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In 1488, Maximilian of Austria took advantage of a weak point in Ghent’s defences to seize the city. After 40 days of siege, his army withdrew without having accomplished their mission, the city authorities used the opportunity to strengthen the central building by means of two towers. This splendid building was recently restored.

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Opgeëistenlaan 1
9000 Gent
Stadsplan: A1

Publication

Visitor’s city guide Ghent

Visitor’s city guide Ghent

Please feel free to browse through this guide and get to know our city a little better.

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In the neighbourhood

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The first half of the 19th century, rich Ghent industrialists initiated the building of a new and luxurious opera house.

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