The 10 Best Things to Do in Kortenberg, Belgium

August 12, 2017 Tynisha Seiler

Kortenberg (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈkɔrtə(m)bɛr(ə)x]) is a Belgian municipality located in the province of Flemish Brabant, about halfway between the cities of Brussels and Leuven. The municipality comprises the subdivisions or deelgemeenten of Erps-Kwerps, Everberg, Kortenberg proper and Meerbeek. On January 1, 2013 Kortenberg had a total population of 19,393. The total area is 34.52 km² which gives a population density of about 562 inhabitants per km². In the southern part of Everberg there is also a hamlet called Vrebos, while between Erps-Kwerps and Meerbeek there is another hamlet called Schoonaarde, which can be found in the proximity of the train station of Erps-Kwerps.
Restaurants in Kortenberg

1. Thermae Boetfort

Sellaerstraat 42, Melsbroek 1820, Belgium +32 2 759 81 96
Excellent
34%
Good
45%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
3%
Terrible
6%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 255 reviews

Thermae Boetfort

Reviewed By SAMLadvisor - Waterloo, Belgium

The Chateau of Boetfort has very good sauna facilities. From soft Bio-Saunas and Hammams to the hotter saunas in the mine below the castle. The castle sauna in the park is very pleasant - the Aufguss was amazing even though the sauna was packed (or we were). In general, it pays to come early. We were there end December and as from 15h00 it was difficult to find inside places to rest. At least the nude section, there were too many people. I think the providers should have restricted access earlier on. Also, the locker rooms were insufficient at prime time. Therefore, only 4 stars. We will nevertheless return on a day of the week where the thermes are less crowded.

Weiveldlaan 6 | (across from IKEA), Zaventem 1930, Belgium +32 70 23 20 03
Excellent
47%
Good
29%
Satisfactory
13%
Poor
9%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 86 reviews

Legenturia

Open all days of the holidays and in weekends Big indoor fun & entertainment center with indoor playground, climbing frames, many inflatables, role playing houses, toddler fairground, bowling, lasershoot and theater with shows (in the weekends). Visit our website for more details

Reviewed By Visitor1977 - VA

We had the birthday party of our now 6 year old in Legenturia with a group of ten 5-6 year olds on a Sunday afternoon in February.
Positive sides:
+ Great magician show
Negative sides: almost everything else:
- overpriced with limited service. You pay a lot and you as parents are in charge of EVERYTHING. I mean everything about the group: managing their schedule for different activities AND even queuing to bring their food and drinks. For the price I'd expect an entertainer for each group
- very loud, very chaotic and totally unsuitable for kids below 7-8 years. It is huge
- you are totally on your own and in peak times it is just too much
Conclusion: good about the age 7-8 and as long as one avoids peak times. In any case, I have doubts it is worth the price tag

3. Silsombos

Vissegatstraat 3, Erps-Kwerps 3071, Belgium +32 476 26 16 34
Excellent
64%
Good
36%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 11 reviews

Silsombos

Reviewed By Amin A - Cairo, Egypt

Was visiting a friend in Erps Kwerps. Didn't put much thought to what I may find here but turns out Erps Kwerps is just so beautiful! Nature at its best! Woods, marshes, grasses, birds.. was lovely spending time in such clean crisp outdoors!

4. Grand Place

Brussels Main Square, Brussels 1000, Belgium 00 32 (0)2 279 43 65
Excellent
72%
Good
23%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 27 reviews

Grand Place

Considered one of the most beautiful medieval squares in Europe, the ornate Grand Place is the center of Brussels, where many historic buildings dating from the 17th century are located.

Reviewed By Nicky A - Somerset, United Kingdom

We came here a few times, once for coffee/beer in a side café, once to find a geocache, and once to get some tourist information. The square is exquisite.
Wheelchair accessibility
It is bumpy, but perfectly doable. I was in my manual chair with husband pushing, and it was fairly hard work. The tourist information is upstairs so I had to wait outside. At the café I sat on the pavement next to my husband on the raised café platform.

5. Reen Sweets & Treats

Schoonaardestraat 56, Kortenberg 3078, Belgium +32 497 82 38 55
Excellent
100%
Good
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5 based on 5 reviews

Reen Sweets & Treats

Handmade Belgian pralines and Macarons de Paris.

Reviewed By Beth L - Maryland

We visited at the time of their grand opening. The owners are enthusiastic hosts, and the chocolates are made with lots of love and are simply delicious! And the French macarons were not only the first I'd ever had, they were equal in quality to the best ones we tasted in Paris, later in our trip.
I will go back for more treats whenever I can, and I'm hoping for availability of shipment to the US soon!

6. Oxygen-House

Stiggelstraat 2A | Berg, Kampenhout 1910, Belgium +32 16 65 12 78
Excellent
68%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 15 reviews

Oxygen-House

Reviewed By Benjamin B

Le soleil était avec nous et le lieu était superbe comme d'habitude. Très propre petite restauration apéro de qualité. Juste dommage qu'on a pas pu essayer le loft. La villa reste très sympa.

7. Leonidas Cora Woluwe

Avenue des Communautes 101, Woluwe-Saint-Lambert, Brussels 1200, Belgium +32 2 779 93 30
Excellent
70%
Good
22%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 104 reviews

Leonidas Cora Woluwe

Reviewed By bepper263 - Brussels, Belgium

The brand Leonidas, which has just completed its centenary from the founding (1913), is certainly one of the best-known brands in Belgium and abroad for this typical and unique chocolate, thanks to a widespread and established product.
During our visit to Brussels, in the short path between the Grande Place and the Manneken Pis we stopped to buy pralines in this boutique of the manufacturer, attracted by advertising for a new praline presented to tourists' passers-by.
A well-presented locale, a confectionery offering the typical products and packages of the season, without excess but without falling style.

8. Train World

Place Princesse Elisabeth 5 | 1030 Schaarbeek, Schaerbeek, Brussels 1030, Belgium +32 2 224 74 98
Excellent
71%
Good
24%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 717 reviews

Train World

Train World is a showcase for the Railways of the past, present and future. We are not just another railway museum; we are more of a train opera. Visit us and spend an unforgettable day in the Train World universe. You will discover the most beautiful and unique pieces from the history of the Belgian Railways. We combine the fascinating story of the train throughout the centuries with a look into the future; a combination that has been deliberately applied in every story. You will find us in the Schaerbeek station, one of Belgium’s oldest and most original station buildings. Together with the new museum complex in the form of a sawtooth shape, this location represents a wonderful symbiosis of old and new in the Art Nouveau heart of Schaerbeek.

Reviewed By Lofty_76 - Manchester

A lot of reviews seem to focus on this being a place for kids, but adults too can be entertained for a good 2 hours. The exhibits are impressive and plentiful, spread over 3 huge halls, from the earliest days of steam right up to the latest Eurostar, Thalys or ICE trains. Thoughtful sections on history such as the living conditions of railway workers or the role of Railways in the holocaust gave gravitas and social context too. Very well laid out and the audioguide was excellent. Highly recommended.

9. Centho Chocolates

Veeweidestraat, Tervuren, Belgium
Excellent
92%
Good
8%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 46 reviews

Centho Chocolates

Reviewed By SanPABosDC - boston

I just can't say enough good things about the service and quality of this shop. The owners are so thoughtful and kind and want to give you a great experience.
We bought everything, or so it felt like! I have never eaten SO much chocolate without a belly ache. the quality is amazing and so is the variety. I just loved everything.
This is a special place to visit :)

10. Town Hall (Stadhuis)

Great Market Square 9, Leuven, Belgium +32 16 20 30 20
Excellent
69%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 985 reviews

Town Hall (Stadhuis)

Reviewed By DonNyadwe - Nairobi, Kenya

When I first saw the Town house I was awestruck by the detail and work done on its facade, I asked more about it and was informed that the statues represented various rich towns folks of yore, who made generous donations to have their imagines immortalised on the town house walls, at night the lighting brings out the beauty of the statues.

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