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How our Predecessors Lived

If you wish to experience the contrast between modern domestic housing and that of most of our town... read more

Reviewed August 27, 2018
Kortrijk, Belgium

Just a few steps from the down town one can feel a few hundred years ago, admiring beautiful... read more

Reviewed June 7, 2018
Schoeningen, Germany
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Aug 27, 2018
“How our Predecessors Lived”
Jun 7, 2018
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Reviewed August 27, 2018

If you wish to experience the contrast between modern domestic housing and that of most of our town dwelling predecessors then look no further than Baggaertshof. Small individual terraced homes smaller than a modern student's 'cot' for a family with many children. I last saw...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed June 7, 2018

Just a few steps from the down town one can feel a few hundred years ago, admiring beautiful picturesque buildings and escape from the city life. It is definitely a must in Kortrjk but very pleasurable one.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank EvaF2Eva
Reviewed March 22, 2018 via mobile

Peaceful walk through a historic part of Kortrijk. The real medieval feel to this city and a must visit whilst following the unofficial trail.

Date of experience: March 2018
Reviewed July 31, 2016

The old almshouses have been renovated and the gardens combined into a medicinal garden. One of the almshouses is open for the public to enter and have a peek around. As it is very small, you cannot do much more than peek around!. Few almshouses...More

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank KatrienS955
Reviewed March 15, 2016

Don't make a detour only for the Baggaertshof but if you visit Kortrijk, you have to vist also the Baggaertshof. Very small but a little place of quietness in the centre of the town. So you can feel that Kortrijk has really mediaval roots.

Date of experience: February 2016
Thank Pieter V
Reviewed August 28, 2015

We would not have found this beautiful and thought inspiring place, without the help of the tourist trail map. Exquisite little apothecary garden, surrounded by tiny houses which offered accommodation to needy widows & children

Date of experience: August 2015
Thank michaelahewlett
Reviewed July 18, 2015 via mobile

Great history in a lovely setting. This is worth the trek if you have time. There are old restored buildings that really take you back to give a glimpse of life hundreds of years ago.

Date of experience: August 2014
Thank JD-70point3
Reviewed July 29, 2013

The Baggaertshof was built in 1638, as a place where poor women could live a virtuous and spiritual life. Somehow this place survived time, but is now completely surrounded by modern houses and shops. You can visit the place for free, but have a look...More

Date of experience: July 2013
5  Thank Globetrotter045
Reviewed July 26, 2013

Find it. Sit down and relax. Love it. Old 17th century houses around a recent central botanic garden. One of the houses is free to visit and shows how people lived there back then.

Date of experience: July 2013
1  Thank ElsPannecoucque
Reviewed October 25, 2012

Baggaertshof is sweet and small. This herbal garden has a small koi pond and a chapel twice its size and they ooze love. Image someone weeding this and feeding the kois. Beautiful, even in autumn.

Date of experience: October 2012
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