5 Things to Do in Torhout That You Shouldn't Miss

October 2, 2017 Almeta Stockton

Torhout (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈtɔrɦʌu̯t]) (West Flemish: Toeroet) is a municipality located in the Belgian province of West Flanders. The municipality comprises the city of Torhout proper, the villages of Wijnendale and Sint-Henricus, and the hamlet of De Driekoningen. On January 1, 2012, Torhout had a total population of 20,149. The total area is 45.23 km² which gives a population density of 445 inhabitants per km².
Restaurants in Torhout

1. Caldare Sauna & Wellness

Zwevezelestraat 90, Torhout 8820, Belgium +32 50 21 75 34
Excellent
65%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
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4.5 based on 20 reviews

Caldare Sauna & Wellness

Reviewed By BartMeer - As, Belgium

Zeer vriendelijk onthaal. Het is een klein complex met 3 verschillende sauna's, Hamam, klein zwembad en voldoende ruimte om te relaxen. De badjassen mogen wel eens vernieuwd worden. Het horeca gedeelte is gezellig, prijzen zijn oké. De opgiet sessie is zeker aan te raden, in alle rust kun je hier genieten.

2. Mosterdmuseum (Mustard Museum)

Conscienceplein 7, Torhout 8820, Belgium
Excellent
38%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
25%
Poor
0%
Terrible
12%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 8 reviews

Mosterdmuseum (Mustard Museum)

Reviewed By Ken S - Rugby, United Kingdom

As we were in the area and I am a big mustard eater, we called in to Mostaard Wostyn to buy some mustard. It is delicious – much better than the processed stuff you buy in the supermarkets.
They have an interesting way of doing business: you buy a pot (and there are several to choose from) and then you buy the mustard to put in your pot. When you have used your mustard, you simply take your empty pot back to the shop and they refill it – handy of you live in Torhout, not so convenient if you happen to live in Rugby!
Well worth a visit if you are a real mustard fan.

3. Museum Torhouts Aardewerk

Ravenhofstraat 5, Torhout 8820, Belgium +32 50 22 07 70
Excellent
16%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
51%
Poor
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Overall Ratings

3.5 based on 6 reviews

Museum Torhouts Aardewerk

Reviewed By poboxearth - Singapore, Singapore

This small museum is a gem of architecture. Nice to see the location.
Inside is housed a rather small collection of ceramics from the town of Torhout's history in pottery. The pieces are heavy in structure, not delicate items. Dark, natural, earthy tones in the glazes. They have organic, floral, nature themes and and some have adornment carving on the surface that is bas relief in style.
There was also a room with some modern ceramic sculptural work and another room with memorabilia.
I wouldn't say it is worth a detour but if you are in town, it's only 1.50 euro entrance. 15-30 mins is sufficient. Parking in front is .50 an hour.

4. Kasteel Wijnendale

Oostendestraat 390, Torhout 8820, Belgium +32 50 22 07 70
Excellent
11%
Good
43%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
19%
Terrible
16%
Overall Ratings

3 based on 36 reviews

Kasteel Wijnendale

Reviewed By bublik2 - Madeira, Portugal

This castle is lived in by a wealthy banker family who has owned it for 5 generations.
I have the feeling that the bare minimum is being done to keep it visitable.
It has a very interesting history but not really brought to life very well.
If you don't speak Flemish you are going to have a difficult time. Read up or take your own info.
An interesting presentation film (in Flemish) No subtitles.
Top of the range audio guide (in Flemish only)!!
Not too many foreign visitors speak Flemish. Surely English and French would be a basic minimum.
If you are into Belgium history and Castles it's OK. Otherwise not so interesting.

5. St. Pieterskerk

Zwanestraat, Torhout 8820, Belgium
Excellent
100%
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5 based on 1 reviews

St. Pieterskerk

Reviewed By Robby G C - Toronto, Canada

It was an ordinary day. We had driven several times nearby this church that last week and we decided to park our car and visit this lovely church.
When we entered I saw immediately a machine where we could buy water from. That was quite unique!
The floor was dark and it had wooden comfy chairs.
Near the main altar was a beautiful piano as well as a large organ. There were some cubes as decoration behind the altar and lots of stained-glass windows. On the side was a large painting of people suffering.
There is even a chapel dedicated to consolation.
On the right of this church, it showed replicas how the church evolved over the centuries. That was quite interesting. The first edition of this church started in 650. However, the Vikings destroyed it completely. It was rebuilt several times, until the last edition.
While I was exploring the history of this church, a man entered to clean the church. When he saw me, he said: "I can come later." "No need." I said. "It's fine." He was so nice and polite.
After we visited the church, we went for a walk in Torhout. We had fun and saw some nice sights.
We came back to our car and we discovered a parking ticket. Where did that come from? Still, Iremembered this church fondly.
I enjoyed this church. It's quite worthwhile to visit it!

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