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Vilvoorde is a well-known Belgian municipality situated in the Flemish province, belonging to the Flemish Brabant. People here are crazy about horse meat, so they are given the nickname of Pjeir refretters meaning horse eaters. Vilvoorde can be regarded at par with Leuven and Brussels. It is considered to be one of the most prominent and important cities located in Brabant, as it is a significant military center. Several cheap flights to Vilvoorde are available round the year for you to come and explore. Brussels Airport is the nearest to Vilvoorde, about 7 kilometers from here.
The main city square encloses a distinctive neo-classical city hall and a nicely covered market hall. There is a life-like statue of a Brabant horse close by. This was built in memory of the flourishing horse trading business that traditionally took place here. The city is known for its array of fascinating churches. The Church of Our Lady Onze-Lieve-Vrouwekerk dates back to the 14th century while the basilica of the famous Our Lady of Consolation (Onze-Lieve-Vrouw-ten-Troost) goes back to the 17th century. Our Lady of Good Hope, Vilvoorde is distinctive of the Baroque style and is located next to the convent of Carmelites. Our Lady of Good Hope is regarded as the chief church of Vilvoorde and dates back to the 13th and 14th centuries. The rich and ornamental baroque choir stalls had its origins in the priory of Groenendaal. If you are a history buff, it would be a great idea to avail cheap flights to Vilvoorde.
Vilvoorde is also a nature enthusiast’s paradise. This place is full of greenery and has an impressive number of parks including the Hanssens park that has spectacular English gardens all around it. The 3 Fountains Park (3 Fonteinen) flaunts splendid French as well as English gardens. This place has an electrifying ambiance at the time of the annual week-long carnival. Three weeks post-Easter, on Monday, a popular annual market called the “Jaarmarkt” is organized to conduct numerous exhibitions and competitions. This merriment often coincides with the annual weeklong fair for entertainment of kids. The place offers awesome holiday ambiance that could be relished over a few days by staying in any one of the good reasonable hotels in Vilvoorde.