|One-way ticket (local transport)||$2.78|
|Imported beer at restaurant||$4.75|
|Monthly Pass (local transport)||$67.80|
|Mid range bottle of wine||$6.10|
|Apartment (1 bedroom) outside of centre||$779.66|
|Apartment (3 bedrooms) outside of centre||$1 355.93|
|Gasoline (1 liter)||$2.44|
|1 Pair of Nike shoes||$162.71|
Leusden, located in the Utrecht province of the Netherlands, is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the country. The landscape is characterized by great diversity and immense beauty and there are lots of attractions for tourists wanting to spend a relaxing weekend. There is, of course, the extra convenience of cheap flights to Leusden; the Schiphol Airport at Amsterdam is just 64 km away.
Arriving at Leusden, all visitors will be struck by the beauty of the landscape that is marked by three distinct elements: an ice-age moraine on the edge of the Utrecht hills, a strip of sand drifts alongside, and expanses of heathland and coniferous forests that are great for exploration. Laze and enjoy the beautiful surroundings in Henschotermeer; go swimming in the lake or build a sandcastle on the Caribbean-white beaches, amidst the beautiful forests in the Utrecht Ridge. Explore the world of ornamental bamboo plants at the Randjik organic bamboo nursery and then take a stroll along the Valleikanaal that saves the entire area from flooding.
The Castle Stoutenburg is a magnificent edifice built in 1252 to defend the area by William of Amersfoort. St. Joseph Achterveld Church is a picturesque Neo-Romanesque style building inspired by the ancient abbey churches in southern France. A national monument, it is noted for its architecture and wonderful church jewelry. The 98-meter high Our Lady Tower is one of the tallest in the country and affords a fantastic panorama of the Amersfoort area. Stoutenburg coach house is an ideal starting point to discover the cultural history of estate Stoutenburg; the former coach of Stoutenburg castle acts as the information centre for the Gelderland Valley. It is well worth buying a ticket on one of the cheap flights to Leusden only to explore the place’s architectural wonders.
Enjoy some of the best regional cuisine at Leusden; treat your palate with delicious Italian dishes such as pizzas, pastas and meat dishes at the Bella Venezia pizzeria and then enjoy some pancakes from a list of over 200 at the cosy Hakhorst Pancake Farm. There is a huge variety of tourist accommodation; the hotels in Leusden are extremely welcoming but you can also choose to go camping.