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. A visit to The House of Alijn represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Ghent trip planner to plot your vacation.
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  • There is a museum. We went during the Patershol festival when they have a stage in the courtyard and live jazz band in the evening.  more »
  • Even if it is an ' old stuff ' museum, for the children there is a special search for ' the killer of Henry ', it shows really that we really thought about it to the museum a challenging place for the children. My kids (8 and 10) have really enjoyed the quest and it provides an additional dimension to the museum visit. Our visit took just a little longer than 2 hours, and only for the search and the access of the adult served.
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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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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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