THE HOUSE OF EDWARD
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The House of Edward is named after Edward Anseele who played a big role in Ghent and Belgium in the 19th century.
Edward Anseele became active in the early socialist movement. He organized a cooperative bakery Vooruit which was founded in 1880. This was the start of a complete range of cooperative ventures which in the long term would create an industrial empire. This way, Anseele tried to create a counterweight to the capitalist ventures, and was able to provide support to workers' actions.
A man of the people, a Voice for the people.
But what will forever live in his memory is his morals and patriotism, when offered by the German invaders to become President of Belgium and abolish the kingdom, he refused. Because he was Belgian.
Edward Anseele's moment of patriotism lives in this Heirloom, to shine a light on a single moment of a beautiful history.
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:
- Underground parking Vrijdagmarkt is around the corner and costs around 24 euros for 24 hours
- You can park in the streets but make sure you choose an orange zone (6 euros per 24hours) as the red zone will cost much more (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