|Imported beer at restaurant||$4.07|
|Pack of cigarettes||$7.05|
|Internet (6 Mbps, unlimited data)||$47.70|
|Local cheese (1kg)||$16.30|
|Local draught beer||$4.07|
|1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff||$0.33|
|Milk (1 liter)||$1.16|
Westerlo is a picturesque municipality situated in Antwerp, a famous Belgian province. This place is well-known for the Tongerlo Abbey which boasts of an extremely old copy of the famous painting ‘The Last Supper’ by Leonardo da Vinci. This place is regarded as the home of the renowned Tongerlo Abbey beer. The Antwerp International Airport is about 43 km away from here but is the nearest airport to this place. Avail cheap flights to Westerlo and explore this wonderful place.
A major tourist attraction in Westerlo is The Castle of the Princes of Merode. It is a splendid specimen of early Flemish Renaissance architectural style belonging to the Kampen region. This stone dungeon dates back to the 14th century; however, in the 16th century, it was partly reconstructed and renovated. The Gothic as well as Renaissance style inspired interior leaves the visitor mesmerized simply by its dimensions. The ceiling is 10 meters high while the fireplaces are massive. The rooms are adorned with mind-blowing portraits, beautiful porcelain, stunning Renaissance tapestries and original furnishings belonging to the period between 16th and 19th centuries.
Castle of Gravin Jeanne de Merode was constructed during the period 1909 and 1911. Presently, it houses the town hall and is open to public all the time. Another interesting historical monument is the Tongerlo Abbey. It is regarded as a Premonstratensian monastery situated at Tongerlo in the municipality of Westerlo. The abbey houses a Leonardo da Vinci Museum a tour of which reveals the contemporary lifestyle of the Norbertine.
Westerlo tourism organizes a special event for children called ‘A Day in the fairytale’. The children are made to wear leprechaun hats and are taken on an enjoyable and absorbing walk through the charmed forest. Along the way, kids encounter many storytellers who narrate exciting, funny and touching tales. It is picnic time in the afternoon and kids enjoy playing freely in the playground. The tourism department also organizes the Prinsheerlijk picnic hiking that involves a wonderful walk, thrilling movies on the move, an impressive spot and a yummy picnic bag. You may arrive on one of the several cheap flights to Westerlo and stay in any of the fine hotels in Westerlo for a fulfilling holiday.