St Michael's Bridge
In the neighbourhood
A cosy, picturesque neighbourhood in the shadow of the Castle of the Counts, with a pattern of streets that has been the same since mediaeval times.
The Van Eyck brothers painted this unique altarpiece in 1432. It is the highlight of the Flemish Primitives and a milestone in art history.
Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday morning, the Bij Sint-Jacobs square plays host to a flea market, surrounded by countless bric-a-brac shops.