Arcen Tourism, Netherlands

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Arcen (Limburgish: Ârce) is a village in the Dutch province of Limburg. In 2010, it became part of the municipality of Venlo. Previously, it had been part of the municipality of Arcen en Velden and the seat of 'het gemeentehuis' (Town Hall). In 2001, Arcen had 1884 inhabitants. The built-up area of the town was 0.39 km2, and contained 747 residences. Its location on the river Maas makes it a popular tourist attraction. It is wedged in between Germany in the east and the river Maas in the west. National Park de Hamert lies just north of Arcen. Historic buildings include the 'Schanstoren' (Schans Tower) and the castle as well as century old houses in the village itself. The town hall is of a Traditionalist 20th century design by A.J. Kropholler while the church was designed in a similar style by H.W. Valk. Outside the centre are the Hertog Jan beer brewery and the 'De IJsvogel' distillery, which is located in a historic water mill and produces jenever (gin) and bitters and liquors. Near Arcen lies the only preserved fortress built to protect the Fossa Eugeniana, a canal built between 1625 and 1629 to connect the rivers Rhine and Maas. Arcen has a thermal bath and various holiday parks. Arcen's 'Kasteeltuinen' (castle gardens) went bankrupt in 2012. Arcen is the birthplace of former Dutch soccer international Stan Valckx.

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Find the best activities, restaurants and things to do in Arcen, Netherlands. Explore Arcen travel guide before you plan your trip here. A gripping city on its own right, Rotterdam also deserves a visit. So, ideally any vacation planner would recommend you to visit Rotterdam for its bountiful attractions like Amsterdam Museum, Jewish Cultural Quarter, The Rembrandt House Museum on your trip to Arcen. Also, to reach Arcen, you'll have to take a flight to Rotterdam; so its not really a detour. And even if it is, the city is worth paying at least a quick visit. 1-2 days is an ideal duration of visit to Arcen.

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Facts and Stats for Arcen*

  • Pollution Statistics in Arcen

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

    • Air Pollution 37.5 (Low)
    • Water Pollution 50 (Moderate)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 50 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 50 (Moderate)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 50 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 50 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 25 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 50 (Moderate)
  • Arcen: Crime and Safety

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

    • Burglary and Theft 75 (High)
    • Mugging and Robbery 8.33 (Very Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 33.33 (Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 8.33 (Very Low)
    • Car Stealing 8.33 (Very Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 33.33 (Low)
    • Attacks 41.67 (Moderate)
    • Drug offense 41.67 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 91.67 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 41.67 (Moderate)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 41.67 (Moderate)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 50 (Moderate)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 58.33 (Moderate)
  • Living in Arcen - Quality of Life

    • Safety Index 60.42 (High)
    • Pollution Index 49.14 (Moderate)
    • Cost of Living Index 79.58 (Moderate)
    • Health Care Index 88.89 (Very High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 4.86 (Very Low)
    • Purchasing Power Index 99.82 (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 Arcen

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

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.11 USD
    • International Movie per seat 11.91 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 43.69 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 98.29 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 94.25 USD

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

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