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 accounts and is surprisingly absorbing: you can touch and smell the fabric itself.

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1. Broelmuseum

0.45 MILES

Highlights of this fine art museum include Roelandt Savery’s 1604 masterpiece Plundering of a Village and Emmanuel Viérin’s semi-impressionist scenes of…

2. Broeltorens

0.48 MILES

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…

3. Grote Markt

0.49 MILES

Kortrijk's curved central square is scarred by insensitive 20th-century constructions, but the slightly leaning, multi-spired brick belfort (belfry)…

4. Onze Lieve Vrouwekerk

0.51 MILES

Echoing with wistful music, this church has a gilt sunburst altarpiece, heraldic panels in the 1373 St-Catherinekapel and features Van Dyck’s 1631…

5. Begijnhof

0.54 MILES

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…

6. St-Maartenskerk

0.58 MILES

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…

7. Kortrijk 1302

0.62 MILES

Promising seven centuries in one day, this modern multimedia ‘experience’ museum delves deep into the background events leading up to the Battle of the…

8. La Piscine Musée d'Art et d'Industrie

10.29 MILES

An art deco municipal swimming pool built between 1927 and 1932 is now an innovative museum showcasing fine arts (paintings, sculptures, drawings) and…