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Kortrijk 1302

Beguinage Park - Houtmarkt, Kortrijk 8500, Belgium
056 27 78 50
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Ranked #4 of 21 Attractions in Kortrijk
Type: Museums
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
20 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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42 reviews 42 reviews
4 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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
20 reviews 20 reviews
10 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
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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904 reviews 904 reviews
526 attraction reviews
783 helpful votes 783 helpful votes
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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187 reviews 187 reviews
100 attraction reviews
116 helpful votes 116 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
13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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84 reviews 84 reviews
30 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 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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Kapellen, Antwerpen, Belgium
18 reviews 18 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2012

The overal look and feel of the exhibition. Even for people who do not know a lot of the flemisch history it is a place to visit and learn more trough the exhibition and the audio guide you get for free with the entrance fee.

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Oegstgeest, The Netherlands
16 reviews 16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2011

As much as it tells the story of the Guldersporenslag (Battle of Courtrai) it also gives an insight on how it was remembered through the ages by the Flemish part of what is now Belgium.

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