Aarschot Tourism

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Aarschot (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈaːrsxɔt]) is a city and municipality in the province of Flemish Brabant, in Flanders, Belgium. The municipality comprises the city of Aarschot proper and the towns of Gelrode, Langdorp and Rillaar. On January 1, 2006, Aarschot had a total population of 27,864. The total area is 62.52 km² which gives a population density of 446 inhabitants per km². It is located in the part of Flemish Brabant called Hageland, located to the east of Leuven. Aarschot is a very typical town with a long history, dating back to the era of the Roman emperors, according to myths. The church, which dominates the look of the city, is built with the typical brown stone quarried from the hills in the surrounding areas. These same hills were in the Middle Ages home to some of the most well-regarded vineyards of Europe. Today the chain hills, which originate in Bolderberg, Heusden-Zolder, and continue as far as Calais in France, are mainly covered with woods and fruit yards. While the Church of Our Lady (Onze-Lieve-Vrouwekerk) definitely leaves its mark on the appearance of the city, nothing defines Aarschot better than the river that passes through it: the Demer. Aarschot is situated in the valley of this brown-colored river. Aarschot was hit very hard in World War I. When German troops occupied the city on 19 August 1914, Colonel Stenger, commander of the 8th German Infantry Brigade, was shot dead on the balcony of the town hall. The German reprisal was extremely harsh.Many houses were set alight and 156 people were executed, including Mayor Tielemans and his 15-year-old son. The next day, the entire population was ordered to evacuate the city. * Hertogensmolens downstream side * Tower of the Church of Our Lady (from the south)

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Discover the beauty of the city's striking landscope, welcome to Aarschot, Belgium. When planning a trip to Aarschot, make sure you visit its near-by prime city of Antwerp. Antwerp, is a worth visiting city owing to its prime attractions like Antwerp Central Station, Mas - Museum Aan De Stroom, Cathedral Of Our Lady. Tour packages of Aarschot are of 1 to 2 days duration.

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Facts and Stats for Aarschot*

  • Pollution Statistics in Aarschot

    Know the pollution level of Aarschot before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 43.75 (Moderate)
    • Water Pollution 31.25 (Low)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 68.75 (High)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 18.75 (Very Low)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 50 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 43.75 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 6.25 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 18.75 (Very Low)
  • Aarschot: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Aarschot for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Aarschot.

    • Burglary and Theft 23.68 (Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 27.5 (Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 18.42 (Very Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 14.47 (Very Low)
    • Car Stealing 23.75 (Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 26.25 (Low)
    • Attacks 23.68 (Low)
    • Drug offense 37.5 (Low)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 96.05 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 77.63 (High)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 16.67 (Very Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 6.58 (Very Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 47.37 (Moderate)
  • Living in Aarschot - Quality of Life

    Quality of Life Index of Aarschot is 165.33 (Very High)

    • Safety Index 76.24 (High)
    • Climate Index 86.13 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 43.53 (Moderate)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 25.63 (Low)
    • Cost of Living Index 81.76 (Moderate)
    • Health Care Index 92.79 (Very High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 8.69 (Moderate)
    • Purchasing Power Index 70.64 (Moderate)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Aarschot

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Aarschot

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.19 USD
    • International Movie per seat 12.6 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 55.33 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 104.98 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 95.22 USD

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