|Loaf of white bread||$2.26|
|Gasoline (1 liter)||$2.35|
|Utilities (Electricity, Heating, ...) for medium apartment||$162.71|
|Monthly Pass (local transport)||$38.64|
|1 Pair of Nike shoes||$176.27|
|Water bottle (0.33 liter)||$2.53|
|Imported beer at restaurant||$4.07|
Wijchen, situated in eastern Netherlands in the Gelderland province, is an attractive tourist destination for its rich and eventful history, classic and modern art, diverse nature and hospitality. Wijchen has beautiful castles, historic buildings and varied nature but besides the beauty of the countryside, the town has all the modern facilities typical of contemporary Dutch cities. There are a number of cheap flights to Wijchen; the airport at Weeze is just 58 km away.
Wijchen has a landscape that has remained virtually unchanged in the last two thousand years and is ideal for exploring on foot or on cycle. The immense heritage of the region that has seen the occupation by the Romans and Batavians is on display at Museum Castle Wijchen and Hernen Castle along with the picturesque historic town of Batenburg with its mill and beautiful castle ruins. If you are interested in art, the tour “Look at Art” organised by the tourism department is a must. You can buy "Walking in Wijchen”, a handy booklet that gives you an outline of all the beautiful historic and cultural places in the city-centre, with Wijchen Castle, the mill, the Ten Akker convent and Roman graveyard being some of the more significant. Booking yourself on any of the cheap flights to Wijchen is a great way of discovering the heritage of this lovely town.
The Castle-Hall Wijchen is a fairy-tale castle that dates back to the 14th and 15th centuries. It was reconstructed in the 17th century in the Dutch Renaissance style by Emilia of Nassau, daughter of William of Orange. The museum offers a fascinating program of temporary exhibitions in the field of contemporary art, regional history and archaeology. Close to the Castle-Hall, Wijchen is the Wijchen Mill, where flour is still made in the archaic way. The tiny shop situated on the ground floor has on offer a large assortment of ready-for-use bread mixes, cake and pastry mixes, flour, seeds, fruits and all sorts of fresh local produce. Gourmets will be spoilt for choice in Wijchen; there are bars, cafés, and restaurants all over the place that serve excellent regional cuisine. History buffs will not regret checking in one of the hotels in Wijchen for a comfortable and fulfilling weekend.