Friday, 22 July 2011

The cozy Fish Market (Vismarkt) and the Dijle in Mechelen

The “Vismarkt” or Fish market in Mechelen is the place to have a drink on a sunny terrace or an evening out in one of the trendy bars. For decades already, this is one of the areas where young people come together in the evening to have fun. The local fish trader Emiel is offering fresh products and in this season, also the “Nieuwe maatjes” or young herring. On the one side of the “Dijle” river you see the newly constructed buidlings and some art pieces. The two banks are connected by a modern pedestrian bridge. On the modern side, they have built platforms for people who like to make a walk alongside the river.

De Vismarkt in Mechelen is een leuke plaats om iets te drinken op een zonnig terras of een gezellig avondje uit in één van de trendy bars. Al reeds decennia komen jongeren hier ’s avonds samen om plezier te maken. De locale vishandel Emiel biedt verse producten aan en in dit seizoen ook nieuwe maatjes of de jonge haring. Aan de andere kant van de Dijle vind je nieuwbouw en enkele kunstwerken. Beide oevers worden verbonden door een moderne voetgangersbrug. Aan de moderne kant hebben ze platforms gebouwd voor mensen die graag langs de rivier verder wandelen..

Vismarkt Dijle Mechelen
Vismarkt Dijle Mechelen
Vismarkt Dijle Mechelen
Vismarkt Dijle Mechelen
Vismarkt Dijle Mechelen
Vismarkt Dijle Mechelen
Vismarkt Dijle Mechelen
Vismarkt Dijle Mechelen
Previous Mechelen article: Sleeping in a church, Martin's Patershof

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6 comments:

  1. looks very modern...I dont see any fish though?:-)))fijne weekend:-)

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  2. I can see the uniqueness and charm of this place. Outdoor cafes by the river. Are boats allowed on the river?

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  3. I could wander quite nicely there!



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  4. Yeah, where are the fish? ^^

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  5. The fourth photo is unique in its own way.. But if I ever come across that at night in the dark, I think I might freak out a little. LOL!!

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