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Fine Arts Museum (Museum voor Schone Kunsten)

Address: Citadelpark, Ghent 9000, Belgium
Phone Number: 0032 09 240 07 00
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Ranked #14 of 156 things to do in Ghent
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art museums, Museums
Activities: City walk sightseeing
Attraction details
Type: Art museums, Museums
Activities: City walk sightseeing
Hours:
Tue - Sun 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

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New Zealand
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

I had a few hours free on a Saturday morning and knew there were a couple of things I had to see while in Ghent for the first time. One naturally being the Ghent Altarpiece. I’d been informed that it was currently under restoration and a third of it was being held in the Museum of Fine Arts. The museum... More 

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Mexico City, Mexico
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55 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

We had already planned to go to this museum, but since the day before snowed ant it day was increadibly cold, the Museum was a great option. Besides avoiding bad weather, the most important thing is that the Museum has a small but very nice collection of paintings. We spent a couple of hours there and really enjoyed it

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

We spent hours in here for their current Love Letters in Peace and War exhibition. Students and youth tickets are only €2! Best part is that they have mixed media, detailed and beautiful stories/guides in French, Dutch and English, and they put a lot of work into making a chronological, thematic tour. There's even some O'Keefe, Rodin, and others. Loved... More 

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Cornwall
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19 reviews 19 reviews
4 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
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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31 attraction reviews
276 helpful votes 276 helpful votes
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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118 attraction reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
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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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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29 reviews 29 reviews
11 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
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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53 reviews 53 reviews
7 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
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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