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Category
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Location
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City
Leisure activities (my top 5)
Howest
Kortrijk
50.8247703, 3.2557268
Belgium
Topic MY FAVORITE PLACE IN KORTRIJK
Description

BUDA ISLAND, KORTRIJK’S ARTISTIC HEART

Whether you are looking for the perfect location for hanging out with friends or a cozy place for a romantic date or you have a creative mind that needs soothing, Buda Island has it all! It’s the artistic heart of the city in the river Lys.

  • Buda Kunstencentrum (Buda arts center) is one of the leading theatre production houses of the country. It has a lot of spaces all over Kortrijk where you can either watch or create art.

  • In the Budatoren (Buda-tower) you will find artists from all corners of the world. They might be working on new projects in Kortrijk or just passing through and experimenting with new ideas.

  • The Budascoop is a cinema where you can enjoy the best non-commercial films. They have student friendly prices and organize lots of events such as Student@Buda-nights where you get to watch a movie for free.

  • The Budafabriek (Buda-factory) is an impressive place where designers, entrepreneurs, artists, students (from Howest!) and active citizens work together. The old building was renovated and a striking modern façade was added.

  • Buda Beach is THE hangout in summer. People of all ages come to relax in the beautiful setting of the Lys. It’s coziest at sunset with a bottle of wine and some snacks.

 

I myself like to see a lot of theatre and dance performances and I think that is one of the reasons I like Kortijk so much. Even though it’s a rather small city, it is huge on creativity.

Some other places you have to check out! These are some of my favorite hangout spots on Buda Island;

1.     The Lab – Social Club; They offer the freshest lemonades in steamy measuring cups and some killer nachos.

2.     De Dingen; This is probably the favorite hangout for every student in Kortijk. It’s suitable for any occasion and sometimes you can even enjoy cosy music performances from local artists. (+ they have a cat!) 

3.     Leieboorden; The newly renovated riverbanks are eye-catching  and they’re another great place to spend your afternoon breaks in summer.


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