Affligem Tourism

Affligem (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈɑflɪɣɛm]) (anciently written Afflighem) is a municipality located some 20 km (12 mi) west-north-west of Brussels in the Belgian province of Flemish Brabant, not far from the town of Aalst and the important railway junction of Denderleeuw. The municipality comprises the villages of Essene, Hekelgem and Teralfene (note that there is no village called Affligem proper). On 1 January 2006 it had 11,956 inhabitants. The total area is 17.70 km2 (7 sq mi), giving a population density of 676 inhabitants per km². Historically, the village is best known for the Benedictine Affligem Abbey, founded in 1062.


This is a comprehensive travel guide for Affligem in Belgium. From budgeting tips to finding the best spots, this travel guide has got all the insider information to explore Affligem like a local. The nearest major city to Affligem is Antwerp. So, ideally any vacation planner would recommend you to visit Antwerp for its bountiful attractions like Antwerp Central Station, Mas - Museum Aan De Stroom, Cathedral Of Our Lady on your trip to Affligem. Also, to reach Affligem, you'll have to take a flight to Antwerp; so its not really a detour. And even if it is, the city is worth paying at least a quick visit. Get in the character of the city, this city requires at least of 1 to 2 number of days of exploration.

Affligem is an affair to remember, follow this apt itinerary of the place and return home with a bunch of memories.

  • Know the pollution level of Affligem before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 64.29 (High)
    • Water Pollution 44.23 (Moderate)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 55.71 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 64.63 (High)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 34.14 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 54.52 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 46.28 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 30.43 (Low)
  • How safe is Affligem for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Affligem.

    • Burglary and Theft 49.75 (Moderate)
    • Mugging and Robbery 52.44 (Moderate)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 47.4 (Moderate)
    • Corruption and Bribery 33.96 (Low)
    • Car Stealing 39.43 (Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 56.84 (Moderate)
    • Attacks 51.35 (Moderate)
    • Drug offense 52.96 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 69.9 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 39.18 (Low)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 53.47 (Moderate)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 39.48 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 65.58 (High)
  • Quality of Life Index of Affligem is 147.85 (High)

    • Safety Index 49.09 (Moderate)
    • Climate Index 83.85 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 62.39 (High)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 34.66 (Low)
    • Cost of Living Index 73.87 (Moderate)
    • Health Care Index 74.44 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 6.35 (Low)
    • Purchasing Power Index 95.57 (High)
    • 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.

  • Here's how much it will cost to shop in Affligem

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.24 USD
    • International Movie per seat 12.18 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 37.45 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 87.88 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 77.06 USD

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