Mechelen, Belgium: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2022]

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Traveling to Mechelen, Belgium? If you're planning to go to Mechelen, I've got some important information about when to go, what to wear, and what to pack.

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About your travel guide

Hi! I'm Dev. I've traveled all over the world and in my travels, I have made many packing lists. In this series, my team and I have compiled the most useful information, as well as things we couldn't live without, to help you plan your trip.


When to go to Mechelen, Belgium

Based on the climate and weather in Mechelen, the best time to go is August. See below for details.

Important essentials for Mechelen, Belgium

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Mechelen, as well as several items to remember to pack when traveling there.

IMPORTANT COVID-19 ESSENTIALS

Other health necessities


  • Emergency water purifier

    Some rural areas may have unreliable tap water, so it's useful to bring an emergency water purifier like this one.


  • Travel first aid kit

    This one is a excellent kit.


  • Emergency rapid COVID-19 test

    U.S. residents can get them free here. Otherwise, you can buy them here.


  • Emergency motion sickness relief

Don't forget these

Activities for Mechelen, Belgium

Here are some activity recommendations and activity-specific packing tips for Mechelen.

If you are planning to see the beautiful St. Rumbold's Cathedral, it's important to wear modest clothing:

If you see Toy Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

Castle hopping? For Palace of Margaret of Austria, take:

We also recommend these top tours in and around Mechelen.

What to wear/what to pack for Mechelen, Belgium by month

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January

January in Mechelen is cold. The rain/snow can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 40s F (single digits C).

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February

February in Mechelen is cold. The rain/snow can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the high 30s F (single digits C) to low 40s F (single digits C).

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March

If you vacation in Mechelen during March, you will probably see that it is pretty cool. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 40s F (single digits C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 30s F (single digits C). Humidity is generally between 60 and 70% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about two thirds of the time.

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April

April in Mechelen can be brisk. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the high 30s F (single digits C). But the colder weather doesn't bring low humidity, which is in the 50% to 60% range on average.

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May

If you vacation in Mechelen during May, you are likely to find that it is crisp. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 60s F (high 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 40s F (single digits C). Humidity is generally between 50 and 60% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about half of the time.

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June

In June, Mechelen is balmy. Temperatures routinely are in the 60s F (high 10s C) and about a third of the time jump into the low 70s F (low 20s C) range. At night, lows are in the low 50s F (low 10s C). This is also a rainy time for Mechelen, with more than half of the days of the month having rain. In June, humidity reaches as high as 70%.

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July

July here is balmy. Temperatures average in the low 70s F (low 20s C) during the day. It rains about half of the time.

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August

August in Mechelen is balmy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 70s F (low 20s C).

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September

September in Mechelen can be chilly. Temperatures average in the 60s F (high 10s C) during the day. It rains about half of the time.

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October

Traveling to Mechelen in October, you will notice that it is chilly. Expect it to rain about two thirds of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the high 50s F (mid 10s C).

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November

November in Mechelen is pretty cool. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the high 30s F (single digits C). But the colder weather doesn't bring low humidity, which is in the 80% to 80% range on average.

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December

If you visit Mechelen during December, you will probably notice that it is brisk. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 40s F (single digits C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 30s F (single digits C). Humidity is generally between 80 and 90% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about two thirds of the time.

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