Fine Arts Museum (Museum voor Schone Kunsten), Ghent

Categories: Art Museums, Museums
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4.2/5 based on 240+ reviews on the web
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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  • Museum of modern art, very disappointing, compared to other modern art museums, Paris, Venice and Brussels for example. Objects of daily life, ancient artifacts, pictures, paintings, difficult to understand the identity of the Museum. Even the temporary exhibition "Bike to the future" is blah blah... Finally for lovers of cycling.
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  • This is a wonderful museum with a pretty interesting collection, fairly eccentric located from the city centre. Us pleased the overall atmosphere and decoration, very spacious and airy. After a pleasant visit us the adjacent museum café, however, fell against. A summary card is not that bad, but prices were-even for Ghent concepts-very high. We were looking for our salvation elsewhere, but had to make a long walk back to the Centre.
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  • We visited St Bavo's cathedral to see the Van Eyck masterpiece. It consists of 20 panels and we were told we could view panels that were being restored at the Fine Arts Museum. It was wonderful to wat...  read more »
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