And so I finally left Vlezenbeek. My very first stop is ‘Mechelen’, just 30 km outside Brussels. My hostess is Yolis. She took me out to town this afternoon for some sightseeing. She told me a lot of interesting things of this nice, historical town.
You can recognize this city from a distance by the majestical ‘Sint-Romboutstoren’ (Saint-Rumbolds Tower) of the cathedral. The tower was never finished but still measures 97.28 meter and you can climb the stairs all way to the top. Inside this tower you can find 49 huge bells, which all have there own names and still are used for the ‘carillon-concerts’. The people in ‘Mechelen’ are very found of flowers, … the whole old city center is decorated with flowers. Mechelen even has a ‘botanical’ garden just across one of the several bridges which give access to the city center, … the ideal place to take a break.