|1 Pair of Jeans||$127.71|
|1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff||$0.18|
|Chicken breasts at the market||$8.52|
|One-way ticket (local transport)||$3.39|
|Mid range bottle of wine||$6.78|
Situated in the famous Dutch Groene Hart, Woerden is a small town located in the province of Utrecht of the Netherlands. A picturesque settlement on the banks of the Old Rhine, it is a popular tourist destination for its scenic vistas of meadows and agricultural farms besides some ancient monuments, a vibrant cultural life and excellent shopping. Holidaymakers arrive in droves availing the many cheap flights to Woerden that is easily accessible from the international airport at Amsterdam, just 43 km away.
The best way of going around Woerden is by walking and for travelling to the surrounds, the bus is most convenient. The most imposing tourist attraction in Woerden is the castle built by Duke John, Bavaria-Straubing’s Pitiless in 1410. There are quite a few churches in the town; the Neo-Gothic Bonuventura Church that can be found at the eastern end of the Rijnstraat is the town’s tallest church. The Petrus Church on the Kerkplein (also known as the Church Square) has interesting Gothic architecture. At the Jan de Bakkerstraat, there is a schuilkerk (church house) that features a distinctive roof-mounted metal swan. Along the Voorstraat and Havenstraat, there are some lovely old buildings with impressive architecture.
Woerden has a unique drive-in museum with a permanent exhibition telling the story of the Roman occupation of the town; the museum has been established on a site where significant archaeological finds of this period have been made. The City Museum, housed in a town hall that is five centuries old, is small but extremely charming. The annual exhibition of the heritage of Woerden is extremely informative and interesting. History buffs will never regret availing the cheap flights to Woerden just for the amazing heritage the town has to offer.
The city centre is primarily dedicated to shopping; there are a host of outlets with a diverse array of goods. The markets on Saturday and Wednesday mornings are a great sight. Eru Taptoe Woerden, the oldest civilian drum performance in September, and the annual cattle market in October are events that provide a lot of local colour. You can choose to camp or stay in the hotels in Woerden.