Veurne

Founded in 877 and soon transformed into a fortification against the Vikings, Veurne is a prosperous city of history and culture.

Several Renaissance-style buildings, mostly built using the local light-coloured brick, adorn Veurne’s central market square, which make it one of Belgium's finest market squares. Among these are the city hall (Landhuis) and belfry, which is recognized by UNESCO as World Heritage Sites in 1999. The nearby church of Saint Walburga is a splendid example of the earlier Gothic style. Other buildings of interest include the church of Saint Nicolas, the Spanish Pavilion, and the old meat market. The beautiful castle of Beauvoorde on the outskirts of town can also be visited. It shows how a squire re-installed an old manor with its magnificent collection of 17th-century furniture.
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