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Eglise Notre-Dame (Onze-Lieve-Vrouwekerk)

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Address: Deken Zegerplein, Kortrijk, Belgium
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St Catherine of the wheel!

A new piece of information for my trivia list! Nice church with a large series of full size portraits in the niches of the counts chapel. Despite a rack indicating information... read more

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Brighton
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Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

A new piece of information for my trivia list! Nice church with a large series of full size portraits in the niches of the counts chapel. Despite a rack indicating information should be available in 6 languages only Flemish was present.

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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 622 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 November 2016

I like this church. It’s quite unique and it has a lot of historic events. As I approached it, it looked quite majestic, a church worthy for a king. I wasn’t too far from it! It used to be connected with a castle. However, while the church was renovated in 15th century, the castle was abandoned and eventually destroyed. This... More 

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Kennett Square, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 17 July 2016

The Onze Lieve Vrouwe Kerk has been beautifully restored. The outside is Roman/Gothic in style, while the interior has some gothic and baroque elements. The highlights are the chapel of the Counts of Flanders (all of them painted along the walls of the chapel), the painting by Van Dyck and the modern stained glass windows. While the stained glass windows... More 

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Kortrijk, Belgium
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 June 2016

Old church of the counts of Flanders. In the near of the other interestin church of St Martin and the fantastic beguinage. Gothic. Interior is gothic and baroque. Must be seen by all the visitors of Kortrijk. Stands in very interesting surrounding.

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Nijmegen, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 March 2016

The best thing about this cathedral is the chapel with depictions of all the counts of Flanders. Not to be missed.

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Hasselt, Belgium
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 December 2015

As my wife wants to visit each and every churchbuilding we also visiited this one. Very impressif building holding numerous very old paintings and artifacts

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Tielt, Belgium
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 September 2015

I visited the church several times. It is beautifully restored. There is a real sacred atmosphere. It has superb modern stained glass windows. and there is a picture by Van Dyck. This church was once the church of the count of Flanders, who had his castle next to it. The saint Catherine chapel, also called the Chapel of the Counts... More 

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Elingen
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Reviewed 20 July 2015

Interesting church; it contains the quite interesting chapel of the Counts of Flanders. You will find them all in the pleasant chapel (about 1000 years of history!!!). Behind the choir, at the ceiling, see the "replicas" of the "Golden spurs". The real ones are to be seen in the 1302 museum

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Santa Comba Dao, Portugal
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Reviewed 3 May 2015

De Onze-Lieve-Vrouwekerk on the “Deken Zeger plein” is a Church in the historical center of the city of Kortrijk and as being one of the oldest buildings of the city and is now a protected monument. De building of the church started in the year 1199 and in the year 1203 was held the first service. She is a part... More 

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2015

What makes it stand apart, is the link with the former earls/dukes/... of Flanders. Not only the Guldensporenslag but also the separate room with touch screen is impressive. Nice.

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