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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  • As me and my partner both between 19 and 25 years old, we were able to get two tickets for a total of €4,-, and that was well worth it! Classic and modern art in a beautiful spacious and bright building. The format is a bit clumsily (watch here) and had some better; studying the map is desirable. Apart from that, a very nice visit!
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  • For all art lovers a must. You can admire many beautiful paintings, from the classics to the modern, something for everyone. Mainly Flemish art is exhibited. The rooms are quite large, so that the works of art are well above. Because art makes you hungry, you can enjoy following in the Café.
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  • Outstanding hidden gem with massive collection of Flemish art. Special in room 4 was the restoration of the Ghent Alterpiece. We could spend many hours there - I especially liked the tapestry room. A ...  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.
  • Miscellaneous museum with quite some highly appreciated works of art.
  • 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.
  • Nice collection, allow enough time to enjoy all of the art

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One of Belgium's main cities, Ghent offers a good variety of places to stay. Because of its proximity to the capital city of Brussels and the city of Bruges, Ghent has fewer options than one might expect for a city of its size. Locals recommend booking a room in advance. The city has options for travelers on any budget, from inexpensive hostels to pricier hotels, with most visitors choosing to stay within the historical center. Prices drop slightly as you move away from the Old Town.
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