|Loaf of white bread||$2.19|
|Tennis court rent (1 hour on weekend)||$15.40|
|Internet (6 Mbps, unlimited data)||$47.70|
|Pack of cigarettes||$7.05|
|One-way ticket (local transport)||$2.71|
|1 Pair of Nike shoes||$119.38|
|Chicken breasts at the market||$13.58|
|1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff||$0.33|
|Local cheese (1kg)||$16.30|
Overijse is a picturesque municipality situated in the famous province of Flemish Brabant, located in Flanders, a Belgian region. It is encircled by an extensive forest called the Zoniënwoud/Forêt de Soignes. The nearest airport to this wonderful place is the Brussels Airport which is about 24 km away. Avail cheap flights to Overijse and explore this beautiful place.
The Late Gothic specimen Sint Martinus Church can be seen in the center of the town. It boasts of a 1489 ship, 1520 choir and 12th century quasi Romanesque towers. This is a unique cross-shaped church that was made of sandstone. Visitors have access to the family crypt of Horne thanks to a tombstone laid down in the choir. The sacristy explains the family tree and retraces their family ties with the Belgian royalty. The interior of the church flaunts a 16th century stone baptismal font. The church has an oak choir and a sandstone altar. The eye-catching stained glass windows portray Saint Martin’s story and life.
The magnificent Castle of the IJse dates back to the 17th century. It has an impressive 16th century façade and a spectacular 15th century hunting pavilion. The Town Hall was constructed in the period 1503–1505 and renovated in 1963. The town-hall is a conventional white sandstone and red brick structure which was initially used as a Duke’s residence and thereafter, became a king’s house. Finally, it began to be used as the Town Hall after the devastating fire of 28th April 1692.
The typical Renaissance-style 16th century birth-house of Justus Lipsius, a renowned classic philosopher and classicist, is worth availing cheap flights to Overijse and staying in one of the hotels in Overijse. Tourists would love to visit the Tombeek village that boasts of the Castle Bisdom that dates back to the 16th century but has 12th century towers. Tombreek is well-known for a relatively modern building called the Sanatorium Joseph Lemaire constructed by Maxime Brunfaut in 1937.
Museum of grapes is an amazing concept and a must-visit for all tourists. It presents a brief history of viticulture in this region and a comprehensive picture of the unique art of grape cultivation. There stands a grape monument at the entrance of the grape museum to honor the sincere and hard work of grape-farmers.