"a region north of Brussels" - even the most radical French speakers grant Flanders the area's to the east and west as well, and as things stand, just leaving Brussels in a southern direction one gets into... Flanders.
Hello, welcome to '''Mechelen Mapt''' !
On this website you will find articles concerning the city of [[Mechelen]] in Belgium.
It's a town between Antwerp and Brussels and about 80,000 inhabitants have their home there. Once, Mechelen was the '''capital of the Low Countries in the 16th century'''. Therefore a lot of items in the city remind us of its inhabitants' great past . However, the city is not a big museum of ancient things only: it is a nice mix of new and old.
Mechelen is a city in the region of '''Flanders'''
in Belgium. Flanders is a region north of Brussels and people over there speak and write '''Dutch''' (Nederlands). The region south of Brussels is called ''' Wallonia''' where people speak ''' French'''. Therefore, all articles on Mechelen Mapt are written in [[Dutch]].
might have been surfing at the Internet and suddenly got stuck at Mechelen Mapt. You did find a photo and were getting interested, but you could not understand the words?
gives you the opportunity to read some articles in English. These pages have a green button with "this page in English" in the right corner, next to the article title. The information given in these short articles is not complete, but it's enough to understand the most of it.
We suggest using translation websites,
while reading Dutch articles. Here under you can find some instructions . If you want to understand how the wiki-software works, in order to edit, please create an account. When you're logged in, go to your "preferences" (''mijn voorkeuren'' in Dutch) and consult the dropdown with <code>nl - Nederlands</code> under ''Gebruikersinstellingen > Taalinstellingen'' , so you can select your native language. Don't forget to save afterwards! ( Button ''Opslaan'' beneeth the page) .
==Using the Translationwebsite==
*'''Define''' your word or text for translation
*'''Copy''' your word or text in the article :
CtrlC ( For PC) - AppleC ( For Macintosh)*'''Paste''' your word or text in the translation box : CtrlV ( For PC) - AppleV ( For Macintosh)*'''Van''' : From which language ( In this case it is Dutch or Nederlands)*'''Naar''' : To which language ( Your language, if available)*'''Vertaal''' : Make the translation !