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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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  • Very nice decorated and very interesting but if here and there some more explanation. Friendly and helpful staff.
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  • Nicely presented. Very clean. End of the tour. Images and text from external exhibition not always suitable for children. This would separately without you through it. It took from you the good feeling that you had. Extra tip .... If not more in books sales are therefore not put them more in the exhibition.
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  • We come with our children very like to the huis van Alijn. Our kids love the different ' quests ' that are organized. Every time we are impressed by what can be seen here and we find issues on which us previously were not noticed. A big thank you to the people that are getting quite excited the aim of the quest to explain to our children. You guys are doing super!
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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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