Kortrijk attractions

Gallery in Kortrijk


Highlights of this fine art museum include Roelandt Savery’s 1604 masterpiece Plundering of a Village and Emmanuel Viérin’s semi-impressionist scenes of the begijnhof. It occupies a classical river-facing 1785 mansi…
Square in Kortrijk

Grote Markt

Kortrijk's curved central square is scarred by insensitive 20th-century constructions, but the slightly leaning, multi-spired brick belfort (belfry) provides an attractive focus, and the restored 1421 Historisch Sta…
Museum in Kortrijk

Kortrijk 1302

Promising seven centuries in one day, this modern multimedia ‘experience’ museum delves deep into the background events leading up to the Battle of the Golden Spurs and brings to life the significance and outcomes o…
Tower in Kortrijk


This iconic pair of three-storey fortress towers guards a picturesque arched stone bridge across the River Leie in central Kortrijk. Last reminders of a long-gone medieval city wall, their machicolations and conical…
Notable Building in Kortrijk


Small but utterly delightful, Kortrijk’s enclosed begijnhof is as charming a cluster of whitewashed old terraced houses as you could hope to find. Enter through a portal tucked behind Café Rouge and admire the 1682 …
Church in Kortrijk

Onze Lieve Vrouwekerk

Echoing with wistful music, this church has a gilt sunburst altarpiece, heraldic panels in the 1373 St-Catherinekapel and features Van Dyck’s 1631 painting Kruisoprichting (Raising of the Cross) in the left transept…
Church in Kortrijk


The noble 83m tower that adds such finesse to the Kortrijk skyline belongs to this mostly 15th-century Gothic church, built on the site of St-Eloi’s 7th-century chapel.
Museum in Kortrijk


The Texture museum is located in an 1902 flax factory and focuses on the town's flax and linen industry; you'll also see a lovely collection of damasks and laces. The history of flax is told through individual accou…