m, Inc. The Belgian highway A19: connects Kortrijk with Ypres and the Belgian coast. Le plus grand site dédié au libertinage! "Belfries of Belgium and France". McFarland and Company Inc. The town gained its city charter in 1190 from Philip, Count of Flanders. The victory (and thus the Chest) marks an important historical and cultural reference point for the people of Flanders and is commemorated as an official holiday, ' Feestdag van Vlaanderen by the Flemish Community in Belgium.