In the neighbourhood
Cosy up on the bench along the Lys and enjoy the marvellous view of the Great Butchers’ Hall and the renovated Old Fish Market.
In the 14th century, Lodewijk van Male swapped the Castle of the Counts, which become uncomfortable, for a town house in this neighbourhood. It was here that Charles V was born in 1500.
You are on historic ground here. In the 7th century, Amandus van Gent founded St Bavo’s Abbey here in an attempt to convert the inhabitants of this city of Ganda.