I felt bad about arriving so late, but I'd called the owner of the B&B before I left, warning him I'd be very late. He'd said it would be okay, because it was a weekend. I found him still awake, but looking like he was closing up, as I was an hour and a half later than I'd said I'd be.
orewashinanai was also still awake, so after I'd picked up a key for the B&B we met up and moved my car to a lot out along the ring road near the Youth Hostel where it wouldn't be ticketed or towed in the morning. orewashinanai told the story of his first, ill-fated visit to Mechelen, with the Yale University Guild of Carillonneurs, which included getting lost, running out of gas, and asking directions in French in a Flemish town. It was a lot more amusing to listen to than it probably was to experience. It ended with them lost and calling the Youth Hostel repeatedly for directions. Inevitably, when they found it, it was across the street from where they had been calling.
It did look pretty difficult to find from the road.