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Kortrijk is a city in West Flanders.


Kortrijk is a medium city, it has a good balance of tradition and innovation/modernism. It was seen as the Texas of Flanders, one of the richest and most economic developped areas in Flanders. Kortrijk has always been famous for shopping, and in 2010 a big shopping centre is going to open in the heart of the city. There are numerous traffic-free shopping zones, and lots historical sites in the city centre. Outside the centre there are some less developped hoods, but never really bad neighbourhoods. Kortrijk is not far from France, but it's a rather safe city. Suburbs/sattelite cities like Menen have to endure criminality from French youth and gangsters, but Kortrijk is rather safe.

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Get around


  • Broeltorens next to the "leie" (river).






  • Parkhotel next to the Station.


Stay safe

  • Venning is an uninteresting part of the city (east Kortrijk) some streets of the Venning are the poorest of all Belgium like 'Groeningekaai', the city tries to make it richer with building lofts at it. Eastern Venning should always be avoided it has some gangs. Known gangs: V-Side, Ratten.
  • Pradopark Social housing made in 2008, should be avoided at night.
  • The east neighberhood of the Station should be avoided at night (drugdealers, thiefs).

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