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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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  • what a spot at the kraanlei formal hospital with a lot of historie now it is a museum with the life of 20 st century you als can visit the nice garden between the buidling and a smal chapel this is a ...  more »
  • When our kids were younger we went there often. There is always something new to see and it is very entertaining. It is located in the center of Ghent s very easy to find and very close to the Castle ...  more »
  • For many activities you need to make reservation, for the festivity of light every one was welcome. Nice atmosphere but way tooo long to wait for a drink or pancake  more »