MAASMECHELEN, THE BEATING HEART OF LIMBURG
Maasmechelen is located at the crossroads of Belgium, Germany and the Netherlands, less than an hour’s drive from Brussels, Antwerp, Düsseldorf, Cologne and Maastricht. This strategic location near the border triangle ensures easy access to Willemskaai for domestic and foreign travellers.
The town of Maasmechelen is a part of the Belgian province of Limburg and offers many points of interest: Maasmechelen Village, the M2 shopping mall, the Elaisa Wellness Centre and the beautiful Mechelse Heide nature reserve are all within easy reach, within cycling distance from Willlemskaai.
A PARADISE FOR SHOPAHOLICS
Maasmechelen was put on the international map by the unique shopping experience in Maasmechelen Village, the ‘Disneyland’ for shopaholics. In Maasmechelen Village, a stone’s throw from Willemskaai, , you can enjoy deluxe outlet shopping in a cosy open-air ‘village’ setting, where you are welcomed with superior service. In addition to exceptional prices for luxury brands, an event calendar creates even more added value. For instance, Fashion Point offers the latest collections of high fashion designers for women and men. But there is more… opposite Willemskaai you will find the M2 shopping mall, where experience is key, with many brands, supermarkets, hotels, cafés and restaurants and a DIY store under one roof.
THE NATURAL BEAUTY OF HOGE KEMPEN
Nature lovers can indulge themselves in Maasmechelen, known for the “Hoge Kempen National Park”, also called “Mechelse Heide”. This nature reserve offers great spots for active outdoor enthusiasts. From the top (104 m) of the so-called ‘terrils’, you are treated to superb panoramic views of the nature reserve. In August and September, when the entire heathland turns purple, Mechelse Heide offers wonderful scenes of natural beauty.
UNIQUE LOCATION ALONG THE BANKS OF THE WILLEMS CANAL
The Willems Canal makes its way right through the provinces of Dutch Limburg, Belgian Limburg and North Brabant. It is a lateral canal of the river Meuse and connects with multiple important waterways. The 122 km-long Willems Canal runs through Maastricht, Maasmechelen, Bree, Weert, Helmond and ’s-Hertogenbosch, among others. This makes it the perfect waterway for both professional and recreational yachting enthusiasts.
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HIKING & CYCLING PLEASURE BETWEEN WOODLAND AND MEUSE
Along the banks of the Willems Canal you can go on great hiking and cycling trips, while enjoying restful views. Cycling in Maasmechelen is an experience all year long, since Willemskaai is connected to the famous Limburg cycling network, ensuring hours of sporting fun along varied landscapes with charming villages, vibrant city centres, numerous cultural sights and pristine nature.