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Aarschot is a beautiful city and municipality situated in Flemish Brabant, a famous province in Flanders, one of the three Belgian regions. The Tower of the Church of Our Lady looms large over the city. It is a significant 12th century Gothic-style monument made mainly of iron sandstone extracted from the Demer region. The church was constructed during the period 14th to 15th century. The church flaunts a spire distinctive of Renaissance style of architecture and its tall tower is as high as 84 meters. This tall control tower is the best place to have a glimpse of the city’s panorama. The Art Nouveau inspired Begijnhof is also a popular tourist destination. Come on one of the cheap flights to Aarschot and have a relaxing vacation here. While the Church of Our Lady most certainly leaves its imprint on the overall appearance of the place, nothing defines this city better than Demer, the river that flows through it. The beautiful city is nestled in the valley of this famous brown-colored river.
Hertogensmolens is an ancient but unique Flemish water-mill. It was constructed by Lord of Aarschot, Willem of Croÿ in 1505. This exceptional structure comprises regular and stepped gables, and slate saddle roofs. After eight long years of tremendous planning and preparation, this significant industrial monument of Flanders was ultimately revived and given the status of a brasserie-hotel. The restoration of this ancient monument without any damage to its cultural sanctity has really opened up new avenues for several other important projects in Aarschot. You could arrive on cheap flights to Aarschot and stay in one of the many tourist-friendly hotels in Aarschot to view this marvelous structure.
Canterij is a remarkable castle constructed between the Church of Our Lady and the convent, by the then mayor Coomans Brachene. Aurelianustoren is supposed to be the perfect place for viewing the remnants of the historic city walls. The medieval Sint Rochus tower is located at the market and is made of iron sandstone. This historic tower was used as a prison and torture chamber and presently houses the police station. A visit to the Aarschot Museum could be pretty interesting as it has a plethora of invaluable exhibits that tell us about the rich history of the land and highlights the folklore.