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't Gasthuys - Civic Museum

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pegletbee wrote a review Aug 2018
Norfolk, United Kingdom30 contributions16 helpful votes
Went specifically to see the work of a local artist, but it was a great little museum and we really enjoyed all of it.
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Date of experience: August 2018
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Carl M wrote a review May 2017
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Part with history information from Aalst, part with history of "Priester Daens", part with Carnaval information, part with paintings and part with temporary exhibitions.
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Date of experience: March 2017
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Katrien S wrote a review Feb 2017
Ghent, Belgium1,992 contributions403 helpful votes
This is a small museum housed in a converted hospital build in 1600. Entrance is for free, and inside the 4 famous "Aalstenaars" are honoured, from Dirk Martens who was the first printer in this part of the world, father Daens, who was fought for worker conditions (and was therefore thrown out of the church), Louis Paul Boon an author also engaged with the working class men, and Saedeleer, a painter. The last one is represented with a room of his paintings and some of his etches. There is also a room with modern Belgian art. Further the museum has a section on Carnival in Aalst, which now is listed as immaterial UNESCO World Heritage. Well worth a visit, but explanations seemed to be only in Dutch.
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Date of experience: February 2017
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Yvan820 wrote a review Dec 2016
Denderhoutem, Belgium1,123 contributions128 helpful votes
This place gives a complete retrospectif from Louis Paul Boon (a famous left wrighter until Priester Daens, a fighter for human treatment and rights) This Museum is open since the early 1902 and gives a retrospective from the city of Aalst History.  
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Date of experience: December 2016
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mjens2018 wrote a review Feb 2016
Aalst, Belgium20 contributions4 helpful votes
Museum about the history and culture of Aalst. Not very big. If you're in Aalst I would definitely go there. Nice building. Used to be an hospital. They have a permanent exhibition and hold temporary exhibitions on regular basis. Entry is free.
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Date of experience: June 2015
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