Alphen Tourism, Netherlands

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Alphen is a village in the municipality of Alphen-Chaam, in the Netherlands. It is located about 12 km southwest of Tilburg. The village itself has about 2960 inhabitants; the countryside that belongs to the village has a population of about 1040. This includes the hamlets 't Zand, Alphen-Oosterwijk, Druisdijk, Looneind, Boslust, Hondseind, Het Sas, Terover, Boshoven and Kwaalburg. According to the 19th-century historian A.J. van der Aa, Alphen was first mentioned in 711, when a nobleman named Engelbrecht sold "Alfheim" to Saint Willibrord. In 726, it was sold on to the Abbey of Echternach. In 1545 it was burned to the ground by the army of Guelders under Maarten van Rossum, and in later wars it suffered from destruction and looting as well. Until 1997, Alphen was the main village of the municipality of Alphen en Riel.

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A place in Netherlands, Alphen is an interesting place to visit, given its unique culture, history and character. When planning a trip to Alphen, make sure you visit its near-by prime city of Rotterdam. Attractions in Rotterdam include Amsterdam Museum, Jewish Cultural Quarter, The Rembrandt House Museum. To get to this city, remember that the nearest major airport is Rotterdam The Hague Airport. Tour packages of Alphen are of 1 to 2 days duration.

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Facts and Stats for Alphen*

  • Pollution Statistics in Alphen

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

    • Air Pollution 30.56 (Low)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 33.33 (Low)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 50 (Moderate)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 8.33 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 41.67 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 16.67 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 8.33 (Very Low)
  • Alphen: Crime and Safety

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

    • Burglary and Theft 22.73 (Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 6.82 (Very Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 11.36 (Very Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 7.5 (Very Low)
    • Car Stealing 15.91 (Very Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 22.73 (Low)
    • Attacks 6.82 (Very Low)
    • Drug offense 27.27 (Low)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 100 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 81.82 (Very High)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 13.64 (Very Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 2.27 (Very Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 31.82 (Low)
  • Living in Alphen - Quality of Life

    • Safety Index 83.76 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 27.39 (Low)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 28.33 (Low)
    • Cost of Living Index 87.9 (Moderate)
    • Health Care Index 83.28 (Very High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 6.53 (Low)
    • Purchasing Power Index 107.23 (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.

  • Cost for Essentials in Alphen

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

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.33 USD
    • International Movie per seat 12.82 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 36.91 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 106.85 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 88.87 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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