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Preparing your trip to Kortrijk: advices & hints - things to do and to obey

Kortrijk, founded 1302 1. All important sights of Kortrijk are located near, so it’s recommended to have a walking tour around the city.
2. The most appropriate urban transport is a bus; it runs every day through the streets along more than 10 different routes. It’s better to buy tickets at newsstands - in this case they will cost about 1.2 euros. You can buy tickets from a bus driver, but the cost will be much higher - 2 euros.
3. You can visit Kortrijk at any time of the year, both in winter and in summer there is a pleasant weather. However, winter is the rainiest time of the year, and heavy snowfall and rains can break excursion.
4. Banks and other government offices are open Monday through Saturday from 9:00 am to 5:00 - 5:30 pm. During the day, all institutions close for lunch that usually lasts no more than one hour. Saturday is a shorter working day, and on Sunday all is closed.
5. It is most profitable to change currency in banks, as they offer better rates in comparison with exchange offices. Before the deal tourists have to pay attention not only to the exchange rate, but also to the size of the commission charged. In some banks it can be fixed and in other it depends on the amount of the transaction. Copyright
6. Travelers, who expect to attend local eating places, have to look into cafes and bars. Only on the first glance they may seem modest and unremarkable. Literally in every cafe visitors are offered a huge selection of national dishes, as well as alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages.
7. It is recommended to make calls to other cities and countries from phone booths, which can be found on virtually every street and close to major public institutions. Pay phones accept plastic and credit cards; some may accept coins.
The starting point of most tour itineraries is the Market Square situated in the center of Kortrijk. On the square there is Belfry (Belfort van Kortrijk), the first mention of which relates … Open
8. To rent a car a standard set of documents is necessary: an international driver’s license, a passport, a credit card with the desired amount of deposit, as well as some cash to pay for insurance. Those under 23 years of age may be denied services.
9. In the warmer months a bicycle becomes a popular mean of transportation among local residents and tourists; you can rent it at one of many rental agencies. As a rule, the most expensive rental centers are located in hotels.
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The monument is no less popular. Every day curious tourists come here to take interesting photos. The impressive sculpture and the adjoining old building are surrounded by an incredibly beautiful park, through which you can stroll at any time of the year. Here grow majestic, old trees, in the shadow of which comfortable recreation zones have been equipped with benches, as well as other no less remarkable sculptures. … Read further


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Many excursions begin from the Markt Square. Several historical objects are situated right near it. For example: the guard tower Belfort. It’s 83 meters high and dated from 1240 year. The town is also known thanks to its cultural centers. There has placed the world-known Groeninge museum, which has an extensive collection of medieval and early modern art, including the notable collection of Flemish Primitives. This museum was established in the 18th century. … Read further

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