Het predikheren

The Predikheren is Mechelen’s new and dynamic temple of culture, a source of encounters, collaboration, art, culture and literature. The building’s long and fascinating history combined with its respectful restoration, which has left as many readable layers of its past as possible, make the former Dominican monastery one of the most magical libraries in Flanders. In “the largest living room in the city” everyone can become part of the story.

According to the International Federation of Library Associations, The Predikheren is one of the top five most beautiful libraries in the world.


Mondays and public holidays: closed

Tuesdays: 10.30 – 19:30 hrs

Wednesdays: 10.30 – 17.00 hrs

Thursdays: 10.30 – 19.30 hrs

Fridays: 10.30 – 17.00 hrs

Saturdays: 10.00 – 16.00 hrs

Sundays: 10.00 – 12.30 hrs


The Predikheren

Goswin de Stassartstraat 88, 2800 Mechelen