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CITY OF LINEN

Kortrijk is a small city of approximately 75,000 people, located in the West Flanders province of northwestern Belgium.

City of Kortrijk

Kortrijk is a small city of approximately 75,000 people, located in the West Flanders province of northwestern Belgium.

The Leie River, which flows through the center of the city, has always played an essential role in Kortrijk’s linen industry. The two medieval towers flanking the bridge over the Leie are symbols of the city’s rich historical heritage.

Kortrijk City Hall, another local landmark, has stained glass windows depicting Kortrijk’s coat of arms.

Museum「TEXTURE」

In 2014 the Vlas Museum, which opened in 1982 in Kortrijk, was moved to a new space on the Leie river and renamed Texture.The museum has been remade as a space where visitors learn about flax and linen with all the five senses.

From flax cultivation to the final linen product, the museum explains the entire production process and its industrial history, as well as the special characteristics, color, and design of linen from the Kortrijk area with interactive exhibitions that can be enjoyed by adults and children alike.

 

TEXTURE -A museum of flax and linen in Kortrijk-
Location: Noordstraat 28 / 8500 Kortrijk
Tel: +32(0)56 27 74 70
http://www.texturekortrijk.be