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Address: Beguinage Park - Houtmarkt, Kortrijk 8500, Belgium
Phone Number: 056 27 78 50
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1302, the year we defeated the French

an interesting museum if you want to know everything - or almost everything about the battle of 1302. For Flemish people this an iconic date, for in their long battle for rights... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 28, 2015
Tielt, Belgium

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English first
Tielt, Belgium
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15 reviews
11 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

an interesting museum if you want to know everything - or almost everything about the battle of 1302. For Flemish people this an iconic date, for in their long battle for rights and freedom, this was the date that they at least one time were victorious against the French nobility army. You see the arms they used, the way they... More 

Thank seeking_11
Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Quiet when we visited this new hostel (opened April 2015). Clean rooms, nice bar area, places to sit and play cards etc, good breakfast. Welcome first stop on our inter-railing trip to Europe. We enjoyed our brief stay at this hostel.

Thank WandragFamily
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109 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Beguinages are a typical Flemish phenomena dating from the middle ages. Pious but independant women came here to live together in a sheltered area. The Kortrijk beguinage features a number of beautifully restored white houses in an area full of charm and tranquility. A must see.

Thank MechelenWalter
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21 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Nice building, fine exhibit, Sympathetic and helpful staff. We only visited 1302. You should take your time (about 1h30), to get all the stuff through. We had no kids, but the attention for kids seems really interesting. The audio-material seems a little obsolete, but the contents (in Dutch) were excellent.

Thank adelinElingen
East Orleans, Massachusetts
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32 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

We've been here before and it's very interesting. There is in depth history for adults, but also interactive stuff for kids. Our 7 year old grandson loved it.

Thank CapeCodDiner
Solihull, United Kingdom
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262 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

This museum's name derives from the date of the battle of the Golden Spurs. It is very famous in Belgium and took place between Flemish farmers and French knights. We found the museum to be much more interesting and enjoyable than we were anticipating. The museum not only explains the battle but explores how this event has been politicised in... More 

1 Thank LauraDaveJames
Southport, United Kingdom
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115 reviews
69 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

Staff were very helpful. We particularly enjoyed the first world war exhibit which centred on the espionage in the town which helped the allies. also it was interesting to see film of the Red Baron who was based near the town

Thank alanpo2014
Leiria, Portugal
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78 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

This museum is very well arranged and extremely organized. My visit was for an event presentation, thus there wasn't time to better explore all museum offers. Nevertheless as much as that was possible to look around, that seems to be a good proposal for a visit.

Thank Filipe-Mota-Pinto
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

We came here not knowing what it was about but saw plenty of signs in the city so had to visit. Cost 6 Euros and you get an audio guide which is necessary as there are no English/French/German written translations. The person at the desk said that the museum covers the history of Kortrijk but in reality it focussed on... More 

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Reading, United Kingdom
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60 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

We go to Belgium every year as a group of 20 friends + This was the first time that we had been to Kortrijk and we contacted the museum in advance and they offered to put on a special show for us which was very good. They put on a slide show for us showing the history of the town... More 

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