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Design Museum Gent

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Address: Jan Breydelstraat 5, Ghent BE-9000, Belgium
Phone Number: 32 9 267 99 99
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Tue - Sun 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

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Smaller museum but worthwhile expositions!

I've visited this museum twice over the past years. They have changing expositions, both times I was there the focussed on dutch and flemish artists which is nice. Both occasions... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Maarten v
IJsselstein, Utrecht, Netherlands
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Nashville, Tennessee
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150 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went to this museum because our travel guide recommended it for anybody with “even a slight interest in furniture design.” It seems like what we thought was our interest in the evolution of furniture design wasn’t. The museum just wasn’t what we expected—more a collection of items relating changes in object designs, with direct comparison between Belgium and Netherlands—competitors... More 

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Liskeard, United Kingdom
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118 reviews
49 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A fantastic museum for all ages to enjoy! Well designed & superb displays make this a great place to visit whilst in the area. The buliding is beautiful & the exhibits are tastefully arranged over several floors in chronological order. Spacious,interesting & informative!

Thank 380pb
IJsselstein, Utrecht, Netherlands
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70 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've visited this museum twice over the past years. They have changing expositions, both times I was there the focussed on dutch and flemish artists which is nice. Both occasions about furniture and everyday utensils. Worthwhile!

Thank Maarten v
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154 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After waiting for the Queen of Belgium to leave we had a very pleasant visit over the three floors displaying an array of generations of design.

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Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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83 reviews
48 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015 via mobile

This museum is packed full of great design examples from early 1800s through to now. It showcases a large amount of Belgian and Dutch work and was well worth the 10 euro admission. Thanks!

Thank AndrewDNZ
shipley derbyshire
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224 reviews
47 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2015

We loved this museum .In a lovely old house and the exhibits are so well displayed .For anyone interested in design history this is a must .Such a range of objects from different periods and fascinating to follow the entries to famous exhibitions After the visit try the Lebanese cafe opposite .Lovely..

Thank lorenzo01
Solihull, United Kingdom
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311 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 154 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2015 via mobile

This museum is located in the historic centre of Ghent. The entrance fee is €10 but you can also buy a combined ticket which will allow entrance into other museums. When we visited there was a very good exhibition focusing on Belgium design and Dutch design. There is clearly a lot of friendly rivalry here, but the analysis of the... More 

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Leighton Buzzard, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2015

An excellent explanatory video presentation, beautiful displays with informative labelling, very helpful and courteous staff

Thank Delia G
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

I found some design-icon's but somehow I expected te see more recognizable works from more reknown designers

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

This museum ought to be a highlight but large areas- perhaps 80% of the total exhibition area- were closed and despite a reduced entry fee we felt seriously short-changed.

Thank PaulJanet

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