Vijlen Tourism, Netherlands

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Vijlen (Limburgish: Viele) is a village in the South-East part of the Dutch province of Limburg. The village is constituted of a number of hamlets, among which Mamelis, Camerig, Harles and Cottessen. Including these hamlets, Vijlen has around 1,500 inhabitants (in 2005) and is part of the municipality of Vaals. Located at 200 meters above Normaal Amsterdams Peil, on top of the Vijlenerberg (Vijlener hill), it is the highest situated town in the Netherlands. The neo-gothic and Catholic St. Martinus church, which is located in the center of the village, is known as the highest located church in the country. The area around the village is well known for its natural beauty and remarkable landscapes. The 'Mergelland Route', a very popular touristic route through the South-Limburg area, leads through the village and its surroundings. With ample lodging and camping facilities available, tourism related business is a rather substantial source of income for the village. The origin of the village is most likely Roman. The name Vijlen is generally believed to be derived from the Roman word 'villa' or 'villare' (farm estate or 'belonging to a farm estate'). Remains of a Roman villa have been found close to the village. The earliest known documentation on the village originates from 1016. Documentation of a gift to the abbey of Aachen-Burtscheidt in that year mentions property in Villiam (Uilliam).In the adjoining forest, the 'Vijlener bos', evidence of much earlier human activity in the area has been found. Communal graves from the Linear Pottery culture have been recovered, and indicate human settlements in the area around 5000 years ago.


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Facts and Stats for Vijlen*

  • Pollution Statistics in Vijlen

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

    • Air Pollution 30.77 (Low)
    • Water Pollution 25 (Low)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 50 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 25 (Low)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 10.71 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 17.86 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 15 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 32.14 (Low)
  • Vijlen: Crime and Safety

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

    • Burglary and Theft 35 (Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 35 (Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 30 (Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 22.5 (Low)
    • Car Stealing 27.5 (Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 35 (Low)
    • Attacks 36.11 (Low)
    • Drug offense 32.5 (Low)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 85 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 70 (High)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 35 (Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 22.5 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 32.5 (Low)
  • Living in Vijlen - Quality of Life

    Quality of Life Index of Vijlen is 203.68 (Very High)

    • Safety Index 68.21 (High)
    • Climate Index 86.73 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 30.47 (Low)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 20.67 (Very Low)
    • Cost of Living Index 71.76 (Moderate)
    • Health Care Index 69.44 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 5.06 (Low)
    • Purchasing Power Index 139.41 (Very 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 Vijlen

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

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.11 USD
    • International Movie per seat 10.89 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 59.07 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 129.01 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 101.44 USD

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

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