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Kortrijk is a town famous for the textile industry.  It is not a town largely visited by tourists, and this adds to the charm.  It is located on the River Leie and a visit is highly recommended. Notable sights are the Begijnhof, the Markt, the Belfry, Sint Maartens Church and the Broeltoren.  The Broeltoren are ancient, one was built in the 14th century and the other in 1411.  They were built as a fortress to defend Kortrijk from possible attack.

Stadhuis
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The Stadhuis on the Markt.

Sint Maarten's Church
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A view of the church.

Schouwburg
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The Schouwburg on the Markt.

Museum
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Kortrijk has museums dedicated to the textile industry.
Cafes
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Cafes lined the Markt.
Ornate Building
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The gold on the building glittered in the sun.

Another View of Church
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A different view of Sint Maarten's Church

Broeltoren
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The Broeltoren (Broel Towers) stand beside the River Leie.

Belfry
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The Belfry stands on the Markt.

Kortrijk Begijnhof
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The Begijnhof is in a peaceful corner of the city.

The official website of Kortrijk.