|Apartment (1 bedroom) outside of centre||$655.37|
|Water bottle (0.33 liter)||$2.37|
|Apartment (1 bedroom) in city centre||$790.96|
|One-way ticket (local transport)||$6.78|
|Combo meal at McDonalds||$10.17|
|Mid range bottle of wine||$8.14|
Geraardsbergen is a Belgian city and also a municipality situated in the Denderstreek and Flemish Ardennes, which is the hilly southern portion of East Flanders. The 110m high Oudenberg is considered to be the highest existing point of Geraardsberg. Due to its extremely steep cobblestone incline, it is nicknamed by cyclists "The Geraardsberg Wall". It is definitely the toughest stretch of the renowned Tour de Flanders, a benchmark in road cycling racing organized every spring in Belgium, seven days before the Paris–Roubaix road race. It is considered to be a so-called monument in the European professional calendar. It is definitely the most important and popular cycling race in the Flanders region and you should not miss it. So avail cheap flights to Geraardsbergen and have a thrilling experience.
The Town Hall dates back to the 15th century, but was reconstructed in 19th century in a typical neo-Gothic architectural style. It has a fountain that flaunts the famous Manneken Pis that dates back to 1455 and is therefore, regarded as the oldest monument of its type in Belgium. It is a fountain statue made of bronze and it portrays a small peeing boy. It is definitely not a masterpiece but there are so many stories associated with it that it is popular with everyone. The Marbol is an octagonal Gothic-style fountain dating back to 1495. Stay in one of the best priced hotels in Geraardsbergen.
The Church of Sint-Bartholomeus is a building that houses a communion rail made of wrought iron, stone font choir stalls and confessionals from the 18th century. It has a Costume Museum located in the ground floor. Another tourist hotspot is the Sint-Adriaans-abdij, which is located in the site where previously, a Benedictine monastery by the name of Sint-Adriaans-abdij was founded in the year 1100. This also houses a museum having craftwork paintings. The rest of this particular site is actually a recreational park which has a small zoo. Tourists never go away from Geraardsbergen without tasting the famous and extremely delicious Mattentaart, a cake containing curdled milk, sugar, almonds and eggs. This is typically the most appreciated sweet of this land. Catch one of the few cheap flights to Geraardsbergen and enjoy a fulfilling holiday here.