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Turnhout is a Belgian municipality located in the Flemish province of Antwerp. The municipality comprises only the city of Turnhout proper. On January 1, 2015, Turnhout had a total population of 42,637. The total area is 56.06 km² which gives a population density of 835.5 inhabitants per km². The agglomeration, however, is much larger, accounting up to 81,473 inhabitants. Turnhout is known for its playing card industry, as it houses the head office of the world's largest manufacturer of playing cards, Cartamundi. Turnhout is also the capital of the administrative district with the same name. The Turnhout city council often promotes the city as "the capital of the Kempen area". This however is (technically) incorrect, since the Kempen area is far larger than the Turnhout district and does not form an administrative unit.Turnhout serves as the economic and cultural center for other communities in the immediate vicinity with more than 40 schools. There is also an important services sector with two hospitals, a two-stage theatre, an eight-screen cinema and one of the largest cultural centres of Belgium.Turnhout is located at about 51.3 North and 4.9 East, 42 km from the centre of Antwerp, 30 km from Breda and Tilburg, 40 km from Eindhoven. The football club of the city is K.V. Turnhout.
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Hidden gems in Turnhout

Architect's House Jozef Schellekens
Historic Site
Architect's House Jozef Schellekens
Duration: 1h 30 min
National Playing Card Museum ©
Specialty Museum
National Playing Card Museum
Duration: 1h 30 min
Béguinage of Turnhout ©
Specialty Museum
Béguinage of Turnhout
Duration: 1h 30 min
Sint-Pieterskerk ©
Religious Site
Duration: 30 minutes

Side trips from Turnhout

Bobbejaanland ©
Ride / Activity
Bobbejaanland Lichtaart
Duration: 8 hours
St. Rumbold's Cathedral ©
Architectural Building
St. Rumbold's Cathedral Mechelen
Duration: 2h 30 min
ZOO Planckendael ©
ZOO Planckendael Mechelen
Duration: 1h 30 min
Kazerne Dossin ©
Specialty Museum
Kazerne Dossin Mechelen
Duration: 2h 30 min

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Kleuterstad ©
Duration: 2h 30 min
Casa No7 ©
Gift & Specialty Shop
Casa No7
Duration: 1h 30 min
Taxandriamuseum ©
History Museum
Duration: 1h 30 min
Historische Drukkerij Turnhout ©
History Museum
Historische Drukkerij Turnhout
Duration: 1h 30 min

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