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Vrijdagmarkt

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Published 09/09/2015

Fodor's Review

The largest market in town is the attractive and historic Vrijdagmarkt, held Friday 7:30–1 and Saturday 11–6:30. This is where leaders have rallied the people of Gent from the Middle Ages to 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.

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Vrijdagmarkt, Gent, B9000, Belgium

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Published 09/09/2015

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