Béguinage

Recommended
This charming little village lies between St Martin and Our Lady churches. It is surprisingly quiet amid the busy surrounding district. The Beguine convent founded in 1238 was richly endowed by the Countess of Flanders, Jane of Constantinople in 1241 (note her statue here). The present cottages date from the 17C. The Mother Superior's house has double gables and a small museum recreating the atmosphere of the past.

Useful information

Address : 

Begijnhofstraat

Opening hours

daily except weekends 7am-9pm

Nearby tourist attractions

Église Notre-Dame
Église Notre-Dame
The towers of Our Lady church, founded
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Kortrijk Belfry
Kortrijk Belfry
The 14C belfry standing in the middle of
Grote Markt
Grote Markt
This square is the commercial hub of
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Groeningeabdij
Groeningeabdij
This museum devoted to Kortrijk's
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Hôtel de ville
Hôtel de ville
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Tours du Broel
Tours du Broel
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Église Notre-Dame
Église Notre-Dame
The towers of Our Lady church, founded
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Kortrijk Belfry
Kortrijk Belfry
The 14C belfry standing in the middle of
Grote Markt
Grote Markt
This square is the commercial hub of
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Other ideas « Art and Culture »

Église Notre-Dame
Église Notre-Dame
The towers of Our Lady church, founded
0:15
Groeningeabdij
Groeningeabdij
This museum devoted to Kortrijk's
1:00
Hôtel de ville
Hôtel de ville
The Town Hall has a restored late-Gothic
0:15
See all