Fine Arts Museum (Museum voor Schone Kunsten), Ghent

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Art Museum Museum
Head to Fine Arts Museum (Museum voor Schone Kunsten) to see its extensive collection of Flemish art from the Middle Ages to the first half of the 20th century. The building was designed by Charles van Rysselberghe in the early 20th century and houses not only works from the Southern Netherlands, but also paintings from other European countries. Gallery rooms are designed to accommodate large groups, while the benches give you a place to sit and contemplate the artwork. You'll find information cards in English inside each room that give details and background about the paintings. For more insight into the work displayed, rent an audio guide or join a guided tour. You can purchase tickets at the reception desk upon your arrival, or use the Citycard Gent to gain access. Our Ghent travel itinerary maker makes visiting Fine Arts Museum (Museum voor Schone Kunsten) and other Ghent attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • I'm not really a person who visits art museums but it's always nice to take advantage of what a city has to offer and what can I say, this is just an amazing collection of stunning works. The highligh...  more »
  • Fun to see Flemish artists unfamiliar to me. Good collection, well displayed, quite a sizeable museum. Good restaurant too. On the edge of the lovely Citadel Park. Tram stop a few blocks away.  more »
  • Has some pretty nice works in here. Covers period from great masters to the impressionists, but majority are the great masters. Also has some modern art as well. Interesting exhibition on restoring th...  more »
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  • Museum is located not far from railway station, so if you have chosen to walk toward the city center of Ghent you can make a stop for a few hours. There is also another museum just opposite the street, and to attend them both I think you need as least half-of the day. The collections is good especially if you appreciate dutch style of painting. they also have some interactive modern activities there, so you won't be bored.
  • Nice museum with a decent collection of arts, particularly Van Eck. Also had a cool display on how they restore artworks.
  • Wonderful art collection. I was impressed and finally I know who was Emile Claus, the patron of the street nearby where the cycling race Omloop Het Nieuwsblad ends.
  • Miscellaneous museum with quite some highly appreciated works of art.
  • Nice collection, allow enough time to enjoy all of the art