The College for Teacher Training in Torhout is no less than 175 years old and is therefore the most experienced teacher training programme in Flanders. But Torhout itself has a lot to offer as a city. During the day you can find everything in the centre that the modern student needs: trendy clothing, a new smartphone, a freshly baked croissant ... In the Ostendstraat and on the Burg you will find both the trendy design shops as well as the trusted brands.
The city center will more than meet your needs for any craving you might have. Except during the winter months, the Market has been turned into a car free zone, transforming a busy street into a colourful sea of chairs and tables. Torhout has a wide range of bistros and restaurants for culinary delights, but you can also go there for the quick bite better known as the economic pack of french fries.
In Torhout you can watch a performance at the De Brouckère Culture Centre or party in the Mast or in the Mazzel. Would you rather visit a quiet cafe? That is also possible. The Apropoo at the station will quench your thirst both before and after the lessons, while you listen to an up-to-date playlist. Sports enthusiasts will also get their money's worth: the most important football matches will be shown on a large screen. Or you could go to the Fifty-Seven or Den Tap. There is always something to do.