Despite the many devastations caused by numerous wars, the historic center is relatively well preserved. Today, Kortrijk has many protected monuments and buildings, two of which in particular, the belfry and beguinage, even bear the title of Unesco World Heritage. In addition, the Kortrijk street scene has many valuable facades. The heritage of Kortrijk also includes mills, statues and natural landscapes.
In addition to the historical heritage, many remarkable achievements in contemporary architecture have been realized in Kortrijk in recent years. You can also visit various museums in the city. In addition to the new Kortrijk 1302 museum, there are also the Broel Museum, the Flax Museum, the Bakery Museum and the Begijnhof Museum.
Kortrijk is located in the Leie region, one of the Flemish tourist regions. Every summer boat trips are organized on the Leie and the parks and the renovated walking and cycling promenades along the Leie banks offer many visitors pleasant options for relaxation. The history, the restaurants, the museums, but also the pedestrianized shopping streets and shopping malls attract many people to this city.