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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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Tue - Sun 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

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great art in a pretty pretty building

If you come to Ghent for the art (Lam Gods/ van Eyck) you cannot skip this museum. This place is not only worth a visit for it's collection of exquisite art, it is also located in... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
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30 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you come to Ghent for the art (Lam Gods/ van Eyck) you cannot skip this museum. This place is not only worth a visit for it's collection of exquisite art, it is also located in a special building in a pretty park. After you visit the Fine Arts, go for the modern just on the other side of the... More 

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Thank Juliboon
Cork, Ireland
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18 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This museum has lots of nice selections from Belgian painters. Every room has introduction on each painting for different languages. It's very useful to have these explanations available to understand the paintings more. There are even a few pieces of tapestries, which is nice for someone who's a tapestry lover like my fiance.

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Andorra
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146 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 226 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015

Ghent was, in the 14th and 15th century, a place of real cultural, economic and political significance. The museum has a large collection of works from the later 15th to the 20th century and is well worth your time. We were lucky to chance upon a brilliant exhibition by Bruegel and Bosch. We were surprised by the quality and depth... More 

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Aalst, Belgium
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32 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

Fine Arts Museum is certainly something to visit. With a nice history of Belgian painters, the revolution of printing and theme-built expositions, an attraction in Ghent that is not to be missed

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Thank dj_Jeks
Ghent, Belgium
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3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2015

After a thorough renovation, the museum is really beautiful. The special colours chosen for the walls make the paintings even more beautiful. I could wander around all day in this place!

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Sevenoaks Uk
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213 reviews
94 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

This is a high quality collection of art very well displayed in a spacious museum setting on the edge of Citadelpark.

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

The entrance is free for gent city card holders. Closed on Sundays. The building is very spacious and well lighted. The paintings are beautiful, and there are some nice pictures of Ghent drawn c. 1830,, that look like the city looks today.

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Thank wrinaw
Zwevegem, Belgium
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

This museum is really worth a visit. The museum is owner of a fantastic collection and displays it in a perfect environment. As visitor it s a place to come at peace among art pieces of superb quality. After the visit we enjoyed the restaurant which is below the museum which gives very nice dishes of good culinary standard at... More 

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2015

Although under construction, the museum presents a nice array of Belgium/Flemish art. I am not a fan of the medieval works, but they help show the progression of sophistication from rather stiff alter pieces to still life's that have richness and elegance as well as the detailed portraits of common life which makes the art captivating.

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Thank Coolhead55
Ghent, Belgium
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27 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

It is a small walk from the city center, but this is avery pleasant , newly renovated museum with a fine but not too big collection of paintings that walks you through ages of European art. Drinks and food available

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