|Apartment (1 bedroom) in city centre||$1 030.51|
|Fitness club, monthly fee for 1 adult||$45.18|
|Chicken breasts at the market||$11.75|
|1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff||$0.12|
|Local draught beer||$6.10|
|Apartment (1 bedroom) outside of centre||$740.79|
|Milk (1 liter)||$1.11|
Doetinchem, located in eastern Netherlands, lies on the banks of Oude Ijssel River in the Achterhoek province. Historical studies reveal that the first signs of human habitation in the town date back to some 11,000 years; these primitive hunters were trailed by Celtic and Germanic clans, and the Romans. Contemporary Doetinchem is a popular holiday destination not only due to its heritage but also for shopping, bustling marketplaces, scenic vistas and great leisure and recreational opportunities. The Weeze Airport, some 60km away, makes it easy for tourists to visit the place via many cheap flights to Doetinchem.
Modern Doetinchem is a wonderful mix of the old and new; on one hand, there are ancient and imposing monuments while on the other, educational institutions and offices of large companies. The Heritage Centre is the most important source of information about the town and region’s history; access is free of charge. The 17th century Slangenburg castle in the Estate Slangenburg is an imposing sight. Currently it serves as a guesthouse of the neighbouring St. Willibrord's Abbey, a Benedictine monastery. De Kelder Castle or Cellar Castle is also a notable landmark; the heritage manor is a popular wedding and event destination.
If you book yourself one of the many cheap flights to Doetinchem, you’ll discover that the Achterhoekse landscape is perfect for a nice long walk or bike ride. The city is a study in greenery and the surrounds are simply lovely for exploring. The forest Wrangea offers a varied nature reserve with forests, beautiful meadows and an assortment of animal life. The Cross Bergse forests are located in Hagen estate that is situated on the river dunes along the Oude IJssel. Around Villa Ruimzicht lies Park Ruimzicht with a gorgeous arboretum full of special and rare tree species. The Wehlse Broeklanden is a beautiful area between Doetinchem and Wehl where you can take a walk or a bike ride.