|Mid range bottle of wine||$6.10|
|Taxi 1hour Waiting||$27.12|
|Apartment (1 bedroom) in city centre||$728.67|
|Imported beer at restaurant||$3.39|
|1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff||$0.19|
|Apartment (3 bedrooms) in city centre||$1 164.45|
|Loaf of white bread||$1.27|
Brasschaat is a Belgian municipality in the Flanders region, north of Antwerp. This municipality is known for its greenery. Antwerp International Airport is closest to this place, about 16 km from its center. It was acknowledged as the best livable municipality worldwide and was honored with the LivCom-Award in November 2006. Tourists arriving on cheap flights to Brasschaat would be thoroughly impressed and awestruck by the profuse beauty, tranquility and bounties of nature, a welcome change from the humming big cities that are nothing but concrete jungles today.
One can enjoy a relaxing and fulfilling walk through the afforested park stretching over 149 hectares. The mesmerizing beauty and serenity of the environs make walking through this sprawling park a rejuvenating experience. It has several gigantic trees, mostly oaks and beeches, a rose garden, a nice pond, an animal farm and also a spectacular castle. It is therefore natural to be called a park town. This includes former shooting ranges and various woods. This is Brasschaat’s well-known nature preservation referred to as the De Inslag. There are mind-blowing and colorful English gardens all around the castle known as De Mik castle. This area is known for a petting farm and also an artillery museum.
Owing to its strategic position, Brasschaat was given the status of a military outpost of major importance, during the First World War for the security and protection of the Antwerp Port. The Brasschaat fort that survives till today was constructed in 1912. The fortifications were strengthened and expanded between 1937 and 1939. A huge antitank ditch was constructed and many bunkers were added to enhance security arrangements.
Brasschaat today is well known in Belgium for its plethora of fascinating shops, restaurants, bars and cafes all along its high streets. It has a reputation of being extremely affluent, a fact which can be quite evident if you walk past a whole lot of expensive designer clothes shops, exclusive jewelers, great cake and confectionary outlets, lavish bars, cafes and restaurants. This place is a food-lover’s paradise, any gourmet’s dream come true. If food is your passion, catch one of the cheap flights to Brasschaat and check into one of the many awesome hotels in Brasschaat.