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Fine Arts Museum (Museum voor Schone Kunsten)

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Address: Citadelpark, Ghent 9000, Belgium
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+32 9 240 07 00
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10:00 - 18:00
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Tue - Sun 10:00 - 18:00

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Smaller regional art museum, spacious, friendly. Couple famous Bosch but plenty more.

Visited on a grey wintry day. Friendly staff welcomed. Smaller regional art museums are often interesting, often present less familiar painters and here did not disappoint. Yes it... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Verbier, Switzerland
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Verbier, Switzerland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Visited on a grey wintry day. Friendly staff welcomed. Smaller regional art museums are often interesting, often present less familiar painters and here did not disappoint. Yes it is famous for two Bosch paintings, one (St Jerome) accepted as genuine, the other (Christ Carrying the Cross) is not. However this notwithstanding it is a most striking work. For the rest... More 

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South East
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

There is a limited amount of things to see. Felt that the explanation of the exhibits was limited and if one had to pay for it you might have felt cheated.

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Thank frankthewool
Reston
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016

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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Thank VATLC23
Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

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 16 November 2016

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 30 October 2016

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 27 October 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 29 September 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 26 September 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 1 September 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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