Mechelen is a small and picturesque city that is big on charm and history, thriving with quaint shops, car-free areas and pleasant little squares. Students from…
Margaret of Austria was regent of the Habsburg Netherlands between 1507 and 1530. Her residential palace was the Hof van Savoye (Court of Savoy), the first renaissance building in the Low Countries. The renaissance spread from here. Note the magnificent renaissance frontage and the charming garden. From 1616 to 1796 the palace was home to the Great Council, the highest court of law in the Southern Netherlands.
The concept "Shop-Taste-Meet" brings people together in the unique historical framework of “De Vleeshalle”, an old market hall build in 1881. All your senses kick in here: sight, sound, smell and of course taste! You’ll be amazed at the wide range of authentic and irresistible foods available in the former ‘Meat Hall’. Doing your regular shop here is a far cry from the supermarket routine. It’s an experience to relish!
The historical rooms of 't Vliegend Peert also contain a museum, built around a permanent collection of paintings from the sixteenth century, on the basis of a long term loan. The name of the museum, Het Zotte Kunstkabinet (The Foolish Art Collection), refers to the specific theme of the paintings, satirical-moralising, in the 16th century also referred to as Sot (Foolisch).
Palace of Margaret of Austria. Margaret of Austria was regent of the Habsburg Netherlands between 1507 and 1530. On the picture you can see her residence in Mechelen. She had a turbulent life, she was given away in marriage for three times. And when she finally found the love of her life he died after three years of marriage, she was only 24, afterwards she never married again.But there is a lot more to tell and know about Margaret !! Visit the palace and garden in mechelen,
Art Nouveau Winter Garden, in the village of Onze-Lieve-Vrouw-Waver, Belgium (between Antwerp & Brussels). The identity of the architect of the greenhouse in 1900 has been lost in the passage of time, but its magnificent stained glass dome and the interior decoration remains as a testament to the dazzling beauty of Art Nouveau architecture