Bijloke Gent Music Centre
Concertzaal de Bijloke
In the neighbourhood
Today the 15th-century Toreken, at that time the guild hall of the tanners, is home to the Poetry Centre.
In 1488, Maximilian of Austria took advantage of a weak point in Ghent’s defences to seize the city.
With its thick walls, battlements, corner turrets and embrasures, the five-sided barracks still look above all like a fortified stronghold.