Royal Destination: A new quirky royal statue in Sint-Niklaas, Belgium

In October 2017 a new, quirky royal statue was inaugurated in Sint-Niklaas, Belgium.

Statue in Sint-Niklaas, Belgium


Perhaps it looks a bit creepy but this is a royal statue linked with the history of
Sint-Niklaas, Belgium.

In 1217, 800 years ago the bishop of Tournai wanted to found a new parish
in Sint-Niklaas. Then the region was a part of the County of Flanders and the
ruler was Joan of Constantinople. She offered grounds to the bishop for his
new parish.

Joan, Countess of Flanders - Source picture: Wikipedia

In 1248, Joan's sister, Margaret II, the new Countess of Flanders, offered the 
city also grounds. This is nowadays the area around the Grand Place.


Margaret II of Flanders - Source picture: Wikipedia


The statue was created by Frans Heirbaut. It's really connected with the town's
history and its main square. After 800 years the two royal women returned to
their grounds. They really are up to date by taking a selfie :-)

Statue Sint-Niklaas Belgium




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