Bed & Breakfast Arthouse
Albert 1 Laan 9, Veurne, 8630, Belgium
More about Veurne
Tourist way ?!
The Belfry, and farther Santa Nicolaas (Klaus)
My boyfriend and I visited Veurne on Tuesday, 11th July 2006, on our way back to England from Brugge. It seemed like a very lovely picturesque town and we went into the Church which was beautiful, stained glass was lovely. We wandered around the town sqaure that was preparing for a music festival that evening I believe and sat in a cafe and ordered a lasagne and a cool drink.. suddenly we were covered by tiny little flying bugs.. we knocked them away but more came, and more and more.. if you didn't clear your arm for 5 mins and then looked down there would be about 20 on your arms, neck etc
So, we moved inside and thought we were safe.. suddenly we realised that the door frames, radiators, bar, tables were covered in these little flies (it was like a horror film!) We really wanted to spend a relaxing afternoon in Veurne wandering the shops, the bakery museam etc but we just had to escape.. what was it? was it a one off? a weird fly day? The dead flies in the bar/cafe looked like they'd been there for awhile so maybe not but can anyone explain what these flies are and why the locals didn't seem to be bothered by them but our skin was crawling and they were everywhere...
RE: Fruit flies?
could also be what we used to call thunderflies, they are existing in black or in very light green. They are harmless but annoying.
they are bigger then fruitflies that are very very tiny.
they used to appear after hot weather and before heavy rain. It has been years and years I saw them, they used to be more comon before.
Travel Tips for Veurne
The Procession of Penitence
The Procession of Penitence (Boeteprocessie) passes every last Sunday of July through the streets of the city centre. The culminating point is the figure of Christ, carrying a cross of 40 kilos. A large group of penitents follows him. Every year more people take part in the procession. All of them still have the original intention of doing penance.
Houses from the 18th century
Throughout the city you can find several beautiful houses from the 18th century. A lot of them are situated in the "Zwarte Nonnenstraat". Don't hesitate to wander around the town and be surprised by its beautiful architecture.
Triptyque 16th century
A triptyque of 1534 painting to Jan van Amstel with in the middle a crucifixion of Jesus (photo), visits of kings of Saba (left) and Discovered Holy Cross (upright)
Admired the hot colours, notably the blue ones and the red ones.
Un triptyque datant de 1534, œuvre de Jan Van Amstel, avec au centre une crucifixion de Jésus (photo), visite du roi de Saba (panneaux de gauche)et découverte de la Croix (panneau de droite)
Admirez la chaleur des couleurs, notamment les bleus et les rouges
Sint Nicolas statue
(Santa Klaus) is known in our country (with so Holy Martin in of other cities) to give gifts to the children the day of his party day (December 6) This is a little the Santa Claus of at our place so dear to the countries Anglo-Saxons.
It practically always is represented in companies of small children.
You find it on the front of de pulpit.
Saint-Nicolas est connu dans nos contrées (avec Saint-Martin dans d'autres villes) pour être le protecteur des enfants, leurs offrant des cadeaux le jour de sa fête (le 6 décembre).
C'est le Santa Klaus des pays Anglo-Saxons.
Il est pratiquement toujours représenté en compagnie d'enfants.
Vous le trouverez ici au devant de la chaire de vérité.
Other building: Vleeshuis
Constructs in 1615 (classified since 1939) and transformed in 1861 in theatre under the architect P. Croquison, serves currently (since 1968) community library and tourism office,.
This is another late Renaissance example to Veurne, following the example of city Hal current, an older little.
Construit en 1615 (et classé depuis 1939) puis transformé en 1861 en théâtre (architecte P. Croquison), fait actuellement usage de bibliothèque et de bureaux pour l'office du tourisme (depuis 1968).
C'est un autre exemple de Renaissance tardive a Furnes, suivant le modèle de l'hôtel de Ville actuel, de façon plus ancienne.