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Fine Arts Museum (Museum voor Schone Kunsten)

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Address: Citadelpark, Ghent 9000, Belgium
Phone Number: 0032 09 240 07 00
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Activities: City walk sightseeing
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Great expo on Love Letters

The Love Letters in war and peace expo was fantastic. A lovely collection of letters, paintings, photos and some film clips. It was a really moving collection that captured the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 11, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

The Love Letters in war and peace expo was fantastic. A lovely collection of letters, paintings, photos and some film clips. It was a really moving collection that captured the massive change that occurred in society between the late 1800s and 1920. A fascinating collection. We also enjoyed the traditional flemish masterpieces. Definitely worth a visit.

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Deal, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

The room devoted to the restoration of the 'Ghent altarpiece' is well worth a visit but the rest of the collection is rather thin. There are, unsurprisingly, quite a few paintings by the 'Flemish Primitives' but only a very few by Bosch, Rogier van der Weyden and the other well-known masters. Other periods are very poorly represented. There are much... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

It is not really near the center, but a 25 min walk into the citadelpark. Museum is spacious and boasts an excellent and varied collection including some definite highlights as Boscch, but also some beautifful artwork by lesser known artists. A must to visit !

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London, Canada
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3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

This used to be a very fine museum, and I loved some of their major exhibitions in the past. I was here in december, and what I found was rather chaotic and totally useless exhibition on "letters"? How does this fit into an arts museum? In stead of a nice and good exhibition, we got some rubbish thrown together, some... More 

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

...feels a bit empty! There is a good collection, but perhaps it does not carry as much Bosch or Rubens as I hoped it would. A real bonus, though, is that each room has cards in English which makes up for the fact that the information cards next to the paintings are only in Dutch. It is also fantastic that... More 

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Toronto, Ontario
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

Good location, especially if you get there by bike. The museum is laid out nicely, you can move through it at a decent pace. Some nice pieces.

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Chicago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

We didn't expect the depth and variety of art that we found here. Sadly, we were the only people there. I wish more people were enjoying this treasure trove.

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

A hidden gem a little out of town centre but worth the effort. Current restoration of Van Eyke's Adoration of the Lamb visible through glass, fascinating! Staff at museum cafe less welcoming.

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

The museum is quite a distance from city center, but fairly accessible by tram. The short walk from the tram to the museum through a beautiful park, complete with an antique merry-go-round, was refreshing and peaceful. Although the museum had some interesting pieces, the surprising highlight of our visit was the restoration room where we were lucky enough to watch... More 

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London
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128 helpful votes 128 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

It's about a fifteen minute walk to get to this museum from the centre but worth it - and you can tram it of course. The reception staff were very friendly and helpful - they spoke excellent English. It's a bit of a barn of a place with large and rather soulless rooms. When we went in mid-week September there... More 

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