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Fine Arts Museum (Museum voor Schone Kunsten)

Citadelpark, Ghent 9000, Belgium
0032 09 240 07 00
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Ranked #9 of 114 Attractions in Ghent
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Museums
Activities: City walk sightseeing
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London
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122 reviews 122 reviews
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122 helpful votes 122 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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Mechelen
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

A great collection of local Belgian artists and many others. Also a viewing area of the restoration of some major works. Very interesting. We only made it around about half of the collection in a couple of hours. Mostly well displayed although a couple of rooms had large window which meant that you had to position yourself to see a... More

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Bit out of town centre. Best visited by tram, itself an adventure. Really beautiful range of paintings. Henri de Braekleer? was fantastic revelation for me. Bit like my favourite Vermeer. In lovely garden setting. Close to more modern art museum, not my cup of tea I am afraid. Stick to fine art.

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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12 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

nice museum with great art not that far from city centre. We walked it but there are trams available. The staff were helpful. Museum is set in a park with a little waterfall.

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Congleton
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Set in a pleasant park. A large museum with a lot of fine artworks on show, mainly European artists I've never heard of but all the pieces were of top quality. Well worth a visit.

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23 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

This museum is a bit out of town but is easy to get to using the great tram system. You just have to walk through the park once you get off the bus. t doesn't have any famous masterpieces but its a really nice museum with lots of interesting paintings and statues

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

Comprehensive collection of fine art through the centuries, enhanced by information cards in several languages in each room. The museum is large so it is worth putting in a couple of hours to see all the exhibitions. Nice but rather pricey restaurant on the ground floor.

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Belgrade, Montana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

In a travesty of thievery in Nazi war time the Alter pieces were one group of MANY art pieces that were stolen and kept in hiding for more then 50 yrs. The movie The Monuments Men 2014, brought this part of history to the fore front and made this stolen and recovered pieces of art able to be viewed in... More

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Perth
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Went to Géricault temporary exhibition, well done ! Excellent guide ! The museum offers nice works, and is not too large. It has been refurbished recently and there is a nice buffet too ...

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Tonbridge, United Kingdom
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

I visited mainly to see the restoration work in progress and then had an enjoyable time browsing through the various rooms. I particularly liked the sculptures. It's in a beautiful building too. Only thing that spoiled a great visit was the restaurant, I was put in a 'lobby' area for my coffee and cake as I dared to expect coffee,... More

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