What specific architectural features does your building have ?
As the former winter residence of the counts of Hane-Steenhuyze, the mansion boasts several eye-catching features including the Chinese living room, superb woodwork and gypseries, and a series of paintings by Pierre Norbert Van Reysscchoot. Few changes have been made since the end of the 18th century. The French garden with boxwood trees and a pond in the centre dates back to the thirties and was designed by René Péchere.
Places you would personally recommend
Ghent is a relaxed city where you will see far more people wearing jeans and a shirt than those in a suit and tie. The city is an important economic centre, but is mainly known for its large student population and numerous music festivals. Gastronomy is no exception to the casual atmosphere here. The logos of great Flemish restaurants are scattered all around, such as Naturell, Jef, Publiek, Oak, Volta, Vrijmoet, Lepelblad, Horzeele and Table d'amis. The same is true of pastry chefs and chocolate makers such as Joost Arys. Ghent’s vast architectural heritage will leave art lovers just as satisfied as the foodies, it covers all periods from Gothic through to Art Nouveau. Some beautiful examples include a 19th century opera house, a 16th century cathedral and Jan Van Eyck’s unmissable Agneau Mystique.