A FLEMISH TALE
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We are a self-hosting hotel which means you will not have to go through queues at the reception to check in! With our virtual reception, you can check in online, check-out happens automatically,
and we are only one message away if you need us!
The French language was the language of the salons and the bourgeoisie, but it was also seen as a foreign language: a dilution of the ´true Flemish identity`.
The resistance was not easy, but it was persistent. To your right is the living monument "The Aula´ of the university that speaks of a great Flemish Tale. A moment where the Flemish language won and the Flemish people prevailed. It was official: the university of Gent would teach in Dutch! A moment of pride and victory. On the first day of teaching in Dutch, the pro-French cut off all the lights symbolizing the start of a dark age over the university of Ghent.
Very dramatic and Shakespearean you might say.
The hotel where you are staying today is trying to keep that legend alive: the quest for identity.
LOW EMISSION ZONE
Since 2020, Ghent is located in a Low Emission Zone, which means that older cars with high emissions cannot enter the city centre to improve air quality in the city. If you want to check whether you can enter the city with your car or look at a map of the location of the zone, you can visit:
- The street we are located in is a no-cars allowed zone
- Underground parkings Kouter & Central are around the corner and cost around 16 euros for 24 hours
- You can park in the streets around but you will be in the red parking zone (10 euros per 3 hours)
- There are also several Park & Ride parkings around the city where you can leave your car for a very small fee or free and take public transportation into the city