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Essen is a small hamlet in the municipality Haren in the province Groningen. It lies between the city of Groningen and the village of Haren. In 1215 a monastery was founded in Essen (or Yesse). It existed until 1594. During the Protestant Reformation it was closed down by the province of Groningen. It was known for having a miraculous statue of Mary (mother of Jesus). Only the terrain on which the monastery was built is recognisable. Today Essen counts twenty farms in a very rural countryside; it is hard to imagine that the centre of the city of Groningen is only 5 km (3 mi) away. The existence of Essen is being threatened by plans to build a new beltway, the Zuidtangent. The municipality of Haren has so far resisted these plans.

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Home to pretty treasures, Essen is Netherlands's best kept secret. When planning a trip to Essen, make sure you visit its near-by prime city of Amsterdam. Amsterdam, is a worth visiting city owing to its prime attractions like Amsterdam Museum, Jewish Cultural Quarter, The Rembrandt House Museum. Also, to reach Essen, you'll have to take a flight to Amsterdam; so its not really a detour. And even if it is, the city is worth paying at least a quick visit. Popular vacation packages of Essen are of 1-2 days.

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Facts and Stats for Essen*

  • Pollution Statistics in Essen

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

    • Air Pollution 25 (Low)
    • Water Pollution 17.86 (Very Low)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 34.38 (Low)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 21.88 (Low)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 6.25 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 9.38 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 11.36 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 28.13 (Low)
  • Essen: Crime and Safety

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

    • Burglary and Theft 28.13 (Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 17.71 (Very Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 16.3 (Very Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 11.46 (Very Low)
    • Car Stealing 12.5 (Very Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 20.45 (Low)
    • Attacks 22.92 (Low)
    • Drug offense 44.57 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 92.71 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 75 (High)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 16.67 (Very Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 13.54 (Very Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 31.25 (Low)
  • Living in Essen - Quality of Life

    Quality of Life Index of Essen is 187.73 (Very High)

    • Safety Index 77.52 (High)
    • Climate Index 84 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 23.43 (Low)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 18.25 (Very Low)
    • Cost of Living Index 74.62 (Moderate)
    • Health Care Index 80.5 (Very High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 4.73 (Very Low)
    • Purchasing Power Index 82.91 (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 Essen

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

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.14 USD
    • International Movie per seat 11.75 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 34.61 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 104.32 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 104.32 USD

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

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