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Family trip to Kortrijk with children. Ideas on where to go with your child

Bridge tower, Kortrijk Arriving in Kortrijk with children, it should be borne in mind that entertainment in the city is mainly aimed at those wishing to spend time quietly. There is a small chance to meet loudly celebrating tourists or find places organizing noisy parties here. However, this place is almost perfect to gain peace of mind. The city has quite a lot of attractions - cultural, religious, historical and architectural ones. Beautiful parks serve as the green lungs of the city. When it comes to active family pastime in Kortrijk, you can try cruises or helicopter flights.
Kortrijk town is located on the bank of the Lys River. This is just 7 kilometers away from France. This town has been founded by the Romans. At that time Kortrijk was known as Cortoriacum. … Open
Together with kids, it will be interesting to visit such a complex as Magdalena Zwembad. Not only pools but also water rides are available here so each family member will certainly enjoy the time spent here. A swimming pool can be found in Magdalenapark. Here you can have a good time enjoying leisurely walking or picnicking - of course, all family members participate. Even though there are no playgrounds on the territory, kids will still like spending fun time with their families. While adults will be able to sit on a bench and feel the serenity emanated from this place, small citizens can socialize and play with other children.
Queen Astrid Park (or simply Astridpark) is another great place for family fun. The park is very neat and well maintained, with many benches, fountains, sculptures. Here visitors can find a lake with wonderful ducks - and they, in turn, can be fed by the smallest tourists. It is also worth noting that here kids will be able to play on a playground. Nearby is the Texture Museum over Leie en Vlas, which is also worthy of a visit when traveling with kids. Here, young travelers will be told about the production of flax and the linen industry as a whole - this is exactly what Kortrijk is famous for. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
Many restaurants of Kortrijk are known outside the country; it would be interesting to every traveler to visit the local eating places. The Table d'Amis fine dining restaurant invites … Open
A great option for an active pastime with children is Skatebowl Albertpark where kids can enjoy skateboarding to its fullest. Nearby is another nice facility - namely, Zwembad Abdijkaai. The pool is outdoor, which for many visitors is a big plus, however, the center is open only in the summer months for this reason. In addition to the swimming pool, there are several slides, as well as a pool for the smallest ones. On-site there is a cafe serving delicious ice cream - kids will definitely like it here.
Kortrijk Small citizens are happy to visit Worldkarts where, as the name suggests, they can try karting for the first time. In Provinciaal Sport- en Natuurcentrum, one can find a great place to walk - here you can ride horses or ponies, enjoy active pastime on the water (cruising, fishing), and admire a picturesque lake. On the territory, there is an excellent play zone for children, and this is also a great place to have a picnic. Among other things, it is worth noting a nice cafe operating here, so if you don’t take food with you, there’s nothing to worry about - you can always have lunch on site.
Locals have a very welcoming and hospitable attitude toward foreigners, they are always willing to talk with tourists who show interest in the national culture and history. However, there … Open
It's worth mentioning a few more places where families can have a great dinner or lunch enjoying the most delicious desserts in town. These include Viva Sara Kaffee (wonderful pastries), deDingen (focused on cakes), and Castor cafe (offering unexpected combinations of tastes). Another place is Salon Envie delighting each family member with its warm atmosphere and masterfully prepared dishes, especially cakes - parents cannot miss this chance to pamper their kids.
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City tours, excursions and tickets in Kortrijk and surroundings

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Amusement parks near Kortrijk
♥   Amusement park 'Bellewaerde' Ypres, 22.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Amusement park 'Parc de Lomme' Lomme, 28.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Amusement park 'Boudewijn Seapark' Bruges, 38.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Amusement park 'Plopsaland De Panne' Adinkerke-De Panne, 54.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Amusement park 'Expo ’58' Brussels, 75.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all aquaparks
Water attractions around Kortrijk
♥   Water park 'Aquafun SunParks' Oostduinkerke, 51.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Water park 'Aquafun SunParks' De Haan, 51.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Water park 'Plopsaqua De Panne' , 54.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Water park 'Duinenwater' Knokke-Heist, 56.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Water park 'Océade' Brussels, 75.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
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Aquariums in Kortrijk and nearby
♥   Aquarium 'Sea Life Centre' Blankenberge, 54.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Aquarium 'Aquatopia' , 91.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Aquarium 'Diergaarde Blijdorp' , 146.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Aquarium 'Sea Life Centre' Scheveningen, 158.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all zoos
Zoos and gardens in/near Kortrijk
♥   Zoo 'Bellewaerde' Ieper, 22.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Zoo 'Pairi Daiza' Brugelette, Hainaut, 51.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Zoo 'Planckendael Zoo' Muizen, Mechelen, 89.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Zoo 'Antwerp Zoo' Antwerp, 91.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Zoo 'Diergaarde Blijdorp' Rotterdam, 146.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo

Famous sights of Kortrijk

Chateau de Belœil

From the series “Impressive Castles and Palaces Located on Water”
In the twentieth century, the castle was transformed into the art museum and presents visitors a unique collection of the old paintings, the age of some of which forms more than 500 years. You can also see the valuable collection of more than 20,000 ancient books in the castle. The adjoining territory is as well as its interior decoration as well worth seeing. During the excursion visitors can see a beautiful pond, as well as a lot of the old stone sculptures and the interesting landscape elements. … Read further

Vogelenzangpark 17bis

From the series “Ubelievable Residential Houses Residing on Trees”
The author of the project of an unusual sculpture is an artist from Antwerp Benjamin Verdonck. Among the variety of urban buildings, he particularly liked the building of a retired club, which can be called a classic architectural monument of the mid-20th century. A beautiful historic building managed to survive to this day. In combination with an art monument, the old cottage looks very impressive. The only drawback of the house on a tree can be considered its modest size, it is too small to accommodate even one person in its walls. … Read further
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Interesting places to visit with children around Kortrijk

Guide to sightseeing and entertainment for children in Kortrijk - parks, attractions, museums, zoos, water-parks. All fascinating and educational sites of Kortrijk, which are must visit and see for your child. Find out the best discovery routes and places for kids (local theaters, exhibitions and museums), where you can spend quality time together. Kortrijk for families with children.
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