Overijse Tourism

Overijse (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈoːvərɛi̯sə]) is a municipality in the province of Flemish Brabant, in Flanders, Belgium. The municipality comprises the town of Overijse, and the communities of Eizer, Maleizen, Jezus-Eik, Tombeek and Terlanen. On December 31, 2008, Overijse had a total population of 24,410. The total area is 44.43 km² which gives a population density of 549 inhabitants per km².Overijse is surrounded by an extensive woodlands (Zoniënwoud/Forêt de Soignes), with walk- and bicycle paths. The community is regarded as a very attractive area in which to live. The official language is Dutch. French-speaking residents who have migrated mainly from Wallonia or Brussels are represented by 8 members on the 27-seat local council. According to the 2008 census, Overijse was also home to 4,842 expatriates including 1,236 Dutch, 766 British, 505 Germans, 375 Americans, 311 French and 295 Italian. Near Overijse there is a medium wave transmitter for the Belgian foreign radio service. Overijse has a traditional festival every year, held in August (Druivenfeesten). The festival commemorates the industry that shaped the area, namely cultivation of grapes (Dutch druiven). In 2010 it is held from August 21–28. The Druivenkoers Overijse is a single-day road bicycle race during the festival. The Vlaamse Druivencross is a December cyclo-cross classic race. In 1952, Albert Lootvoet, a local brewer started brewing the now world-famous Leffe beer according to its original recipe. The Leffe beers were brewed in Overijse from 1952 until 1977, when the Artois breweries bought out the local brewer.


Discover the beauty of the city's striking landscope, welcome to Overijse, Belgium. Overijse is located at a short trip away from Antwerp a major city in Belgium. 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. Also, to reach Overijse, 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. Tour packages of Overijse are of 1 to 2 days duration.

Overijse 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 Overijse before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 63.86 (High)
    • Water Pollution 43.24 (Moderate)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 55.23 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 63.35 (High)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 32.47 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 53.13 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 45.74 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 28.49 (Low)
  • How safe is Overijse for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Overijse.

    • Burglary and Theft 48.65 (Moderate)
    • Mugging and Robbery 50.44 (Moderate)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 45.48 (Moderate)
    • Corruption and Bribery 32.32 (Low)
    • Car Stealing 38.03 (Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 55.3 (Moderate)
    • Attacks 50.15 (Moderate)
    • Drug offense 51.36 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 71.62 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 39.97 (Low)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 52.11 (Moderate)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 39.91 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 63.96 (High)
  • Quality of Life Index of Overijse is 150.53 (Very High)

    • Safety Index 50.36 (Moderate)
    • Climate Index 83.85 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 61.39 (High)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 33.18 (Low)
    • Cost of Living Index 73.78 (Moderate)
    • Health Care Index 76.46 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 6.55 (Low)
    • Purchasing Power Index 95.66 (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 Overijse

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.25 USD
    • International Movie per seat 12.2 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 36.79 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 87.04 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 83.88 USD

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