Another two cities I visited on the Easter break. Both make nice daytrips from Brussels, though I was expecting more of Leuven (I know some people who did Erasmus there and loved it - but anyway, who doesn't love their Erasmus year? - but the city didn't impress me that much, I thought it just had a nice center, as all Flemish towns do). Still, I liked Mechelen's center more, with lots of little nice shops and movement of people. Pass by there if you have a free day!