|Chicken breasts at the market||$13.58|
|Mid range bottle of wine||$8.14|
|Cinema, international release, 1 seat||$12.20|
|Apartment (1 bedroom) outside of centre||$776.32|
|Milk (1 liter)||$1.16|
|Apartment (3 bedrooms) outside of centre||$1 323.00|
|Local cheese (1kg)||$16.30|
Dilbeek is a Belgian municipality situated in Brabant, a Flemish province in Flanders. The impressive castle of Groot-Bijgaarden was constructed here in 1640 around a 14th-century preserve. The Brussels Airport is closest to Dilbeek. There is an exquisite spring tulip garden at Groot-Bijgaarden castle. The sprawling gardens have a staggering collection of one and half million spring bulbs such as hyacinths, tulips, daffodils and crocus. During spring, some parts of this castle become accessible to the public. Each room has a specific flower show like the chapel has an orchid show in there.
The huge greenhouses in the gardens are known to exhibit beautiful flowers produced by local flower cultivators. There is a wide variety of lovely flowers from colorful lilies to quite a few species of rare tropical blooms. Come and enjoy a visit to this paradise for garden-lovers, just make sure to book cheap flights to Dilbeek in advance. This is surely a photographer’s delight with such wide spectrum of colorful and eye-catching flowers. The garden boasts of 500 varieties of flowers that includes 400 different types of tulip.
The local authority offices, also called the de Viron Castle, were constructed in 1863 in distinctive Tudor-style on the remnants of a fortification belonging to the 14th century. The castle has as many as 12 towers, 7 staircases and 52 rooms with 365 windows. The castle is located in a park that encloses many other buildings of historic interest, an ice-cellar, a stagecoach building and also a farm. Come and see history unfold itself in the numerous monuments. Hurry and book cheap flights to Dilbeek. Sint-Alenatoren is a surviving medieval tower that still stands in the park bordering the present building. Named after local resident Saint Alena, it was used as the townhouse during 1923. It got the status of a national monument in 1990.
Dilbeek flaunts a restored watermill that dates back to 1776. Sint-Anna-Pede church was the subject of Peter Brueghel’s 1568 painting called “The Parable on the Blind”. Dilbeek houses an exciting tram museum that traces the gripping history of tram since its initiation in 1887. Enjoy sight-seeing here and book a room in one of the wonderful hotels of Dilbeek for a rejuvenating holiday.