parking mechelen
car parking belgium
The inner city of MECHELEN is a car-free zone where traffic is not permitted from 11:00-18:00. Signs on the city ring will lead you to the car parks, which are all on short walking distances from the inner city. A Low Emmision Zone doesn't exist in the city centre of Mechelen.
car parking mechelen


City Centre
Operational hours
Charge and Stay
Monday to Sunday
08:00 - 20:00
€ 2.50/hour
max. 2 hours (*)
(*) max 30 min. Hoogstraat, IJzerenleen and Hanswijkstraat : € 0,70/30min.


p-europe Station : Monday-Sunday 08:00-20:00, max 2 hours, € 2.50/hour
p-europe Max 4 hours Mon-Sat 08:00-20:00 : Gezellelaan, Olivetenvest, Koningin Astridlaan, Benedenlaan, Schuttersvest, Speecqvest,Raghenoplein : 1st hr €1.80, 2 hrs €4.40, 3 hrs €6.80, 4 hrs €8.90.
p-europeUnlimited parking : Rode Kruisplein, Zandpoortvest, Postzegellaan :€ 1.00/hr, max € 5.00/day.


In the blue zones around the city centre you may park 2 hours for free with an international blue parking disc on Monday to Friday from 09:00 - 18:00.


If you intend to stay for more than 2 hours you have to park in one of the car parks in the city centre. Parking rates : € 2.30/hr, daily max. € 16.00.
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Events in Mechelen

Some of the biggest events in Mechelen include:
  1. Maanrock Festival: This free music festival takes place in August and features a variety of musical genres and performers.

  2. Mechelen Houdt je Warm: This winter festival takes place from late November to early January and features a variety of winter activities, including ice skating, Christmas markets, and live music.

  3. Dijlefeesten: This summer festival takes place in July and features a variety of musical acts, street theater, and food and drink stalls.

  4. Mechelse Culinair: This food festival takes place in September and features a variety of local cuisine and beer.

  5. Bruisend Mechelen: This summer festival takes place in August and features a variety of cultural events, including music, dance, and theater.

  6. Christmas in Mechelen: This festive event takes place in December and features a variety of Christmas markets, live music, and seasonal activities.

Popular tourist Attractions in Mechelen

  1. St. Rumbold's Cathedral: This stunning Gothic cathedral dates back to the 13th century and features a beautiful tower with panoramic views of the city.

  2. Grote Markt: This historic square is lined with beautiful buildings and is a popular spot for outdoor cafes and restaurants.

  3. Palace of Margaret of Austria: This Renaissance palace dates back to the 16th century and is now home to the City Museum.

  4. Kazerne Dossin: This former military barracks is now a Holocaust museum and memorial.

  5. Mechelen Beguinage: This UNESCO World Heritage Site is a beautifully preserved complex of buildings that once housed a community of religious women.

  6. Het Anker Brewery: This historic brewery offers tours and tastings of its famous beers, including the award-winning Gouden Carolus.

  7. Toy Museum Mechelen: This charming museum showcases a collection of antique toys and games from around the world.