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This is no advertisement for this hotel, but I found the nota as introduction.

Quietly situated on the outskirts of Bruges, surrounded by a beautiful park.
Where everyone can enjoy a pleasant stay at the hotel, a delicious dinner in the restaurant or for a successful party in the ballroom.
Also as hotel
Has comfortable rooms with all comfort. With private parking, beautiful garden, looks at my picture.
The hotel is ideally located for visiting Bruges and the surrounding castles

History of this castle; but it big castle is 300m further, this was for the low class visitors, not the big nobility
Louis II of Flanders (25 October 1330, Male 30 January 1384, Lille), also Louis III of Artois and Louis I of Palatine Burgundy, known as Louis of Male, was the son of Louis I of Flanders and Margaret I of Burgundy daughter of king Philip V of France. He was Count of Flanders from 1346 until his death.
On his father's death at the Battle of Crcy in 1346, he inherited the counties of Flanders, Nevers, and Rethel. The Guilds, depending on the English wool trade, forced Louis to recognize Edward III of England as his overlord and arrange an engagement to the daughter of the English king, Isabella. Louis managed to avoid this by fleeing to France in 1347.
On the death of his father-in-law in 1355, he took the title of Duke of Brabant, but was unable to wrest the duchy from his sister-in-law Joanna, Duchess of Brabant in the War of the Brabantian Succession. Louis managed to defeat the Brabantians in the battle of Scheut near Anderlecht (17 August 1356) and capture the cities of Mechelen, Brussels, Antwerp and Leuven, but he was unable to acquire the duchy. By the Peace of Ath (1357) he gained the Lordship of Mechelen and the city of Antwerp.

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