Where to stay in Mechelen

Where to stay in Mechelen – Hotel Brouwerij Het Anker

So you finally decided to visit the lovely town of Mechelen and now you are wondering where you should sleep. Look no further I got you guys. Why not spend the night in the only brewery hotel in Belgium? Yes you heard right. A place where they make the beer in walking distance to where you would be sleeping. Basically I could stop writing at this moment but that wouldn’t be an article but more or less a longer text message. (Where to stay in Mechelen)

Where to stay in Mechelen

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Here at Hotel Brouwerij Het Anker you can wake up and enjoy your breakfast as the brewers are hard at work creating your beer for later or now. Who am I to judge.

All rooms are equipped with shower, Tv, and of course free Wi-Fi. I loved staying on the ground floor where my door leads to the outside and sit down on one of the chairs in the courtyard. It had a weird “My house” feeling to it. Inside some of the design elements have beer on their mind something I truly loved.

The bed is comfy the room is very big and incredibly priced for the size. Everything feels brand new and has a charming coziness to it. Probably to make it easier to fall asleep after you enjoyed a couple of beers.

Where to stay in Mechelen

The glorious fact of living in a brewery is that you can not only drink it, or eat at the brasserie but also actually take a tour of the brewery or even their distillery. Het Anker not only produces beer but also a delectable Single Malt Whiskey. What you should definitely try is one of the Maneblusser beers as it comes with a hilarious back-story. Back in 1687 on one cold January the moon projected its reddish glow on Saint Rumbold’s tower, which was wrapped in a dense fog. “Fire, fire, the tower is on fire!” shouts the dreary voice of a drunken man. As the people are running to the tower the fog lifts and gives the Mechelenians the name “Moonextinguisher” or Maneblusser.


As I am coming to the end of my story and the review, I’ll pour a glass of Maneblusser beer and reminisce about the time I spent in Mechelen.


Hotel Brouwerij Het Anker – Where to stay in Mechelen

Guido Gezellelaan 49, 2800 Mechelen, Belgium



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