MaasmechelenBelgian province Limburg, on the border with the Netherlands. It used to be an important mining town, but now all the mines have closed and some of the mining sites have been redeveloped into interesting sites.
phone: +32 89 76 98 88address: Zetellaan 35
Bus services are ample, including Line 9 to Genk, 25 to Lanaken and Eisden, 61 to Maaseik and Tongeren and 63 to Maastricht (in the Netherlands). Line 178 connects Maasmechelen to Brussels, Leuven, Houthalen and Maaseik.
Chateau Vilain XIIIIA castle with a lovely English garden, originating in the late 15th century but renewed in the 18th century. Today, only the gardens are open for public.
phone: +32 89 76 97 97address: Koninginnelaan 42
Maasmechelen VillageAttracts about 2.5 million visitors per year, many coming from neighbouring Germany and The Netherlands. The British owned outlet centre has over 100 stores where mostly clothes from well known brands are sold for discount prices.
De Griekphone: +32 89 76 26 66address: Kruindersweg 12Greek restaurant.
phone: +32 89 73 09 09address: Zetellaan 68This hotel will offer you a unique experience since it is built inside the former main administration building of the Eisden mine. The Maasmechelen Village shopping centre is right next to it, as well as a cinema.
phone: +32 485 73 30 01address: Louis Mercierlaan 1