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Prinsenhof, Ghent

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The Prinsenhof (Dutch; literally "Princes' Court") or Hof ten Walle ("Court at the Walls") was a historic building in Ghent, East Flanders in Belgium which served as the official residence of the Counts of Flanders from the 15th century after the Gravensteen fell into disuse. It was used by the Counts of Flanders since at least 1366, having previously been the home of the financier Simon de Mirabello. It was completely rebuilt by Philip the Good (1396–1467) who lived there in his youth. Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor was born there in 1500. Today only the postern gate survives.

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  • Very peaceful quiet neighbourhood in the busy city of Ghent. The small streets, old houses, squares, small park and the water makes it nice to have a walk here. Its also a place where you can see the....  more »
  • A nice area to have a walk around with some nice old houses . Seems more residential ( or offices) than Patershol.  more »

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