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  • 1 Musée national de la Carte à jouer Interesting

    Museums and art

    Druivenstraat 18 B - 2300 Turnhout

    This former playing card factory displays machines used to make or print cards and an extensive collection of packs of cards from around the world. The oldest date from c 1500.

  • 2 Grand-Place

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    B - 2300 Turnhout

    St Peter's church (15C-18C) stands in the centre of the square. It contains an interesting 19C pulpit, choir stalls from 1713 and confessionals from 1740. The neo-Classical town hall was inaugurated in 1961.

  • 3 Ancien château des ducs de Brabant

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Kasteelstr. B - 2300 Turnhout

    This 13C-17C four-sided building was a hunting lodge for the dukes of Brabant in the Middle Ages. Mary of Hungary turned it into a sumptuous residence. There is a modern arts centre nearby, built in 1972.

  • 4 Musée

    Museums and art

    Begijnenstraat 28 B - 2300 Turnhout

    This museum deals with archaeology, history, art and folklore in the Kempen region, which was called Toxandria in Roman times. It houses extensive collections and a reconstructed Kempen kitchen.

  • 5 Ancien béguinage de Turnhout

    Religious buildings

    Druivenstraat B - 2300 Turnhout

    Founded in the 14C and rebuilt in the 16C and 17C, this is a charming enclosure whose houses are arranged around a small triangular square overlooked by a Baroque church. A museum devoted to the convent is housed at n° 56.

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