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The House of Alijn, Ghent
(3.7/5 based on 260+ reviews on the web)
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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  • In this museum you really just go back in time. Beautiful to look at, delicious nostalgic. Best still large. Friendly staff that you feel free to help if you have any questions.
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  • Small friendly visit to do! That brings back us to souvenirs d childhood. We had a very nice time, the price is right!
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  • The camera van Alijn Museum is located in a former "House of God" Institute of charity, last of his era, the place has been revisited with, a great success. Hospitality is the most charming and passion of the hosts is communicative. A skillful selection of the objects of everyday life, of very good quality, showing very well their respective eras. A row of small rooms, each representing a theme in the history of the "daily" from the end of the 19th century at the end of the 20th century. A very interesting moment, with nostalgia for some, the discovery for others. This less known place offers the advantage of a visit away from the crowds.
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