This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you are better prepared for what to expect, what not to expect and can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in Westerlo. To help you make friends with Westerlo before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!
Westerlo, Belgium, a municipality in the northeast of Belgium, belongs to the Antwerp Province and consists of a couple of smaller towns in a rather rural area. The biggest town is Westerlo Centrum. If you need a flight connection check out the airports in Antwerpen and Brussels. Both airports have numerous international flight links. Especially the capital Brussels offers flights to pretty much any bigger European city and many destinations outside of Europe. You can take the public transport to arrive in Westerlo from both airports. For example, it takes around one hour to get from Brussel Zaventem to Westerlo -- regular buses and trains are available.
If you want to stay some days in the area, there are a couple of hotels and guesthouses spread in the municipality. In Westerl Centrum, there is a cluster of some accommodations including a Westerlo, Belgium hostel. The hotels and guesthouses are rather small and cosy; you will not find big holiday resorts. The Westerlo, Belgium hostel is very suitable for families with kids and school classes. Solo travelers can stay in the place, as well. But it is definitely no party hostel. The facilities are clean, efficient but not very fancy. Your Westerlo, Belgium hostel offers free Wi-Fi for guests.
One of the biggest landmarks in the area is Tongerlo Abbey. It is around two kilometre north of Westerlo Centrum. Originally, it was founded in the twelfth century. The abbey has had an eventful history including the confiscation of the abbey's property in the eighteenth century during the French occupation. Besides the beautiful architecture, you can also visit the local Leonardo Da Vince Museum, which is located at the same site. One of the highlights is the copy of the famous depiction of The Last Supper, showing the scene of Jesus with the Twelve Apostles when he said that one of them would betray him. Less arty is the nearby amusement park. Bobbejaanland, around fourteen kilometres north of Westerlo Centrum, offers a various range of thrilling attractions.
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