Discover Turnhout, combining city living with nature!

Discover Turnhout, combining city living with nature!

Turnhout is a town with a somewhat unusual character. While the city is out on the edge of Belgium, it is also at the centre of the dynamic ‘Quiet Campine’ – a beautiful, natural expanse.

In this way, Turnhout succeeds in binding nature and culture together in a way that’s sure to impress.

Here are just a few of the ways Turnhout will surprise you!

It’s a unique slice of world heritage

The Beguinage is a well-kept oasis of tranquillity in the centre of Turnhout. The cosy cottages, cobblestones, hedgerows, water pumps and wrought-iron street lamps create an ideal scene of the 14th-century splendour.

At its peak in 1675, the Beguinage was home to 360 Beguine nuns.  The beautiful Baroque convent church, built in 1666 – 1667, the Holy Countenance Chapel and the restored Calvary Chapel are eye-catching

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