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Address: Lievekaai, Ghent, Belgium

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Nice part of town

Only a couple of streets big, this area contains some beautiful old-style houses that originate several centuries back. This is also the are where the castle where emporer... read more

Reviewed 24 January 2016
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Ghent, Belgium

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Reviewed 21 February 2017

This sculpture is of the old king and is very detailed and set in a quaint garden. It took me quite a while to find it as many locals did not know of it's position either as it's set in some back streets.

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Reviewed 18 July 2016

This was one major objective when visiting Ghent! The statue of the Noose Bearer. It took a bit of sleuthing but I was happy that I finally found it. The story goes: the citizens of Ghent were in rebellion against (Spanish) King Charles between 1540 and 1545 when they refused to pay yet another war tax and staged an uprising.... More 

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Ghent, Belgium
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Reviewed 3 May 2016

Need a good pair of walking shoes as the roads consists of cobble stones which is difficult to walk on quite uncomfortable too to me anyway there is some history attached to the Prinsenhof too apparently there is some restaurants too but a bit on the expensive side some are open in the evenings only and some only for a... More 

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Ghent, Belgium
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Reviewed 24 January 2016

Only a couple of streets big, this area contains some beautiful old-style houses that originate several centuries back. This is also the are where the castle where emporer Charles V was born. Worth a stroll.

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near Ghent
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Reviewed 27 June 2012

Sadly enough, from the site, there is only a gate that has been preserved. The rest of the buildings were all demolished in time. Prince Charles V was the one whon induced the nickname 'Stroppendragers' (Hanging rope carriers) to the people of Ghent. Being stubborn (even then) the people of Ghent refused to pay taxes. So the story goes that... More 

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Barcelona, Spain
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Reviewed 4 April 2012

West of the center, Prinsenhof feels more like a real neighbourhood. Less tourists, few restaurants. A butcher, a local pub, a baker. Great walks along the tiny river Lieve. Of the castle of Charles V, only one gatehouse is left. His statue is on the Prinsenhof Square, a very scenic place, but the bronze maquette of his castle was stolen,... More 

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