Bed And BREAKFAST
In den Roden Schilt
3 Rooms, 2 Studios
All within walking distance
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 3 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 three rooms: Catharina, 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
Let the authentic interior elements in our 3 rooms take you back to the days of before while enjoying contemporary comfort.
Breakfast is available at our rooms.
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.
We do not serve breakfast here.
Food & Drink
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 service is included in the price of the rooms, no breakfast service availble in the studios.
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.
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 Rode Kruisplein (€3.00/day) 500 m from the B&B.
Unfortunately, pets are not allowed.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Pets are not allowed.
The entire house and its rooms are non-smoking. Smoking is only allowed on the roof terrace.
Please contact the host.
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. Here is an overview: https://www.hamstereninmechelen.be/horeca
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.
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.
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.
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“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!“
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