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The House of Alijn, Ghent

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Visit a museum of things "that never pass" at The House of Alijn, which displays artifacts from everyday life in the 20th century. Walk through exhibits showcasing every aspect of life, from birth to death, including a child's room, a wedding service, and a typical funeral service. Take a self-guided tour, where you'll be able to look through a digital photo album, listen to sound-recordings, and delve into film excerpts. Afterward, consider enjoying a plate of local cheese and Belgian beer served by the museum in its small garden. There is a small admission fee, but you can find discounts for certain groups, including students and those over 55. Photography is allowed, so bring your camera. Take a look at our Ghent trip itinerary planner to schedule your visit to The House of Alijn and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • beautiful immersion in the past. You go from birth to death in and around the turn of the last century. What is certain, is also worth a visit are the 60 's, 70 's and 80 's rooms
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  • A very interesting Museum. My son has just to get a questionnaire, where he had to make puzzles and questions just made it fun ...hat. Must be, not necessarily seen but a nice change on a rainy day. Was worth it.
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  • This museum is likely not the first destination we think in Ghent. However, Miss, help to go back to a 19th century full of memories for the quinqas and others. Advantage: a translator is not required because there are especially a motley collection of antiques but very well presented by themes. In short, a museum not so small that, in a very nice setting, and which allows to change a bit. Appeal probably to children (with adults). A flat we hope temporary: a part of the Museum was not accessible during our visit, which made we went from 1930 to 1960 in a blink of an eye a little brutal.
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