|Loaf of white bread||$2.27|
|Imported beer at restaurant||$4.07|
|1 Pair of Jeans||$103.02|
|Water bottle (0.33 liter)||$2.27|
|Tennis court rent (1 hour on weekend)||$13.56|
|Water bottle (1.5 liter)||$1.19|
|Pack of cigarettes||$7.46|
Schoten is a green municipality situated in the Belgian Antwerp Province.It is regarded as a green community as 30% of the municipality consists of woodland and lush greenery. The Antwerp International Airport is closest to it and is barely 10 km from its center. Brussels Airport is also close by and is about 50 km from here. The main square comprises a City Hall that has been built in distinctive Gothic Revival architectural style that was prevalent in mid-19th century and was considered to be a romantic and picturesque movement in architecture. The City Hall is adorned with pointed arches, porches with columns, decorative crowns and castle-like towers. There is a Till Eulenspiegel fountain that adds to the splendor of the main square. The Market Square was designed by Maurice De Moisture and has carved pillars and a magnificent gallery by Herman Cornelis.
Little castle in Schoten is a moated castle encircled with water. This castle dates back to the 13th century and had a farm which is now transformed into a regularly frequented local cultural center. If you are a history buff, take one of the cheap flights to Schoten and explore the past. Another tourist attraction is the magnificent Viller’s Castle that was constructed in the 13th century and flaunts a wonderful tower. Another architectural masterpiece is the Church of St. Cordulakerk that was built in typical Gothic style, dating back to the 15th century and having a Gothic choir and transept. Valkentoren Falcon Tower is a mind-blowing place from the top of which you can catch a spectacular glimpse of the city. The city has several nature reservations, including the Asbroek nature reservation known for its greenery.
It is worth booking cheap flights to Schoten for and staying in one of the comfortable hotels in Schoten to join in the fun and festivity. Some striking events are organized here like the World Festival of Folklore that started way back in 1959 and is an annual folk dance festivity. The Grote Scheldeprijs is an annual cycling racing event in April. The route includes Antwerp as the starting point and Schoten as the finishing one.