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St. Rumbold's Cathedral

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Address: Onder-den-Toren 12, Mechelen 2800, Belgium
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+32 15 29 40 30
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Most church towers offer more or less the same: A nice view over the environment, clocks and the mechanism behind it, and some information and items related to the church's... read more

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Nijmegen, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Most church towers offer more or less the same: A nice view over the environment, clocks and the mechanism behind it, and some information and items related to the church's history. Essentially that's what you get here too, but I think one item stood out as unique to this place, namely the big treadmill that was used until 1930 to... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We were lucky to have great weather so we had a great view on top of the Cathedral. Very romantic activity, but also very good for the whole family

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Mechelen, Belgium
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24 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visit the Cathedral and especially its tower. 538 steps to the top of the tower. Luckily there are some stops on the way: the carillon, the huge bells, information boards that explain what the different floors in the tower were used for, until you reach the top with a glass skywalk that lets you admire Mechelen and its surroundings. With... More 

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Sunshine Coast, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Recently enjoyed a trip up the Bell Tower with my brother and dad. We hadn't pre booked anything so we were lucky the ticket desk opened when we were visiting the church (doesn't open till 1pm). We really enjoyed the climb and each level has something interesting to see / discover. There are good informative signs and we were lucky... More 

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Mechelen, Belgium
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You should have a good condition in order to climb all the stairs in this cathedral. It is really worthwile going upstairs after you have visited the cathedral itself.

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Vienna, Austria
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34 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016 via mobile

Impressive gothic cathedral, with a tower of more than 500 steps up. Which I didn't get to try, since we only had the morning for sightseeing and the tower is not open before 1 pm.

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Mechelen, Belgium
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

Impressive historic building where each corner tells a story about the rich past of Mechelen. The architecture is impressive, the view on top is amazing.

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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

After visiting the beautiful church, we climbed the tower. After a 538 step stair we reached the top of the tower to enjoy the beautiful skywalk and view. Halway we saw the big tower bells.

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Mechelen, Belgium
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12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

This cathedral is a pure beauty. I've been to Venice last year and I found this tower a lot more impressive than the San Marko bell tower. When you visit the cathedral: you must climb the tower. It has the most awesome view. On a clear day you can even see the Atomium in Brussels. There is no elevator though...... More 

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Antwerp, Belgium
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Please visit with a town guide, they are very capable and make the climb much more rewarding : you stop every +- 120 steps and they will tell you more about the cathedral bells, the organ, the construction etc. etc.

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