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The building was completely reconstructed after it was heavily damaged, just like Hôtel de Ville / Stadhuis, by the French in 1695.
The Counts Egmont and Hoorne spent their last night in this building before they were executed on June the fifth, 1568, by order of Philip II, King of Spain.
The Flemish name ‘Broodhuis’ (Bread House) refers to the original purpose of this building: selling bread.
When the bakers in the 15th century went more and more over to house to house selling, the building was used for administrative functions for the Duke of Brabant. This explains the French name ‘Maison du Roi’ (King’s House).
From 1515 to 1536, the building was reconstructed.
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