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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. Use our Ghent vacation route planner to arrange your visit to STAM Ghent City Museum and other attractions in Ghent.
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  • Lovely setting, easy access. Old well renovated building that integrates perfectly with the recently built modern part. Very good meals at the restaurant of the STAM, homemade. Several current exhibitions. A must see!
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  • If you have something to know about the background and history of Ghent then this is absolutely the place to be. Very interactive and instructive, even for Ghent. A must.
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  • The Museum provides an interesting insight into the turbulent history of Ghent. It is a modern, well-equipped museum with many exhibits in a former convent.
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  • Great way to know about Ghent history. I recommend the audio guide. I saw the temporary exposition of Dragons and it wasn't for me, it looked a bit silly. I liked the temporary exhibition about urban environment, too bad that there wasn't any English information.
  • Fascinating museum with an excellent use of technology and design to tell the story of Ghent through the ages. Not everything is in English, but who reads everything in a museum anyway?
  • Interesting museum with interactive materials. Best to use an audio guide if you don't speak Dutch.
  • The best place to learn about the history of Ghent in several hours.
  • Not expensive, and u learn a lot on the city's build-out !