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“Charming museum.” 4 of 5 stars
Review of The House of Alijn

The House of Alijn
Kraanlei 65, Ghent 9000, Belgium
09/269-23-50
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Ranked #19 of 103 Attractions in Ghent
Type: Museums, History Museums, Cultural
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Vancouver, BC
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118 reviews 118 reviews
8 attraction reviews
Reviews in 63 cities Reviews in 63 cities
122 helpful votes 122 helpful votes
“Charming museum.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2013

A diverse collection of artifacts from daily life exhibited in the former almshouses. Much more here than meets the eye as you enter... one of the best "attractions" we visited in Belgium.

Visited August 2013
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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“great place to visit”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013

An excellently set out museum - lots of interesting items from across the ages - we laughed at some of the displays from the 70's and 80's - good memories! We were lucky enough to visit on a day there was free music in the garden - a couple of beers from the bar helped to make this a very enjoyable afternoon. Thank you

Visited August 2013
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Melbourne
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
“wonderful”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2013

Fantastic place to spend a couple of hours. Rooms & rooms of interesting things to look....Ghent through the ages....just brilliant.
Also had a drink outside in the courtyard afterwards...very pleasant afternoon.

Visited June 2013
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Passed by, went in and it was worth it!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2013

Really nice and quite small museum. Different kind of things to see from the lifes of Gent citizents. For example an old pharmacy.

Visited May 2013
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Brussels, Belgium
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“tip from a local”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2013

Born in Ghent I'm not wel placed to review this places. But for visitors I can give you a tip: If you are seaking a quiet and authentic place, just enter the 'huis van Alijn'; tell the ticketman you just want to go the the café (het cafeetje). It's runded by vollenteers and inside or outside in the mainplace, you'll enjoy your Belgium beer(s). Take care, it close rather early.

Visited July 2013
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