In the neighbourhood
You are on historic ground here. In the 7th century, Amandus van Gent founded St Bavo’s Abbey here in an attempt to convert the inhabitants of this city of Ganda.
Above the Ghent skyline towers the Old Belfry, lonely and grey, an iconic symbol of the past.
Opposite St Nicholas’ Church, on the other side of the street, is the original 16th-century Masons’ Guild Hall.