Kortrijk already possessed an 'aldermen's hall' in the 14th century, which was completely destroyed following the victory of the French in the Battle of Westrozebeke in 1382. The current town hall (stadhuis) was constructed circa 1520, in a Gothic-Renaissance transition style. Statues of the main Counts of Flanders were erected in the alcoves of the facade, which was subjected to all kinds of alterations particularly in the 18th century, even defacement. Inside the city hall you can admire the aldermen's hall and the council hall with 16th century carved fireplaces. It also boasts stained glass windows, wall paintings and noteworthy topographic maps. The Late Gothic fireplaces date from 1527 and represent Kortrijk city hall's ultimate showpiece.