a Gem of historic beauty in the centre of Ghent. Get lost in Time and in the narrow streets. Wander of for a couple of hours emerge from this neighbourhood a bit dazed by its beauty....
Ghent is a little rebel. People from Ghent are called rope (or: noose) bearers as they seriously rebelled against the regime of the Roman Emperor and Spanish King Charles (Karel) V back in 1539. Charles won and humiliated the people of Ghent by having them parade around town with white undershirts…
It was here that Charles V was born in 1500. The Prinsenhof, as it was called then (and still is), was around 2 hectares in size and fully walled. It is one of the city’s many hidden gems.
“you need to make a reservation. If you want to give yourself a treat, you should go to Aqua Azul. This sauna center is housed in a really beautiful late art nouveau house. ”
“Only 7 km away you´ll find one of the most beautiful castles of the country and as a jewel of the Flemish-Spanish 16th century architecture. The outside view of the castle, with its many towers, chimneys and stepped gables, recalls the image of the French Loire-castles like the one in Chambord. With a beautiful garden to stroll through..”