|Cinema, international release, 1 seat||$12.20|
|Chicken breasts at the market||$16.27|
|Imported beer at restaurant||$2.71|
|Local draught beer||$4.07|
|Monthly Pass (local transport)||$40.68|
|Local cheese (1kg)||$13.56|
Sint-Niklaas in Belgium is a city and municipality situated in East Flanders, a Flemish province. The capital of Waasland, it is surrounded on three sides by River Schelde. Sint-Niklaas is situated between two greater cities of Antwerp and Ghent. This has historically been a resting place for traders between Ghent and Antwerp. It boasts of Belgium’s largest market square which can be explored by booking cheap flights to Sint-Niklaas. The Antwerp International Airport is closest to Sint-Niklaas and is only 34 km away.
The Market Square almost matches the size of Moscow’s Red Square or even the Vatican’s St. Peter’s Square. At the time of Vredesfeesten, as many as fifty hot air balloons are released simultaneously. Hot air ballooning is supposed to be pretty adventurous and definitely a fulfilling experience for the brave-hearts. It is worth booking cheap flights to Sint-Niklaas only to experience this spectacle. Around the square, one could come across the neo-gothic City Hall with its distinctive Flemish belfry tower. Just behind it is the Holy Mary Church having the Holy Mary statue towering above. This golden statue is impressive and is 18 feet tall. The Market Square consists of the prison and old city hall. It also has the St. Nicolas Church and Houtbriel which is a smaller square having impressive historic houses.
Come and visit the fascinating Mercator Museum. The history of cartography is retraced here. It displays two original globes. Mercator was a renowned cartographer who was born in a neighboring village called Rupelmonde. Another interesting tourist hotspot is the nearby Plantin-Moretus Museum located in Antwerp, a brilliant storehouse of typographical material.
Recreatiedomein De Ster has a beautiful lake for sailing and swimming; again, there is a silvery, sandy beach, outdoor sports courts, a playground for kids and a little toy train. Stadspark & Kasteel Walburg is another relaxing place to visit. It has a nice park with a magnificent castle enclosed by a moat.
Sint-Niklaas is an ideal place for exciting cycling trips and rejuvenating walks among the splendor of nature, along the river Schelde. So, book hotels in Sint-Niklaas and get respite from the boredom of city life.