Nestled between Antwerp and Brussels, Mechelen is one of the most convenient cities in terms of location. From both cities it's just a 20-minute train journey. With Belgium's foremost cathedral as a highlight, it's also one of Flanders' most historic cities. The Financial Times named Mechelen as one of the 10 European cities of the future. As a matter of fact, Mechelen also has some beautiful places and quite a variety of historic sights to visit. It is the home of arguably Belgium's most important cathedral, St Rumbold's, and one of Mechelen's many highlights is the unparalleled views you are afforded of the entire city (and beyond) from the tower's summit.