Hoogstraten Tourism, Belgium

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For people with this surname, see Hoogstraten (surname) Hoogstraten (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈɦoːxstraːtə(n)]) is a municipality located in the Belgian province of Antwerp. The municipality comprises Hoogstraten, Meer, Meerle, Meersel-Dreef, Minderhout and Wortel (Meersel-Dreef includes the northernmost point in Belgium). Hoogstraten (originally Hoogstraeten) has a population of over 20,000, and lies in Flanders at the northern border of Belgium within an enclave surrounded on three sides by the Netherlands. Today, about 15% percent of the population consists of Dutch people.The town is named after the hoge straat or "high road" – a military highway that linked the old towns of Antwerp and 's-Hertogenbosch. In the town’s early days, little trade existed. Villages and towns produced just enough for their own support, with little or no surplus to be ‘sold’ to other areas. Thus, most travelers along this high road were soldiers and armies. Today Hoogstraten is internationally know for its strawberries. Veiling Hoogstraten (auction) is one of the largest of the Benelux. Every year more than 30000 tonnes of strawberries are traded there. However its main agricultural crop is the tomato.

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Find the best activities, restaurants and things to do in Hoogstraten, Belgium. Explore Hoogstraten travel guide before you plan your trip here. After your splendid visit to Hoogstraten, you can proceed to an important near-by city of Antwerp. Add Antwerp to your vacation plan, it has an interesting bunch of activities to do on your visit like Antwerp Central Station, Mas - Museum Aan De Stroom, Cathedral Of Our Lady. Tour packages of Hoogstraten are of 1 to 2 days duration.

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Facts and Stats for Hoogstraten*

  • Pollution Statistics in Hoogstraten

    Know the pollution level of Hoogstraten 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)
  • Hoogstraten: Crime and Safety

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

    • Burglary and Theft 17.5 (Very Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 2.5 (Very Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 10 (Very Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 5.56 (Very Low)
    • Car Stealing 10 (Very Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 20 (Low)
    • Attacks 7.5 (Very Low)
    • Drug offense 30 (Low)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 100 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 80 (Very High)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 15 (Very Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 2.5 (Very Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 32.5 (Low)
  • Living in Hoogstraten - Quality of Life

    • Safety Index 84.5 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 27.39 (Low)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 28.33 (Low)
    • Cost of Living Index 94.26 (High)
    • Health Care Index 81.08 (Very High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 6.6 (Low)
    • Purchasing Power Index 108.31 (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 Hoogstraten

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

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.33 USD
    • International Movie per seat 13.62 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 39.2 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 113.47 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 94.37 USD

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