BUDA ISLAND, KORTRIJK’S ARTISTIC HEART
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
- 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.
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.
other places you have to check out! These are some of my favorite hangout spots
on Buda Island;
The Lab – Social Club; They offer the freshest
lemonades in steamy measuring cups and some killer nachos.
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!)
Leieboorden; The newly renovated riverbanks are eye-catching
and they’re another great place to spend
your afternoon breaks in summer.