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Fine Arts Museum (Museum voor Schone Kunsten)

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Address: Citadelpark, Ghent 9000, Belgium
Phone Number: +32 9 240 07 00
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A world class art museum with a wide collection of historical pieces organized by period. The best pieces are between 1800’s through today, in my opinion. The restoration of the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Reston
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

A world class art museum with a wide collection of historical pieces organized by period. The best pieces are between 1800’s through today, in my opinion. The restoration of the Ghent Altarpiece is being done here and that is interesting to see. The signage to get to the museum via public transportation was not the best.

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Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Small but tasty lunch menu in pleasant surrounds. We had light lunch dishes - the soft crab was excellent.

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Brackley, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Well displayed exhibition. Friendly staff. Paintings all included very short summary which helps interpretation.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Excellent selection of works. Well-lit and clearly labelled. Extensive without being exhausting. Pleasant cafe (also open in the evenings for meals).

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Northampton
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2016 via mobile

Came here solely to see the Bosch painting in the collection and was delighted to find they had 2!! That alone was enough for my 5 star review If the 2 Bosch paintings hadn't been here a 3/5 would have been fair. Good way to pass a couple of hours for €10 each adult.

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 29, 2016

We visited St Bavo's cathedral to see the Van Eyck masterpiece. It consists of 20 panels and we were told we could view panels that were being restored at the Fine Arts Museum. It was wonderful to watch the experts at work slowly restoring these lovely panels, though a bullet proof glass window. it will take 7 years. That was... More 

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Bruges, Belgium
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2016

This Museum houses some very nice works and it has a cool viewing area. You can watch the experts work to restore various pieces. However its small and if you've already been to some of the other art museum heavy hitters this place could underwhelm you.

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Trondheim, Norway
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2016 via mobile

Personally thought walking here from the Graslei area was fine. Came mostly against my own choosing, but it's decent enough if you like art or want something different. I found the quality and appeal of their paintings extremely varied. Though typical for the time, too much focus on religious pieces... and dead poultry. Helps to have a fun companion!

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 5, 2016

The Fine Arts Museum is arranged in a ring around the central galleries. Beginning on the right hand side it proceeds chronologically in an anti clockwise direction. The collection on display is strong in a number of areas. It holds as expected a number of Netherlandish works, including two by Bosch. There are also works by Rubens, Jordaens and Pieter... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 17, 2016

The circulation within the museum is clear, and there's just enough exhibits to tell the history of art development in the region

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