In the neighbourhood
This former Dominican friary was beautifully restored and now belongs to the University of Ghent.
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.
In 1488, Maximilian of Austria took advantage of a weak point in Ghent’s defences to seize the city.