On the ‘Markt‘ Market Place, some remarkable houses have been preerved. The Van Thuyne House (nr. 96) is owned by nv Alheembouw and certainly merits attention as one of the few 18th century mansions in the city. It is a sober twin hous in Louis XVI style with plastered and painted front wall on a bluestone plinth. The historic distinctive façade of the Van Thuyne House is preserved and combined with contemporary architecture.