Thanks to the counts of Flanders, Baldwin Iron Arm and his son, Baldwin II “the Bald,” Ghent began to regain its status.

An excerpt from the article 44 facts about Ghent

Baldwin II “the Bald” built fortifications in Ghent on the left bank of the Leie. Residents gathered there and the first market - today's Groentenmarkt - was established. The town around the market developed rapidly, and both monasteries resumed their activities before the year 1000. St. Dunstan, the abbot of Glastonbury Monastery, found refuge in Sint-Pieters Monastery. A fortress was also built, which in time developed into Gravensteen Castle - the seat of the Counts of Flanders.