The Begijnhof is an oasis of peace in the city centre, a collection of around 40 small baroque houses from the 17th century.
The Broelmuseum offers a fine selection of works by artists who lived or worked in Kortrijk. An exhibition of the Dutch Golden Age painter Roelandt Savery runs until the end of September.
Visit the Vlasmuseum to learn all about flax – once the main driver of Kortrijk’s economy. It explains the process from cultivation to harvesting, and how the plant was interwoven with everyday life.
Brasserie César is typically French – try the steak tartare, prepared at your table.
Beau-M offers an extensive menu and a wonderful atmosphere – good value too.
La dolce vita offers great Italian dishes at reasonable prices and a welcoming, Tuscan-style interior.
Hotel Messeyne is stylish and intimate, with fantastic personalised service.
Best Western Hotel Belfort is a cosy hotel with great views of the main square.
Full House Hotel has a classic façade, behind which lies cosiness, hospitality and a garden.
Byttebier is a trendy shop with funky designs in cooking utensils, jewellery and porcelain.
Dell’Anno’s Lounge is above an exquisite restaurant and offers a cosy atmosphere. The rooftop terrace is great for drinks in the summer sun.