Places of Interest nearby
Location address: België, Oost-Vlaanderen, Gent, Vrijdagsmarkt
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The Friday Market was also the place where the English king Edward The Third was exclaimed as the King of France during the War France-England (14th century). The fact that Ghent was governed by the French at that time didn’t make the town very popular in France. The choice was obviously a pure economic one, since the linnen-production in Ghent was depending on England for the supply of wool.
The bridge crossing the Leie is the Zuivelbrug. It connects the Kraanlei with the Vrijdagsmarkt and Groot Kanonplein, (Grand Cannon square)
You can leave the Vrijdagmarkt, once the cities most important square, via Meerseniersstraatje, where clothes by renowned Flemish fashion designers can to be found.
The Vrijdagmarkt was the old political center of Ghent.