Bike hire

Like the idea of exploring Mechelen by bike? A number of places hire out bicycles and e-scooters:

Bicycle hire


If you’re looking for an electric cargo bike or tandem, do pop along to Fietsbarak in Muizen. Besides selling and repairing a wide range of bicycles, Fietsbarak also does bike hire. The range includes electric cargo bikes, electric men’s and ladies’ bicycles, bicycle trailers and tandems. Requests to hire a bicycle from Fietsbarak should be made by email or phone 24 hours in advance. Please note: hire cannot start on a Monday.

Tuesdays: 12.30 – 18.00 hrs
Wednesdays: 12.30 – 20.00 hrs
Thursdays: 12.30 – 18.00 hrs
Fridays: 12.30 – 18.00 hrs
Saturdays: 9 – 17.00 hrs
Sundays and Mondays: closed

Vlamingenstraat 1
2812 Muizen
T +32 476 64 94 83


If you are looking to hire a pedal or electric bike for a short or longer period or if you are with a group, the Fietsatelier will be able to help. You can reserve a bike by email.

Mondays - Fridays: 8.30 – 17.00 hrs
Saturdays (April-October): 9 – 17.00 hrs

Guido Gezellelaan 20
2800 Mechelen
T +32 15 71 09 58

Hire from where you are staying

You can also hire a bicycle from many hotels and other temporary addresses during your stay. Contact the providers for more information:

Bike share and e-scooters


Blue-bike has bicycles in more than 65 locations all over the country, including railway, tram and bus stations and park & rides. In Mechelen you will find these blue bicycles at the main station, at Nekkerspoel station and at the Veemarkt. The system is simple: you can borrow a bicycle when you need one, 24/7! You pay an annual subscription of 12 euros plus your monthly usage.



The Mobit app is all you need to make use of its green shared bikes with the orange lock. Download the app, pay the security deposit and top up the wallet on your app. The app requires 4G technology, Bluetooth and location. You can pay for each short journey or you can take out a day pass, which gives you the use your ‘heen en weer’ bicycle for a whole day. When you no longer need the app, the remaining balance is returned to you. Mobit operates in other Flemish cities besides Mechelen, including Aalst, Hasselt and Antwerp.

T +32 9 278 72 56


A Hoppy electric scooter will take you from A to B in the city centre and beyond. The extra springs and larger wheels provide maximum shock absorbency and reduce vibration, making them suitable for use on the cobblestone streets of our historic city centre. Like the Mobit bicycles, Hoppy’s electric scooters work with an app. You pay one euro to release the scooter and after that 25 cents a minute. You can pay by topping up the wallet on your app with a credit or debit card.