The largest market in town is the attractive and historic Vrijdagmarkt, held Friday 7–1 and Saturday 1–6. This is where leaders have rallied the people of Gent from the Middle Ages to the present day. The huge square is dominated by a turret that was part of the tanner's guild house, and the statue in the middle is of Jacob van Artevelde, who led a rebellion from here in 1338, defending the neutrality of the city and Flanders during the Hundred Years' War. You can take home a supply of Gentse mokken, syrup-soaked biscuits available from any pastry shop, or famously strong Gent mustard.
Vrijdagmarkt, Gent, Belgium