St Peter's Abbey
In the neighbourhood
The Van Eyck brothers painted this unique altarpiece in 1432. It is the highlight of the Flemish Primitives and a milestone in art history.
Ghent has something from every period of history and that also applies to the STAM - Ghent City museum: the 14th-century abbey, the 17th-century monastery and the new 21st-century development together form the Ghent City museum.
Above the Ghent skyline towers the Old Belfry, lonely and grey, an iconic symbol of the past.