Veurne attractions

Top Choice Church in Veurne


Veurne’s main church is the delicately spired St-Walburgakerk, a spacious, heavily buttressed affair containing much-revered relics. The skull of St-Walburga is contained in a reliquary facing the entrance. A wooden…
Top Choice Castle in Veurne

Kasteel Beauvoorde

Around 8km south of Veurne, the late-16th-century Kasteel Beauvoorde is an intact, picture-perfect (though tiny by castle standards), four-storey moated mansion with fully furnished interiors. It's free to wander ar…
Museum in Veurne


A classical 17th-century farmstead houses this delightful museum that comprehensively examines baking from grain production to speculaas (a type of biscuit) moulding. There’s also a chocolate statue and barns of mil…
Historic Building in Veurne

Landhuis met Belfort

The 1628 octagonal belfort (belfry), a Unesco World Heritage site, rises behind the 17th-century former courthouse building. It now houses a helpful tourist office but is otherwise not accessible to the public.
Church in Veurne


Behind the Grote Markt’s southeast corner, St-Niklaaskerk has a bulky 13th-century tower that you can climb for good summer views, plus a small exhibit on bell-ringing.
Historic Building in Veurne

Spaans Paviljoen

The 15th-century Spaans Paviljoen (Spanish Pavilion) was Veurne’s town hall before being commandeered as a garrison for Spanish officers during Habsburg rule.