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The House of Alijn

Kraanlei 65, Ghent 9000, Belgium
+32 9 269 23 50
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Brief escape from the city

This museum highlights the everyday lives of normal people in the only remaining almshouse in Gent... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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Running out of things to do

Not a very big museum but a good and interesting way to kill an hour or so and reveals life in... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Marc G
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Kraanlei 65, Ghent 9000, Belgium
+32 9 269 23 50
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This museum highlights the everyday lives of normal people in the only remaining almshouse in Gent. Each room tells its own story. I visited here on a Sunday afternoon and it was pleasantly quiet. It cost me 6 euro to enter. There was not an...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Not a very big museum but a good and interesting way to kill an hour or so and reveals life in Belgium through different eras. Nothing special to write home about and nothing that you haven't seen before but certainly interesting even if some items...More

Thank Marc G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

In converted Almshouses in the heart of the old city a museum of everyday life - death, birth, celebrations, holidays, commerce. For those who remember it, the displays of life in the 60s and 70s are nostalgic.

Thank StephenM99
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We called here for a drink. Try the cherry jenever, its very good. Nice courtyard area with seating and a nice atmosphere with interesting features.

Thank Jove1970
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were dissapointed not to see anything different to similar museums in the UK. Same old toys and kitchen ware etc. Well laid out but not really worth the entrance fee. Best part was the beer in the bar.

Thank Brian S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There is a museum. We went during the Patershol festival when they have a stage in the courtyard and live jazz band in the evening.

Thank Madeleine J
Reviewed 16 July 2017

This museum consists of two parts. The first displays household items from the last 19th and early 20th centuries. Unfortunately there's little in the way of signage to explain what these are. There are pamphlets that describe the typical way of life, and they're interesting,...More

Thank athenaaugie
Reviewed 27 June 2017

I did not have an audio tour, which cost extra. Without it, I went through a series of themed rooms with no English captions. Most seemed to present a glimpse of turn-of-the-century to 1920s Belgian home life. Christenings,funerals, First Communions, social clubs, grocery stores, apothecaries,...More

Thank MDMomof3
Reviewed 2 April 2017

what a spot at the kraanlei formal hospital with a lot of historie now it is a museum with the life of 20 st century you als can visit the nice garden between the buidling and a smal chapel this is a must see location...More

Thank Jean-Paul D
Reviewed 29 March 2017

When our kids were younger we went there often. There is always something new to see and it is very entertaining. It is located in the center of Ghent s very easy to find and very close to the Castle so you could start with...More

1  Thank Knarf_from_Gent
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