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The House of Alijn

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Address: Kraanlei 65, Ghent 9000, Belgium
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+32 9 269 23 50

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Great place to visit with kids

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... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Ghent, Belgium
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Terneuzen, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 and read something about the history great

Thank Jean-Paul D
Ghent, Belgium
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97 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 the Castel and then do the Huis van Alijn.

1 Thank Knarf_from_Gent
Ghent, Belgium
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017

For many activities you need to make reservation, for the festivity of light every one was welcome. Nice atmosphere but way tooo long to wait for a drink or pancake

Thank Marianne H
Enschede, The Netherlands
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80 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 February 2017 via mobile

Interesting exhibition about life in Belgium and Gent during the last ages. Feel like going back in time as you enter the "livingrooms"'of past times. Also interesting is the languageroom about the Flemish dialects. Unfortunately there is no explanation or discription in the museum of the shown objects.. Also a good alternative on a rainy day.

Thank furaha1nl
Seattle, Washington
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189 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 December 2016

A wonderful way for you to see how people lived throughout the centuries. Not everything was signed in English so sometimes it was hard to figure out what I was seeing, but there were some really cool items; clothing, shoes, housewares, furnishings, furniture, cookware, etc. Fun to wander through.

1 Thank Vickie W
South East
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278 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 December 2016

Could of been a much better experience if there was a little more information in English. Just worth seeing if you have not too much to do.

Thank frankthewool
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57 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

We really enjoyed our visit to the house of alijn, the museum was really interesting. Some wonderful bits and pieces have survived the many years of human history, it's nice to see that someone has decided to collect and display them. You get a real sense of nostalgia within the many rooms. I would happily re-visit if I were ever... More 

1 Thank Chelsea J
Virginia, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 August 2016

This small museum is set up to take one through the lives of people living in Belgium from the past century, with subsequent rooms showing what came along during the decades of the 20th century. It was chock full of everyday items from each of those times, but the lack of any English descriptions on the displays made it somewhat... More 

2 Thank Gail D
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 August 2016 via mobile

Really cute museum and something worth doing, nice to look around and see various items from years ago! Cheap entrance ticket for under 25s I think. Also when we went there was a photo booth which was 2 euros for two prints of three shots and this was really cute.

Thank Dominique P
Canterbury, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 July 2016

What a good place to visit different rooms going back in time very good how it is done especially when you get to the rooms with all the bits in it that you can remember as a child, Lovely

Thank Adrian B

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