Masterpiece by the Flemish Primitives
In the neighbourhood
If you suddenly decide to wander over the Kouter, make sure it is on Sunday morning.
You are no longer in the historical heart of Ghent (the ‘kuip’), but on ‘s Gravensgrond (the count’s land).
Jacob Van Artevelde became one of Ghent’s heroes when he succeeded in reversing the English boycott on wool imports. Thanks to him, the Ghent cloth industry could finally breathe again.