In the footsteps of Margareta

‘In the footsteps of Margareta’ is a handy brochure outlining walks leading to highlights from the fifteenth century when Mechelen came under the rule of the Dukes of Burgundy. You have three circular walks of different lengths to choose from, depending on your degree of interest and the time you have available.

Travel five hundred years back in time to the days when Mechelen was the capital of the Netherlands. As the city was also the seat of Margareta of Austria’s court, scores of Burgundian noblemen settled here too.

This prosperous period left its mark on the city and traces of it have survived to this day, including Burgundian palaces, historic churches, wooden façades and sumptuously decorated guildhalls. This brochure takes you back to that rich Burgundian era.

The excellent value Sense-sations package contains vouchers which provide a taste of Mechelen, both edible and cultural.

Sense-sations package

Do you want to make your visit even more of an experience? Then consider purchasing a surprising voucher booklet full of Sense-sations.

An amazing array of typical Mechelen flavours awaits you. The Sense-sations package is the perfect introduction to a handful of local specialities, from beer-based cheese to artisan sweet treats. Don’t forget to take a breather while sampling all these goodies. The package also entitles you to discounts to various must-see attractions and monuments.


Practical information

On sale at Visit Mechelen and our B&B

Available in NL/FR/EN/DU/SP

Price: €3.5

Sense-sations package:

Available in: EN/NL/FR


€ 6