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The Kings's Square (Koningsplein) is an open square located on the site of the old Coudenbergh palace, which went up in flames in the 18th century.

On/near the square are several museums and the Saint Jacob church (behind me here). THis is the view towards the center of the city. The building in black in the back is the Old England warehouse, now the Museum of Musical Instruments.

The statue of Godfrey of Bouillon dates from 1849. Godfrey was a leading figure in the first crusade, playing an important role in the 1099 siege of Jerusalem.

Not politcally correct these days, but Godfrey played a role in the formation of Belgium, being considered one of the founding heroes of the country back then. Oh, mythology...

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