A creative city with an eccentric streak, Kortrijk pours the perfect cocktail of continuous innovation, a rich history, a vibrant cultural scene and hip city life.
Fashionista? Don’t forget to punctuate your shopping spree with regular breaks at the city’s fun stopping places. And why not treat yourself afterwards to a drink at the lowered banks of the river Leie, voted the most beautiful public space in Flanders?
Both gourmets and foodies are bound to find what they are looking for in Kortrijk. Whether you opt for local delicacies, the sustainable veggie route or gastronomic delights, you are sure to find something to suit your taste buds. The range includes everything from affordable bistros, trendy lunch bars, right through to top culinary restaurants, including two Michelin-starred ones. Seen enough stars? Then it’s time for a nightcap in one of the cosy brown pubs, authentic beer pubs or trendy cocktail bars.
Shopping in Kortrijk
Kortrijk also sets the trend for shopaholics. From the first car-free shopping street in Belgium to a recent first, namely free parking during your shopping day. Whatever you do, make sure you take your time. Creative as ever, Kortrijk has started to experiment with 'slow shopping'. Just scored the perfect gadget in a hip concept store or finally found that 'pièce unique' that completes your collection? Then catch your breath at one of the pop-up experience installations or green spaces in the shopping area.
Sleep on both ears in Kortrijk
Tired of shopping or just ready to put your feet up after all that beauty during your exploration of Kortrijk? Then why not indulge yourself in one of the many hotels, B&Bs, holiday homes or group accommodation. Whether you prefer a luxurious stay with wellness or a more basic stay with friends, there is plenty of choice!
If you are coming by camper van, then try out the modern camper van site right on the river Leie and wake up to the view of the Broel Towers, the city's historic landmark.
If you take your own boat to Kortrijk, two mooring jetties on the Old Leie await you to send you to the land of Nod.