|Tennis court rent (1 hour on weekend)||$15.82|
|Chicken breasts at the market||$8.14|
|Gasoline (1 liter)||$2.39|
|Monthly Pass (local transport)||$94.92|
|Pack of cigarettes||$7.86|
|Taxi 1hour Waiting||$27.66|
With approximately 90,000 inhabitants, Helmond is one of the five largest cities of the North Brabant province of the Netherlands. Helmond is a city with surprising faces, quality architecture and special residential areas. Some of the main reasons for tourists availing the many cheap flights to Helmond are its wonderfully scenic surrounds, outstanding architecture and vibrant ambiance.
Helmond is located between the heath land Strabrechtse Heide and De Groote Peel, one of the last areas of natural beauty in the Netherlands where one can actually lose one´s way. The most renowned image on Helmond’s picture postcards is Helmond Castle whose origin can be tracked back to the 14th century. The castle now belongs to the municipal museum and consists of the special ‘Mens en Werk’ collections as well as contemporary art from 1970 onwards. ’T Speelhuis Theater, built using 37 cubes, is another famous structure. The 18 famous cube houses are also in the immediate vicinity.
Helmond is an energetic city with a young, vibrant population. The range of bars and restaurants could not be more diverse but the friendly atmosphere is the city’s trump card. This is reflected in the Saturday market operating since 1538, which was voted the best in the Netherlands. Helmond attracts lovers of architecture from home and abroad; the city boasts of 200 municipal monuments and 60 listed buildings. Industrial complexes have been transformed magically into creative breeding grounds. When spending a weekend here, be sure to check in at one of the many hotels on Helmond that overlook an architectural monument.
The city serves as a convenient base for experiencing the De Groote Peel National Park that is an internationally-famous wetlands area on the Limburg border. Home to a multitude of water and marsh birds, it is one of the country’s richest bird life areas that comprise blue throats, stonechats, nightjars, little grebes, yellowhammers and water rails besides the beautiful migratory cranes. The park provides a great habitat for a number of animals such as deer, boars, weasels, ermine as well as a great diversity of reptilian and insect life. If you are a nature-lover, you should book a ticket on one of the plentiful cheap flights to Helmond for a memorable holiday.