Turnhout is a town in the province of Antwerp, counting 43,000 inhabitants. It is the largest town in the eastern part of the province. The town is located 40 km east of Antwerp, 30 km from Dutch cities Breda, Tilburg and 40 km from Eindhoven, the largest city in the southern part of the Netherlands.
Turnhout is known for its playing card industry. The head office of the world's largest playing card producer is housed here.
phone: +32 14 44 33 55address: Grote Markt 44
By trainThe is in the centre of the city, close to all sights.
- Direct connections from Antwerp (55 minutes) and Lier (37 minutes).
- There is no direct rail connection from the Netherlands.
By busThe Flemish national bus company, De Lijn, has lines to Turnhout from Antwerp, Aarschot, Herentals and other neighbouring towns. For more information regarding different timetables (only available in Dutch): https://www.delijn.be.
Bus #450 connects Turnhout with the Dutch city of Tilburg.
By carThe easiest way to reach Turnhout from places like Antwerp or Eindhoven is by the motorway E34. Get off at exit 24 called Turnhout-Centrum. From here it is only a few minutes until you reach the town center.
The historical part of Turnhout which is interesting to visitors is very compact and best explored on foot.
Castle of the Dukes of BrabantThis castle dates back to the 12th century. The castle houses a court.
Church of St. Peteraddress: Grote MarktThe main church of Turnhout.
phone: +32 14 43 63 35address: Begijnenstraat 28This museum displays the history of the town of Turnhout and the Turnhout region.
phone: +32 14 41 56 21address: Druivenstraat 18This museum is of particular interest in Turnhout. It is in an old factory building in the center of the town and also shows a beautifully restored steam engine.
Water toweraddress: Warandestraat
Frituur Denisephone: +32 14 41 48 52address: Koningin Elisabethlei 90Typical Belgian fries and other fastfood.
Café Dépôtphone: +32 14 89 18 72address: Grote Markt 6
The Harrington Irish Pubphone: +32 474 02 49 28address: Grote Markt 4
phone: +32 14 82 02 02address: Stationstraat 5In a historical railway building in the heart of Turnhout. It should be no surprise that is right next to the railway station.
phone: +32 494 78 88 37address: Victoriestraat 10Centrally located small bed and breakfast.
phone: +32 14 41 87 57address: Herentalsstraat 18
- Baarle — a border village in partially in Belgium and the Netherlands, with the border making very interesting ways through homes and shops.