If you are strong enough and have decided to climb the 514 steps up the tower of the Cathedral of Mechelen, at least you know what you are getting. I love visiting the highest point I can find in every city. I do not know why, should be to help me get situated and know what I'm seeing. In the case of Mechelen, I did. And honestly, it's not a city view from above call particular attention, though, of course, has its charm. What I liked is to observe the reality of the place: The Netherlands. From up there you can clearly understand why it holds that name. A round, look at where you look, you see a hill or elevation or on the horizon.