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 he threatened 'to hang them'. Reaction of the people: ok, then we'll walk around with the rope around our necks. Of course hanging the whole population was impossible, so he took away most of the privileges from the city. If that hadn't happened, the town of Ghent would have been even more important (it was the second largest city in Europa at the time)
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