How to reach us.

-he Onze-Lieve-Vrouwestraat is in the centre of Mechelen, part of the shopping walking route Grote Markt - Bruul - OLV straat - Ijzerenleen.
By public transport:
Bus 1 departs from the central station and brings you to stop 'Korenmarkt' in 5 minutes. It's a 2-minute walk from there.
Other buses stop at 'Veemarkt'. Expect a 10-15 minute walk across the Grote Markt and Ijzerenleen.
By car:
The Onze-Lieve-Vrouwestraat is a low-car-traffic street from 10am until 6pm. You'll get a fine if you drive into the street between these hours.
You can park at (paying) car park 'Lamot' around the corner. On Saturdays and the first Sunday of the month, you can use the free shopping shuttles from the parkings Nekkerhal (free), Mechelen-Zuid (free) or Keerdok (max. 6€).
  • Address: Onze-Lieve-Vrouwestraat 17, 2800 Mechelen

    Opening hours:

    Monday: Closed

    Tuesday: 10:00 - 18:00

    Wednesday: 10:00 - 18:00

    Thursday: 10:00 - 18:00

    Friday: 10:00 - 18:00

    Saturday: 10:00 - 18:00

    Sunday: Closed

Who are we?

Modelist is a one-man plastic scale modelling shop, based in Mechelen.
That one man is me, Wim Mahieu. I've been building models since I was 15 years old (that's over 25 years, if you're counting).
I've been literally dreaming about model stores for years, but the opportunity to start my own didn't come until 2022, when the sad news came that Verschooten Modelbouw in Antwerp was closing.
So I started a trajectory that would lead me to today: with the Modelist store open in Mechelen, and the website launched.
I hope to offer modellers in the region (and worldwide) everything they need to practice our great hobby.
If you have any questions, suggestions or requests: shoot me an email at or use the contact form below.

Happy modelling!

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