Kortrijk is a beautiful, invigorating city with lush parks and historical museums. And rightly so, it must be travelled and explored with Kortrijk car rental service, just as much wonder as it was created. Not only do we offer elaborate tours of the highlights of the city, but we offer so at cheap and affordable prices. Our company provides a range of Kortrijk car rental benefits like unlimited mileage, collision damage waiver, various pickup and drop off locations and round the clock customer support.
Kortrijk - Highlights
Kortrijk is a Belgian city and municipality located in the Flemish province West-Vlaanderen. It is the capital and biggest city of the arrondissement of Kortrijk, which are both a judicial and an administrative arrondissement. The wider municipality comprises the city of Kortrijk proper and the towns of Aalbeke, Bellegem, Bissegem, Heule, Kooigem, Marke, and Rollegem. The city is situated on the Leie River, 42 km southwest of Gent and 25 km northeast of Lille in France. Both Kortrijk and Lille are part of the same transnational Eurodistrict urban area with around 1,900,000 inhabitants. As the biggest city of southern West-Flanders, Kortrijk has many schools, hospitals and shopping streets. Rent a car in Kortrijk with us and reach out to various destinations at your own terms.
Much of the city's medieval architecture remains intact and is remarkably well preserved and restored. The city center is one of the largest car free areas in Belgium. Kortrijk boasts of many museums, which have a historical significance in its exhibits. Particularly, the Kortrijk 1302 displays seven centuries in one day and speaks, through its exhibits, about the famous Battle of the Golden Spurs, which gave Flanders its official holiday. Another must see museum is the Broelmuseum, a museum of fine arts and archeology. It showcases many works by Roelant Savery. The National Flax Museum is an honor of the plant that once was the main driver of Kortrijk's economy. As with most Belgian cities, Kortrijk offers a rich variety of local and foreign cuisine. Famous local specialties include Kalletaart (apple cake with Calvados), Peperbollen, Biscuits, and chocolate little beguines. The town of Heule is home to the notable small brewery Picobrouwerij Alvinne, while Bellegem is the hometown of brewery Bockor. Being one of the largest cities, Kortrijk has a highly developed transportation system. It is easy accessible by cars, taxis, public buses and trains. The city has an airport known as Kortrijk-Wevelgem International Airport, which is mainly used for business travel and medical flights. The river Leie is an important way of transporting goods through inland navigation.
The city is historically connected with the flax and the textile industry, and still today the textile industry remains important in the region. Kortrijk serves as an educational centre in south West-Flanders, attracting students from the entire region. Kortrijk was the very first city in Belgium who created a fully pedestrian shopping street. It also has several indoor shopping centres such as the Ring Shopping Kortrijk Noord, Bouwcentrum Pottelberg and the new shopping centre K in Kortrijk. The city is home to many beautiful parks, including a butterfly sanctuary - the Stadsgroen Venning. People of Kortrijk are remarkable sports fan and the major sports played by its citizens are Football, Basketball, Rugby, Tennis, Swimming and Cycling. You can enjoy our great rental service at the most nominal Kortrijk car hire rates with us.
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