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Europe is one of the five inhabited traditional continents of the Earth. Physically and geologically, Europe is the westernmost peninsula of Eurasia, west of Asia. Europe is bounded to the north by the Arctic Ocean, to the west by the Atlantic Ocean, to the south by the Mediterranean Sea, and to the southeast by the waterways adjoining the Mediterranean to and including the Black Sea and the Caucasus Mountains. Europe is also admired for its natural beauty, marvelous surroundings and remarkable cities.
Affligem is one such remarkable tourist city in Europe that is blessed with unique and marvelous surroundings. It is a municipality covering a total land area of 17.70 square kilometers with a total population of 11,956 inhabitants and population density of 676 inhabitants per square kilometer. It is located at about 20 kilometers to the west-north-west of Brussels in the Belgian province of Flemish Brabant, not far from the town of Aalst and the important railway junction of Denderleeuw.
The municipality of Affligem encompasses the villages of Essene, Hekelgem and Teralfene. Historically, the village is best known for the Benedictine Affligem Abbey, founded in 1062. The discovered history of Affligem show that by 1574 the abbey of Affligem was already brewing its famous beer which is still produced today, under license from the monks of Affligem, by the Op-Ale brewery in the neighboring village of Opwijk. The brewery is now owned by Heineken Brewery, who markets it internationally.

A thousand surprising discoveries, great hotels and excellent family resorts, Affligem is a truly unique adventure playground for all those who want more than just the seaside, who want more originality, and authenticity, more variety and more family fun. Here, everything is just around the corner and nothing is closer than pure enjoyment.

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