Fine Arts Museum (Museum voor Schone Kunsten), Ghent

(4.2/5 based on 260+ 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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  • To see for two works of Jerome Bosch and the Mystic Lamb. If the rest of the exhibition is rather poor for my taste. The building is interesting and we can have a good meal in the restaurant in the basement.
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  • Spent more than two hours roaming this museum. Lots of diverse paintings to look at and discover. Every room was provided with an information leaflet which gave some context and meaning to the paintin...  more »
  • Certainly, this museum is probably not the aura of other major international museums. But by visiting it, you'll not only faced (and not only Flemish) Belgian artists less known, but more importantly, you're going to trace a panorama of the evolution of painting and its various currents of the 14th and 20th century. In this, this museum is very nice, although we regret a little lack of dynamics in the staging. In short: not with the ketjes... :-)
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