In den Roden Schilt

2 Rooms, 2 Studios
All within walking distance
B&B Mechelen

Sleep over in an authentic historic building in Mechelen

We would like to welcome you to our B&B In den Roden Schilt.

Since 2017, we welcome you in our 2 rooms and 2 studios.

As a young couple we travelled around the world. When it was time to find a place of our own our eye fell on a house in the Sint-Katelijnestraat ‘Mansion in the city with large garden’. After visiting the house our hearts said ‘wonderful’ and our minds ‘what are we getting into’. After 10 years of restoration, the property was ready to receive guests.

As a guest you can choose from two rooms: Rumoldus or Alexius. These names do not come out of the blue, but refer to the patron saints of the St. Catherine, Rombouts and Beguinage churches respectively, all three in the immediate vicinity of the B&B. The rooms themselves may not be holy, but they are blessed to sleep in. Because make no mistake: the house and its furnishing may breath history, behind our baroque facade lies contemporary comfort.

In 2021 two studios were added to the neighbouring building. The souvenirs of our travels have found a place in these guest rooms.

We’d like to welcome to our place

Ruben & Nathalie, your hosts


Our Rooms

Let the authentic interior elements in our 2 rooms take you back to the days of before while enjoying contemporary comfort.

Breakfast is available at our rooms.


Guest Room Rumoldus is a spacious room with double bed and lounge that can be converted to an extra double bed. The bathroom is equipped with a bath.

Price: 107 €/night +  city tax: 5,3 €/night (optional: breakfast at 14 €/day per person)


Guest Room Alexius is a double room with a bathroom equipped with a shower.

Price: 88 €/night +  city tax: 5,3 €/nicht (optional: breakfast at 14 €/day per person)


Our Studios

In our studios we welcome you with the same enthusiasm, but we use a different formula. You have a spacious room with separate sitting area, dining table and own kitchenette. Each guest room has its own private bathroom. These guest accommodations are ideal for a somewhat longer stay in Mechelen. Our accommodations are decorated with a wink to our world trip and warm materials.


Guest accomodation Marisol lets you catch your breath after a city visit. You stay in the heart of Mechelen. During the summer months, you can enjoy your own green inner garden in this accomodation.

Price: 90 €/night+ one-time cleaning: 35 € + city tax: 5,3 €/night (optional: breakfast at  14 €/day per person)


In the guest accomodation Poonam, we wish you a wonderful night in comfort and our Indian souvenirs will make you dream of your next (distant) journey.

Price: 90 €/night + one-time cleaning: 35 € + city tax: 5,3 €/night (optional: breakfast at 14 €/day per person)

Food & Drink


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A delicious fresh breakfast, with home-made jam, home-roasted granola and a tasty egg. A tea of your choice, high quality coffee and freshly squeezed orange juice are also included in the breakfast.

Our breakfast is served in the dining room, partly served at the table and partly served as a buffet.

Breakfast is not included in the price of the rooms/studio’s. It can be chosen optionally at 14€/per person.


“Echt een aanrader. We komen veel in hotels van het hogere segment, maar deze B&B doet daar absoluut niet aan onder. Ze hebben natuurlijk geen zwembad en fitness, maar de ligging, het comfort en de gastvrijheid van Nathalie maakt een verblijf tot aangenaam.”


Free WiFi
There is free WIFI in all rooms.

There is paid parking in the centre of Mechelen. Parking in front of the door is only possible for a limited time of to allow you to unload.

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Long-term parking is possible:

  • on private underground parking. Reservation is possible according to availability (12 €/24h) at 100m from the B&B.
  • in the underground public parking Kathedraal (15,50 €/24h) at 300 m from the B&B.
  • on the public parking tower Keerdok (Antonia Wolverstraat 1/Keerdok) 800 m from the B&B (5€/24h).
Non-smoking rooms
All our rooms and accommodation are non-smoking.
All rooms are equipped with a smart TV. Each room has a Chromecast device with which you can stream your own subscription.

Unfortunately, pets are not allowed.

By bus
The central station is within walking distance of the Grote Markt, but there are also plenty of buses on the shuttle service (no. 1) between the two locations.
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The Centrum shuttle departs on platform 11 towards Grote Markt. If you want to go from Grote Markt to the station, you should take the shuttle bus at Schoenmarkt or Veemarkt. Our B&B is located at 5 minutes walking distance from the Grote Markt.

By car
E19- Exit Mechelen-Noord - Follow direction Centre - Turn right at the fourth traffic lights.
By train

Because of its central location, Mechelen is easily reached by train from almost all Belgian and European cities. From Brussels, Leuven and Antwerp, you can be in the city in 20 minutes.

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Mechelen has 2 stations: Mechelen station and Mechelen-Nekkerspoel station. Both stations are within walking distance of the city centre.

From Mechelen it's about a 20-minute walk to our B&B, whereas from Mechelen-Nekkerspoel it's barely 12 minutes. You have to take into account that not all trains stop at Mechelen-Nekkerspoel.

By plane

The Brussels Airpot train station is on level -1. Thanks to a new, super-fast and direct train connection, you can get to Mechelen central station in just 11 minutes! A ticket costs about € 7.

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The airport bus station is on level 0. De Lijn offers direct bus connections to Mechelen station twice an hour, including lines 282, 681, 682, 683 and 686. Bus line 686 can only be taken on weekdays. The bus takes 45 to 50 minutes. A bus ticket costs about € 3.

At Brussels Airport you will find several car rental companies, including Hertz, Avis and Europcar. When you leave the airport park, you immediately reach the motorway. Drive in the direction of Antwerp (E19) and take exit 10 (Mechelen-Zuid) or exit 9 (Mechelen-Noord). Your travel time will be about 25 minutes.

Checkin & Checkout

Checkin is possible from 16h. At arrival you will get all information about the house and your room.

Checkout at 11h. Leaving your luggage behind so you can enjoy Mechelen is no problem at all.

Changes on request.

Cancellation Policy
Cancellation is possible up to 1 week in advance without costs. If cancelled less than 1 week in advance, one night will be charged.
House rules

Pets are not allowed.

The entire house and its rooms are non-smoking. Smoking is only allowed on the roof terrace.

Any questions?

Please contact the host.


To discover

Mechelen is not huge, but it has all the nice things you want from a city.

Bars & Restaurants

From coffee bar to extensive dining, everyone will find something to his liking in Mechelen.

Our favourites:

A delicious historical bag of sweets for the road from Langen Asem , don’t forget to enjoy the beautiful window display.

Coffee and cake at Sister Bean.

Let yourself be tempted by our indoor and super cosy AND delicious food market in the Vleeshalle.

High Tea in Foom at the end of our street.

Aperitif or end the evening in Unwined if you like a glass of wine.

Tapas in SaVa.

If you like it more fancy, you can make a reservation at Cosma Foodhouse or Tinelle.

If you like to be surprised by quirky food sharing dishes based on seasonal vegetables and local products, Julia is the right place for you.

Sight Seeing
Mechelen was for a period in the 15th and 16th century the capital of the Netherlands, Margaret of Austria even lived and worked in our city for a while. As a result, many beautiful buildings were erected in our town. A lot of them have been preserved, our town has the second highest number of historical buildings in Flanders. One of these historical buildings is your B&B.

The top 10 of Mechelen.

Guided Tours

Mechelen is big enough to get lost in the small streets and to taste the atmosphere, but also small enough to quickly find your way back.

A theme walk, a plan, a guided walk. Visit Mechelen will be happy to help.


If you would like to know which exhibitions are running or which festivals are taking place during your stay, just check here.

Day Trips

Still looking for a nice day trip from Mechelen?

Take the bike or the train to Leuven, university town, or Lier, famous for its Zimmer Tower.

Visit our zoo Planckendael..

Enjoy the Winter Garden in Sint-Katelijne-Waver.

Walking & Cycling

Everything in Mechelen is within walking distance, looking for a ‘touch of nature’, discover the walks around Mechelen here.

People from Mechelen love to cycle, not only in the city, but also outside it. Everything about biking in and around Mechelen, you will find here.

Visit Mechelen in style

We take care of it!

So much to see and do in Mechelen. We take care of the perfect base.

Bed & Breakfast Mechelen




“Zeer vriendelijke service met lokale tips. Uitstekende prijs/kwaliteit-verhouding. Uitgebreid ontbijt. Lichte en aangename kamer. Mooi dakterras.”


“Merci Nathalie pour votre accueil et votre hospitalité très chaleureuse. L’hébergement à vraiment beaucoup de charme et de cachet. Chambre, salle de bain et terrasse vraiment agréable, très propre et très coquet. On s’y sent vraiment bien, comme chez soi. Petit déjeuner très copieux et varié. Logement très bien situé dans Maline qui est une très jolie petite ville. Nathalie se tient à notre disposition pour répondre à nos questions, nous apporter des conseils. Je recommande les yeux fermés.”


“Great stay · The owners were very sweet and were very passionate about the town and gave us a lot of good tips. The breakfast was great and served in the dining room of the house. The house itself was beautiful and although completely renovated, still had a lot of original elements. Also a very nice town with more than enough restaurants, bars and shops. But also a lot of old, beautiful houses and small cute streets.”


“Familiäres, liebenswürdig geführtes B&B in guter Lage. Das Zimmer war groß und gemütlich, das Frühstück reichhaltig. Alles wunderbar, eine absolute Empfehlung!“

Visit Mechelen in style

We take care of it!

So much to see and do in Mechelen. We take care of the perfect base.

+32 (0)485 47 91 31
Sint-Katelijnestraat 73, 2800 Mechelen