Kaprijke is a village in the Flemish province Oost-Vlaanderen (East-Flanders) that used to be more of a city. During the 14th and 15th century it flourished thanks to the cloth industry, but during the religious troubles that in the end resulted in a separation of the Netherlands into a part that gained religious freedom (roughly the nowadays Netherlands) and a part that remained occupied by catholic Spain (roughly the nowadays belgium), merchants and cloth makers withdrew to safer locations and the city declined to a rural village in the 17th and 18th century.
But still ... the village was important in a way. Hippoliet Van Peene was born there in 1811. And Van Peene, a physician, poet and playwright, was the writer of the Flemish national anthem, De Vlaamse Leeuw (The Flemish Lion).
And for those who do not care about history: it is still a very nice village for a walk and some photos.