STAM Ghent City Museum, Ghent

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Give yourself an introduction to the city at STAM Ghent City Museum, located inside a medieval refectory. The museum blends history with modern technology in a permanent multimedia circuit that leads you through the development of the town's society and culture. Follow this exhibit, called "The Story of Ghent," through its chronological presentation across six rooms. There are also themed photo exhibits, "listening benches" equipped with headphones that allow you to sit and listen to stories about Ghent from the voices of celebrities, as well as a gallery dedicated to the future. Guided tours of the museum are primarily for groups, so if you're traveling solo a self-guided tour is your best option. Book a tour of the city by boat, bike, or on foot from the museum. Arrange for a tour guide to meet you with bikes at the museum exit after your tour there. You can also purchase a Citycard Gent at the museum, which will get you discounted entry to almost every major attraction for three days. Make STAM Ghent City Museum a centerpiece of your Ghent vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Ghent trip builder site .
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  • Very playful and never get bored, many English translated... Worth also for children. Gives you a good insight and overview about the history of Ghent and everything worth seeing. Make the best way to start.
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  • If born Gentenaar who already live elsewhere remains the 67 year history of this remarkable city fascinate me. The Tribe gives a very interesting information about the eventful history and heritage of this city. The former convent of the Bijloke in itself is a beautiful building.
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  • a museum with alternating exhibitions. Also a pleasant bar where something small can be eaten
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  • Nice museum. Lots of interesting information, building of old hospital complex. Recommend visiting.
  • A great museum to learn more about Ghent and its history. Very pleasant visit!
  • With abundant history and future of Gent. They create a excellent environment for enjoying the experience. Definitely go to STAM if you visit Gent.
  • Tells a great story about the history of Ghent with some modern gadgets in the museum. A good price for what you get. I really recommend to come here when you're in Ghent!
  • The building in itself, an old church, is already worth a visit. The museum inside is the perfect way to learn more about beautiful Gent, and how important the city was in the past in Europe. Then have a drink/snack at the cafe and you'll have spent a really nice day 😉

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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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