Turnhout, "Capital of the Kempen area", is located in between the cultural cities of Antwerp, Mechelen and Ghent. In 2012 Turnhout will be the cultural capital of Flanders.

The city is surrounded by beautiful nature. The junction system guides you by bike through the peace and quiet of the Kempen. Turnhout and its surroundings also have a lot to offer in the culinary field.
The National Playing Card Museum illustrates the history and use of playing cards, as well as printing presses and machines, among which a 19th century steam-powered press.
The Beguinage Museum shows the lost world of the beguines of Turnhout. Also the Taxandria Museum takes you back in time to the rich life of the Kempen's bourgeoisie.

Turnhout is a city to be proud of.

The nearby villages, such as Oud-Turnhout, Kasterlee, Ravels, Vosselaar, Beerse, and Gierle are easily accessible from here.


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