|Fitness club, monthly fee for 1 adult||$44.59|
|Apartment (3 bedrooms) in city centre||$1 901.69|
|Monthly Pass (local transport)||$101.69|
|Milk (1 liter)||$1.19|
|Utilities (Electricity, Heating, ...) for medium apartment||$221.70|
|Mid range bottle of wine||$6.78|
|1 Pair of Jeans||$118.49|
|Local draught beer||$5.42|
Established in the 5th century, Tiel in central Netherlands is considered to be one of the country’s oldest towns. An important trading hub in The Middle Ages, it is now popular with tourists for its heritage and fruit orchards, besides its scenic beauty and lively shopping ambiance. The availability of cheap flights to Tiel has significantly encouraged the tourism industry. Access is facilitated by the airport at Eindhoven, just 72 km away.
Tiel provides tourists a good starting point for exploration of the lovely Betuwe area, particularly when the fruit orchards are in full bloom in April-May. Centrally located, it is an ideal base for cycling, boating and hiking, shopping and watching events. Kilometers of long winding roads with rows of apple trees are in full glory at April-end. The dike running along the Linge offers a great view of the villages on the other side. The estate Mariënwaerdt with its 900 acres of houses, farms, forests, avenues and fruit trees can be enchanting. For those planning to stay overnight, there are lots of hotels in Tiel.
The Pippin & Area Museum is housed in the Great Society, built in 1789. The adjacent Water Gate was originally built in 1647. After restoration in 1979, both buildings together form the local museum, the Great Society Tiel. The museum gives an overview of the lifestyle of the people of Tiel and surroundings from Roman times to the present. At the end of the Square is the Fish Market with a semi-circular colonnade from 1789. In earlier times, fishermen used to bring their daily catch of salmon, shad, fint and many other fishes that were caught in the river Waal.
The town of Tiel is pleasant to shop; there are attractive squares, terraces and a remarkably wide range of shops in a setting of historic facades. The shopping promenade has about 180 stores, representing many industries. Every Monday and Saturday, there is a market in the city centre square with stalls of cheese, vegetables and flowers, clothing, fish etc. Tiel has a wide range of food and beverage outlets, ranging from snack bars to restaurants serving national and international cuisines. The quick holiday becomes all the more alluring with the many cheap flights to Tiel.