Simon Stevin Square

“On this square, which is nice and small compared to other squares, you’ll find Dominique Persoone’s “Chocolate Line” shop – if you love chocolate this is a must! He makes chocolate in all kinds of forms and tastes – absolutely delicious – and different – enjoy !!”

“There are a number of cafes round the square, with outside seating. We usually sit outside Jerry’s bar, which also has inside seating, and sells drink and cigars as well.”

“It is the statue of Simon Stevin, a Belgian mathematician, with the Church of our Lady as background. The view is amazing and quiet”

“Now we may wonder: Who is Simon Stevin? He was a renowned Flemish mathematician, physicist and engineer. I had never heard of him, but was impressed by his endeavors. Wow! He lived a long time ago in the 16th and 17th centuries.”

Flemish mathematician Simon Stevin