Vilvoorde Tourism

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Vilvoorde (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈvɪlvoːrdə], French: Vilvorde, historically known as Filford in English) is a Belgian municipality in the Flemish province of Flemish Brabant. The municipality comprises the city of Vilvoorde proper with its two outlying quarters of Koningslo and Houtem and the small town of Peutie. The nickname for inhabitants of Vilvoorde is Pjeirrefretters (horse eaters) because horse meat (specially steak) is a beloved food in Vilvoorde. The official language of Vilvoorde is Dutch. There is a French-speaking minority of about 20%, (citation needed) concentrated especially in the Koningslo quarter bordering Brussels. The French-speaking minority is represented by 3 members on the 33-seat local council. The city is also home to a large Spanish minority. In the center of the city, 1 out of 10 inhabitants have Spanish nationality and the proportion of Belgians with Spanish roots is even greater. Most immigrated after World War II, from Peñarroya-Pueblonuevo in Andalusia. There is also a large Moroccan community, and many smaller communities of more recent immigrants including Turks, Macedonians and Portuguese. From 2000 until August 1, 2007, the mayor of Vilvoorde was former Belgian prime minister Jean-Luc Dehaene. The mayor since 2013 is Hans Bonte, also a member of the federal House of Representatives.

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This warm abode of Vilvoorde is a delightful place to visit in Belgium. Vilvoorde is located at a short trip away from Antwerp a major city in Belgium. Antwerp is bestowed with interesting set of attractions like Antwerp Central Station, Mas - Museum Aan De Stroom, Cathedral Of Our Lady. Get in the character of the city, this city requires at least of 1 to 2 number of days of exploration.

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Facts and Stats for Vilvoorde*

  • Pollution Statistics in Vilvoorde

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

    • Air Pollution 63.16 (High)
    • Water Pollution 46.5 (Moderate)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 54.9 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 68.27 (High)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 35.58 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 58.65 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 48.08 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 28.43 (Low)
  • Vilvoorde: Crime and Safety

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

    • Burglary and Theft 51.52 (Moderate)
    • Mugging and Robbery 51.5 (Moderate)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 46.98 (Moderate)
    • Corruption and Bribery 31.7 (Low)
    • Car Stealing 39.04 (Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 59.13 (Moderate)
    • Attacks 53.45 (Moderate)
    • Drug offense 52.16 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 70.8 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 36.88 (Low)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 55.43 (Moderate)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 42.11 (Moderate)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 66.96 (High)
  • Living in Vilvoorde - Quality of Life

    Quality of Life Index of Vilvoorde is 134.86 (High)

    • Safety Index 48.5 (Moderate)
    • Climate Index 84.56 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 62.94 (High)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 32.65 (Low)
    • Cost of Living Index 80.05 (Moderate)
    • Health Care Index 78.39 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 7.23 (Low)
    • Purchasing Power Index 81.49 (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 Vilvoorde

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

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.23 USD
    • International Movie per seat 11.75 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 38.1 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 105.74 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 103.18 USD

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

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