11 Sights in Kortrijk, Belgium (with Map and Images)


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Explore interesting sights in Kortrijk, Belgium. Click on a marker on the map to view details about it. Underneath is an overview of the sights with images. A total of 11 sights are available in Kortrijk, Belgium.

Sightseeing Tours in Kortrijk

1. Belfort

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The Belfry of Kortrijk is a medieval bell tower in the historical centre of Kortrijk, Belgium. One of the city's most prominent symbols, the belfry formerly housed a treasury and the municipal archives, and served as an observation post for spotting fires and other danger. A narrow, steep staircase, accessible by the public without any entry fee, leads to the top of the building, which nowadays leans about a bit to the west. In 1999, the belfry was inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List as part of the Belfries of Belgium and France site, in recognition of the civil, not religious, importance and architecture of the belfries in the region.

Wikipedia: Belfry of Kortrijk (EN), Heritage Website

2. Kortrijk 1302 Groeningemonument

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1302 is a museum in the Church of Our Lady in Kortrijk, Belgium. The multimedia museum deals with the history and symbolism surrounding the Battle of the Golden Spurs, the historic battle that was fought on the Groeningekouter in Kortrijk on 11 July 1302. The physical museum closed its doors at the end of 2021 and has been transferred to a permanent exhibition in the Church of Our Lady since 2022.

Wikipedia: Kortrijk 1302 (NL)

3. Sint-Niklaaskapel

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The Sint-Niklaaskapel is located in the Belgian city of Kortrijk in the Voorstraat. The chapel is part of the monastery complex of the Sint-Niklaas sisters. A large general hospital was also connected to this monastery until 2010, the Sint-Niklaas Hospital on the Houtmarkt, but this was closed after moving this campus to AZ Groeninge on Kennedylaan.

Wikipedia: Sint-Niklaaskapel (Kortrijk) (NL)

4. Sint-Elisabethbegijnhof

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The Beguinage in Kortrijk was founded in 1238 by Joanna of Constantinople. The well-preserved medieval district combines a square beguinage and a street beguinage and is 0.7 hectares in size. Since 2 December 1998 it has been part of the cultural and natural world heritage of UNESCO as part of the group registration of Flemish beguinages.

Wikipedia: Begijnhof Kortrijk (NL), Heritage Website

5. Vannestes Molen

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Vannestes Molen

The Vannestes Mill, also known as Molen Glorieux, Rodenburgmolen, Molen van Marke, Kleynmolen or Abdijmolen, is a mill located in the West Flemish village of Marke. The stone mill, located on the "Molenhof in Rodenborg" dates from 1841 and was originally used to grind grain. Later, it was also used for making oil.

Wikipedia: Vannestes Molen (NL)

6. Borstbeeld Guido Gezelle

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Borstbeeld Guido Gezelle

Guido Pieter Theodorus Josephus Gezelle was an influential writer and poet and a Roman Catholic priest from Belgium. He is famous for the use of the West Flemish dialect, but he also wrote in other languages like Dutch, English, French, German, Latin and Greek.

Wikipedia: Guido Gezelle (EN)

7. Sint-Janskerk

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St. John's Church or St. John the Baptist Church is located in the Belgian city of Kortrijk in the district of St. John. The tower of the church is 58 meters high. The church is exemplary of the neo-Gothic style and has been a protected monument since 2003.

Wikipedia: Sint-Janskerk (Kortrijk) (NL), Heritage Website

8. Gravenkapel

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The Count's Chapel is a medieval chapel in the historic city centre of Kortrijk, Belgium. It is located next to the Church of Our Lady. It was built under Louis II, Count of Flanders as a mausoleum to the Counts of Flanders and a shrine to Saint Catherine.

Wikipedia: Gravenkapel (EN)

9. Chatsjkar

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A khachkar or Armenian cross-stone is a carved, memorial stele bearing a cross, and often with additional motifs such as rosettes, interlaces, and botanical motifs. Khachkars are characteristic of medieval Christian Armenian art.

Wikipedia: Khachkar (EN)

10. Sint-Godelievekerk

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The Sint-Godelievekerk is the parish church of the district of Heule-Watermolen in the West Flemish town of Heule, located at Watermolenwal 2-4, 8, 16. In addition to the parish church, there is a monastery and a primary school.

Wikipedia: Sint-Godelievekerk (Heule) (NL), Heritage Website

11. De Sjouwer

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De Sjouwer is a monument in the Belgian village of Aalbeke. It is located on a hill along the French border, along the E17 Lille-Ghent motorway. The monument itself is an impressive concrete tower about 35 meters high.

Wikipedia: De Sjouwer (NL)


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