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Address: Beguinage Park - Houtmarkt, Kortrijk 8500, Belgium
Phone Number: 056 27 78 50
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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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 29, 2014
LauraDaveJames
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Solihull, United Kingdom
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Solihull, United Kingdom
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150 reviews 150 reviews
15 attraction reviews
90 helpful votes 90 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 

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Southport, United Kingdom
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44 reviews 44 reviews
21 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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

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13 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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.

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
21 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 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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51 reviews 51 reviews
8 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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Ashby de la Zouch, United Kingdom
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10 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

Its a very well laid out and modern museum. It explains a lot about this pivotal moment in Flemish history, and how it has been misrepresented over the years. My only slight niggle is that although the audio guide is pretty good, its does not explain some of the individual items, coins etc. In other museums there are plasticised cards... More 

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Ancona, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013

There are two main aspects to this museum: the military side, including the armour used, the weapons, tactics and so on, and the historical aspect, meaning who was involved, what was at stake, etc. I was really only interested in the first, so the other side left me a bit cold. Obviously it would be very different for a Belgian,... More 

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Haacht, Belgium
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150 helpful votes 150 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

This museum is dedicated to the famous Battle of Courtrai (Guldensporenslag) in 1302. An audioguide is included in the entrance price. Please mention if you came by train, then you pay €1 less. The audioguide is really good and explains well the motives and moves of the different parties involved in the battle. On the ground floor, everything about the... More 

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Kortrijk, Belgium
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2013

if you want to learn about the history of Flanders AND if you want to get an insight into the mechanics behind forming a cultural identity, then you should visit the place. The identity part is very instructive for allcultures, I must say. Makes you think.

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Antwerp, Belgium
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70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2013

Very interesting modern museum that gives a lot of information about the famous battle and also place it in perspective. Good audio gide. Take 1 to 2 hours to see it, depending how much of the film you watch

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