|Loaf of white bread||$0.80|
|One-way ticket (local transport)||$2.71|
|Chicken breasts at the market||$10.85|
|Water bottle (1.5 liter)||$0.68|
|Cinema, international release, 1 seat||$11.53|
|Imported beer at restaurant||$2.88|
Located in the proximity of The Hague, Ridderkerk is a western Netherlands town in the South Holland province. It is popular with tourists for its large number of historical monuments, sports and recreational opportunities. Served by the international airport at Rotterdam that is just 26 km away, there are lots of cheap flights to Ridderkerk available.
Ridderkerk has innumerable historical monuments that will surely captivate tourists; the entire area is dotted with 18th century windmills that are also included in the UNESCO World Heritage site list. Enjoy a multi-media presentation amidst a perfect setting and then climb up the narrow and steep staircase inside the windmill. The Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen art displays contain some of the greatest European masterpieces, including many works by legendary artists such as Van Gogh and Rembrandt. Enjoy the paintings of Chabot at the Chabot Museum just outside the city. Kids will love the Huis Van Gijn museum that has many objects of attractions like toys, furniture, paintings, miniature ships and, most of all, an old world atmosphere. Another destination of interest for children is the Dierenhof zoo, where they can play with a variety of animals. Oudheidkamer Ridderkerk museum will enchant with its elaborate displays recounting the regional history. The Antiquity Room is a popular destination for weddings. The Museum Planetarium Johannes Post School is full of details of Dutch capitulation in World War II. There’s also a planetarium that screens films on diverse subjects. History buffs will find it worthwhile to visit the town via the plentiful cheap flights to Ridderkerk available from all over.
Those looking for sports facilities in Ridderkerk will not be disappointed; there are lots of facilities, both indoor and outdoor, for virtually all types of sporting activities, including four complexes and a marina. There are many open parks and recreational facilities in the town; the Oosterparkbuurt has excellent trails for hiking as well as biking while the City Gardens is immensely scenic. The Reijerzoon Park is also a popular destination, thanks to its Nature and Environmental Education Centre.