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The House of Alijn

Kraanlei 65, Ghent 9000, Belgium
+32 9 269 23 50
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An entertaining and educational way to while away an hour

This museum consists of two parts. The first displays household items from the last 19th and early... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Like visiting your grandmother's attic

I did not have an audio tour, which cost extra. Without it, I went through a series of themed... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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Kraanlei 65, Ghent 9000, Belgium
+32 9 269 23 50
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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 4 weeks ago

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 30 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
Reviewed 2 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
Reviewed 25 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...More

Thank furaha1nl
Reviewed 13 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....More

1  Thank Vickie W
Reviewed 4 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.

1  Thank frankthewool
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...More

1  Thank Chelsea J
Reviewed 21 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...More

2  Thank Gail D
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