This church is famous for its wooden choir of the 13th century. It is the oldest wooden construction of the province of "West-Vlaanderen". The choir is in the early gothic style. The original chapel of Saint Walburga was build in the year 870 and later replaced by this amazing church. Certainly worth a...more
Santa-Walburga church The church Santa-Walburge is at the origin the chapel of the Chateau count dedicated to the Holy Mary. From the first crusade, about 870, relics are brought back to Santa Walburge and its brothers towards this chapel, probably by Diederick van of Alsace. The popular devotion growing for these relics brought the construction of...more
The Organ The organ dates from 1743-1745, and is of the hand of Jean-Godfroid Gobert and Joseph Bosquet from Lille (France). After the French revolution in the period 1809-1814, repeated organ pipes were stolen. In 1840 followed a restored olv. Pieter Van Petegem. A further restoration followed in 1966-1967 through the firm Loncke from...more
Holy Walburga church The choir, impressive is concerned cut thresholds in the rock of Tournai . (Gothic)The choir stalls are of 1596 and attributed to Otmaar of OmmenThe body is full of rhythms. ---oooOOOooo--- Le choeur, impressionnant est porté sur des seuils taillés dans la pierre de Tournai . (Gothique)Les stalles sont de 1596 et attribué à...more
A sculpture of Georges Grard "Femme regardant le Soleil" ( Woman looking the sun) : it is a sculpture that you can find in the park of Veurne.The author: Georges Grard, been born to Tournai the November the 11th 1901 and dead to Sint-Idesbald the September 11th 1984. His work is composed principally of "naiads" some tans. It lived practically all...more
Sint Walburga church In early Gothic, she never completely was finished. His current state dates back to the beginning of the XXth century. This is more the Gothic one a unique example of area. Classified since 1938. The choir dates back to the 13th/14th century.---oooOOOooo--- De style gothique, elle ne fut achevée qu'au début des années 1900,...more
Walk around: back to history ! Between Santa Walburghe and the Grote Markt, you must take time for stroll and you to soak medieval impressions. Let you go to imagine the same places in the XVII century. Not so difficult if you look around you. ---oooOOOooo--- Entre Sainte Walburghe et le Grote Markt, vous devez prendre le temps pour la promenade...more
Way to the Park To go to the park from the Grote Markt nothing of simpler one: In the corner of the Grote Markt, between the city hall and the office of tourism, you will find a passage under the buildings. It takes you right to the heart of the park where is located the bust of Delvaux and the sculpture of Grard ---oooOOOooo--- Pour se rendre au...more
Het LandhuisThis is the former country house of the castle house of Veurne. Constructs in 1613-1621, of style renaissance, to the manner of the high pure Italian renaissance (architect Sylvain Boullain). It employed here the Arquennes rock instead of the employed bricks normally in the constructions of the region. Notice the pillars in the façade,...more
Paul Delvaux At the Zwartenonnenstraat to the number 18, you will find the house where the lived painter the last years of his life. The small paved street is located to the gone out of the park. On the way will see you other interesting houses.---oooOOOooo--- Au Zwartenonnenstraat au numéro 18, vous trouverez la maison où le peintre a habité les...more
Paul Delvaux (2) Has the back of the City hall, while taking the corner passage under the buildings, one result in the pretty park. This is there that is located the bust of one of the painters surrealists the more known Belgium: André Delvaux. It was born to Anthée, (Wallonie) September 23 1897 and deceased to Veurne July 20 1994. Comtemporain...more
Paul Delvaux In the chapel of the city hotel is hung a paint of Paul Delvaux: "The Girl of Furnes" (Veurne in French) It offered this painting to the city of Veurne in thanks for having been done honor citizen of the city. It there lived the last years of his life. ---oooOOOooo--- Dans la chapelle de l'hôtel de ville est pendu une peinture de Paul...more
The City Hall (3) Situated side west of The Grote Markt, and forming an angle with the former Landhuis. Constructs in brick, and of style renaissance, it was constructed between 1596 and 1612. To the back, a small tower to the roofing in forms pear dates back to 1599 of the to Lieven Lucas native of Saint-Omer.---oooOOOooo--- Elle est située dans...more
City hall inside (2) Most of the furniture dates back to the XVII and XVIII th century. The big characteristic the body of "wallpaper" veneered to the assistance of leaves of monies then gilded of origin XVII th cent (Mechelen) in the Room of the counsel and room of the marriages and in leather of Cordoba in the room of meetings.In this last one...more
The City Hal Inside (1) In the justice court one can see a monumental fireplace in red Belgian marble (Sivry-Rance region) of 1618. Above a paint: The oath benefit of Filip-the-Beautiful in the year 1500, work of Albert Devriendt (1843+1900)---oooOOOooo--- Dans le tribunal de justice l'un peut voir une cheminée monumentale en marbre rouge (Belge:...more
The Procession of the Penitents The photo shows a model representing the event the more known to Veurne: The procession of the penitents.She takes place the last July Sunday and musters thousands of persons. 250 persons with a pointed cap (that are not "stand in" but actually penitents!) come to pay for their faults in leading of heavy cross. The...more
To the manner of the Flemish ones Almost everywhere in Flanders one rediscovers examples of decorations of façades in bricks. This is thanks to the fact that in our regions it there always had brickyard's and that the rocks are rather rare.---oooOOOooo--- A peu près partout en Flandre, on découvre de nombreux exemples d'éléments décoratifs en...more
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.---oooOOOooo--- Construit en 1615 (et classé...more
The Spanish House. A long time employed as peace justice. Constructs in 1448-1452. The aspect does to think about in keep medieval. But the back wing situated in the Oostraat is lighter aspect and well-ventilated. This one is the work of Ambrosius Roelants. Up to 1586, it uses City hotel and in 1697 uses lodging to the Spanish officers from which...more
Santa Klaus (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...more
Holly Mary with child. Notice the costumes to adapt has the Spanish era. Dress and worthy coat of a Queen. I have not unfortunately to find more details in my documentation about this statue. Later. ..perhaps. ---oooOOOooo--- Le costume de la vierge est adapté à la période Espagnole. La robe et le manteau digne d'une reine.Malheureusement, je n'ai...more
Triptyque painting 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.---oooOOOooo--- Un triptyque datant de 1534, œuvre de Jan Van Amstel, avec au centre une crucifixion...more
Sint Nicolaas Church What you see the day of today is from the 15th century and the tower from the 13th century but it was a church from the early 12th century. Abbey church to the origin (1120-1796), you can see outside , on the principal door, how much the ground floor came higher during the century's. It is clearly an example of Flemish halls...more
De Vette Os Coming soon ! Not only the food is great but the selection of wines from al other the world: Spain, Italie, Australia, South Africa, California, Chili, Argentina... and France of course makes the choise difficult. And the price make not a diffenrence: they sale (practice) al of it for 25.95 € the bottle. Not really cheep but wat a...more
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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.
The swiming pool
Is 25 m long. And good warm water. Pay attention on the opening hours! Have a look on the site. It's only open on evening out of the school hollidays period.
Equipment: Not particulary need it.
Favorite thing: The Babelutten are sweets that are very well known and beloved! They are made from sugar, glucose and especially butter. You can buy them at most bakeries in and around Veurne.