|1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff||$0.33|
|Apartment (1 bedroom) outside of centre||$776.32|
|Milk (1 liter)||$1.16|
|Imported beer at restaurant||$4.07|
|Monthly Pass (local transport)||$63.05|
|Water bottle (0.33 liter)||$2.41|
|Chicken breasts at the market||$13.58|
Heist-op-den-Berg is a Belgian municipality situated in the famous province of Antwerp. Heist was constructed atop a hill, 48 meter high and was actually formed during the early Ice Age. The several artifacts exhibited at the museum located at the city’s main square highlight the fact that life existed here during the prehistoric era. The Romans lost this land to the Germans during the 3rd and 4th centuries and thereafter, Christianization took place. The first ever hamlet was Itegem village situated on the River Nete. During the 12th century, chapels were constructed in Itegem and Hallaar. During this period, the construction work on Duchy of Brabant was initiated. Antwerp International Airport is closest to this place, about 27 km from its center. Another major airport close to Heist-op-den-Berg is Brussels Airport which is about 56 km away. Tourists arrive at this wonderful holiday destination generally by availing one of the cheap flights to Heist-op-den-Berg.
A military fort was constructed in around 1200 at the location where presently Ter Laken castle is situated on Booischot’s territory. In 1125, Schriek was founded and in 1260, it got its chapel. However, the main church located at Heist was constructed in 1340. These two important religious buildings bore the brunt of the wars of religion that took place around 1600. Agriculture predominated in this society during major portion of the Middle Ages. The famous Virgin and Child, a wooden statue belonging to the Hallaar Church dating back to the period 17th and 18th centuries, became a genuine object of pilgrimage. Come to this land and unfold its glorious past by booking one of the cheap flights to Heist-op-den-Berg.
The city hall which is presently in use was constructed in the year 1844, roughly after 14 years of Belgium’s independence. This is predominantly a residential city at present and is known for offering services to the communities in the vicinity. A major tourist attraction is the well-publicized flea market on Sunday. The church square flaunts one of the ancient water pumps, a farming museum highlighting the history of the region’s farming and a train museum retracing the history of trains. Come and book a room in any of the hotels in Heist-op-den-Berg, known for its magnificent castles though owned privately.