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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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  • A wonderful way for you to see how people lived throughout the centuries. Not everything was signed in English so sometimes it was hard to figure out what I was seeing, but there were some really cool...  more »
  • Could of been a much better experience if there was a little more information in English. Just worth seeing if you have not too much to do. 
  • This museum shows how life used to be in the city and one learns a lot about the ordinary inhabitants of Ghent!
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