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Jan Van Eyck Square,

Connection between Jan van Eyck Square and Genthof. Naming for Reie and street. Acc. J. De Smet is a "speghele" in toponymy an elongated water. Acc. K. Verschelde naming to the house called "The Great Speghele". Name also refers to the presence of various mirror makers i.l.v. XV-XVI.
Originally Spiegelrei with three bridges respectively. so-called "New Year's Bridge", "King Bridge" (cf. Royale) and "Camer Bridge" (cf. Genthof). E.g. disappeared by the construction of the Jan van Eyck Square shortly after 1787. Before that, she walked along the Poortersloge to Kraanplein.
Important medieval trade area with port facilities. From 1134 Bruges was accessible via the Dampoort, Langerei and Spiegelrei. Initially, the trading activities were limited to the area Langerei. Ca. end XII shifted the center of gravity to the axis Kraanrei - Spiegelrei, the perfect place for very early too draw on merchant houses in the immediate vicinity of the harbor and the Toll House. Localization of the 'Court of Riken Burch ", English Consulate.
Proudly overlooks the world-famous Bruges painter Jan van Eyck (1370 - 1441) from the square that bears his name. He is literally in the centre, yet must share the attention with the historical allure of the rest of the square. Once this was because the commercial heart of the city. The terrain of dedicated merchants and wealthy burghers (citizens with city rights), has now been calmer, but still has a subtle appeal. The Bruges Bear approvingly looking over your shoulder while you explore the Jan van Eyck Square. Stroll around and see the beautiful facades of the Toll Booth, Pain managers House and Poortersloge or a rest at the edge of the water. The Jan van Eyck Square also wishes to explore an ideal gateway for whom quiet popular Sint-Gillis neighbourhood.

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26/12/2015 13:48:34
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Viewed: 1955
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Additional Photos by John Maenhout (jhm) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 26419 W: 524 N: 45239] (192751)
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