|Pack of cigarettes||$8.14|
|Apartment (3 bedrooms) in city centre||$2 142.37|
|Loaf of white bread||$1.52|
|Imported beer at restaurant||$5.08|
|One-way ticket (local transport)||$4.07|
|Apartment (1 bedroom) outside of centre||$832.93|
|1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff||$0.34|
Located in the South Holland province, Rijswijk is a small town that takes its name from 'rijshout', a local tree and 'wijc' that meant ‘settlement’ in the medieval period. The earliest traces of habitation go back to 3500 B.C. but the current town came into being around 1200A.D. with the establishment of the Oude Kerk (Old Church); the current church dates back to 1500 A.D. It is today a big tourist attraction for its great antiquity and beautiful scenery. To get to this place, you could avail one of the many cheap flights to Rijswijk that is served by the Rotterdam airport.
A tree-filled lush green city, Rijswijk has a number of beautiful parks, some landscaped in typical English style with imposing manor houses amidst lovely woods. The Elsenburger Woods and Wilhelmina park are ideal for walking around. Despite being a busy modern town, it has retained an old-world feel with its beautifully-restored buildings and charming shops and restaurants that make for a divine holiday for tourists coming in by the many cheap flights to Rijswijk.
The centre of the historic Oud-Rijswijk is the Oude Kerk that has a tower going back to 1300. Diagonally opposite the Old Church is the Rijswijk Museum that is housed in a magnificent 18th century mansion. On display are various artefacts reflecting the heritage of the town. The Holland Paper Biennial, the biggest modern paper art exhibition in the world, is also held here. In the vicinity, there are some splendid examples of 19th century architecture. Make sure to stop by the Rijswijk Theatre that has a year-round programme of musicals, dance, concerts and theatrical performances.
Children visiting Rijswijk will have a lot to do; there are a lot of playground equipment at the Wilhelmina park that will delight small children while older ones can find peeping into the German-built World War II bunkers in Overvoorde park really fascinating. The children’s farm Het Akkertje offers a delightful opportunity to know various farm animals. A great dining experience can be enjoyed in Rijswijk with so many highly-rated restaurants. As expected, the town offers excellent shopping and accommodation; there are plenty of hotels in Rijswijk that promise a comfortable and luxurious stay.