Prinsenhof Ghent

Image by Bennie De Meulemeester

Prinsenhof – The backyard of Keizer Karel

I like history. That’s why I’m a lucky bastard to live in Ghent. Historically one of the most interesting places is by far also the most beautiful one! Where once Quint Charles was born, you can find het Prinsenhof. In 1500 it was the residence of the Viscount of Ghent, now it’s an area of nice streets, and a quiet place to walk.

The most beautiful one is De Lievekaai. A place at the edge of the water with weeping willows and now and then a boat full of people to wave at. Just try it, sometimes they wave back.

But the best part of this area is the flea market! Every first Sunday of September, all the streets in this area are full with little treasures and old vinyls. I always buy things I don’t need. It’s one of the biggest flea markets in the city. I was there on the 7th of September, hope to see you all next year!

But if you’re not here in September, just enjoy the trees, the sun and the bridge. Designed by the hero of Ghent and founder of the modern Ghent Festivities, Walter De Buck, dedicated to Quint Charles.

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Lievekaai, Ghent

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Last Changed Date: 2016-05-19 11:45:13 +0200 (Thu, 19 May 2016)