Sense-Sations is an opportunity to sample the delights of Mechelen’s local food and drink specialties. I was invited by Mechelen Tourism to test it out. It was fun, and if you do it, you might be able to “click” with the shop assistants better than I did!
Looming over Mechelen market square is St. Rumbold’s Tower. You can walk right up to the top. Mind you, there’s 538 steps to climb. But it’s well worth the efforts, for the views from the top are breathtaking.
Covering 12 hectares and with a collection of over 7,000 rare trees and shrubs and many more perennials, Kalmthout Arboretum to the north of Antwerp has become known worldwide. It’s well worth a visit at any time of the year.