the hustle and bustle. Mechelen is a city of flowers, they are everywhere. This adds charm to this historic city.