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  • 1 Grote-Markt Recommended Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Grote-Markt B - 8630 Veurne

    This vast square is lined with fine buildings (Town Hall, Landhuis, St Walburg church) and mostly early-17C houses topped by imposing gables, pediments and cornices. On the north side, note the set of five houses with fine gables, adorned with heavy ..

  • 2 Église St-Nicolas

    Religious buildings

    Appelmarkt B - 8630 Veurne

    This hall-church is topped by a fine 13C huge brick tower that houses one of Flanders' oldest bells, the Bomtje (1379). The interior has three aisles of equal height. Note the interesting high-altar triptych (1534) depicting the Crucifixion, which so..

  • 3 Beauvoorde Castle

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Wulveringemstraat 10 B - 8630 Wulveringem

    The 16C-17C Beauvoorde Castle is a charming building with crow-stepped gables, surrounded by water and hidden behind its park's great trees. The interior has 17C woodwork and rich antique furniture and artifact collections.

  • 4 Landhuis

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Grote Markt B - 8630 Veurne

    The old law courts building was once a castellany (1618) and was inspired by Antwerp's city hall. Note the Gothic belfry (1628), topped by a Baroque roof, behind.

  • 5 Église Ste-Walburge

    Religious buildings

    Pannestraat B - 8630 Veurne

    The first Romanesque church, razed by Norsemen, was rebuilt in the 12C. The 13C saw the start of a new but never completed building, as the 14C chancel and base of a tower (neighbouring square) suggest. The interior has imposing and harmonious propor..

  • 6 Noordstraat

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Noordstraat B - 8630 Veurne

    In 1906, the Austrian writer Rainer Maria Rilke stayed in this former inn, the Noble Rose (Die Nobele Rose, 1572. Opposite, a small monument commemorates the Nieuwport lock-keeper who caused flooding in 1914.

  • 7 Spaans Paviljoen

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Ooststraat B - 8630 Veurne

    The 15C Spanish Pavilion on the corner of the main square and (Ooststraat) was the town hall until 1586. It was the Spanish officers' quarters in the 17C.

  • 8 Oud Vleeshuis

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Ooststraat B - 8630 Veurne

    The meat market (1615) has a pretty façade and now houses the town library in a former butcher's shop.

  • 9 Grand'Garde

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Grote Markt B - 8630 Veurne

    This arcaded house (1636) at the south end of the main square was the former guard-room. Its side wall overlooks the apple market (Appelmarkt) and St Nicholas' church.

  • 10 Musée de la Boulangerie

    Museums and art

    Albert 1er-laan 2 B - 8630 Veurne

    This museum presents types of cereals used for bread-making, implements for baking bread and speculoos biscuits to preparing ice cream and waffles. Note the small revolving mill, a small reconstructed bakery and confectionery shop, as well as 19C-20C..

  • 11 Town Hall

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Grote Markt 29 B - 8630 Veurne

    The Flemish Renaissance Town Hall was built in 1596 (left) and 1612 (right). It has a double pedimented façade with an elegant loggia and a small onion-domed turret crowning a staircase at the back. Inside, the walls are lined with fine leather from ..

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