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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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  • 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 »
  • Start looking at a puppet theater of Mohan Lal PAL with the kids. Was in an attic room. What is actually quite a bit was little. Everyone was a little on each other mashed and it started to be very quickly therefore warm. The story was well put together and was long enough to the kids. The jokes that Mohan Lal PAL made also made it off because otherwise it went a bit boring. The kids were also well involved in the story
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  • Interesting exhibition about life in Belgium and Gent during the last ages. Feel like going back in time as you enter the "livingrooms"'of past times. Also interesting is the languageroom about the Fl...  more »