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Fine Arts Museum (Museum voor Schone Kunsten)

Citadelpark, Ghent 9000, Belgium
+32 9 240 07 00
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Meet the masters

Huge museum full of art made by masters e.g. Jeroen Bosch, James Ensor... You can spend several... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Ghent, Belgium
It's good

It's a nice museum, depending on what art you like. My taste is a bit different from what is... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Ghent, Belgium
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Citadelpark, Ghent 9000, Belgium
+32 9 240 07 00
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Reviewed yesterday

Huge museum full of art made by masters e.g. Jeroen Bosch, James Ensor... You can spend several hours here.

Thank SolidRocks
Reviewed 1 week ago

It's a nice museum, depending on what art you like. My taste is a bit different from what is exhibited there, which can make me frustrated. But It's a must see.

Thank Jozefien V
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The day I visited, the Wednesday before Easter, four panels from the bottom row of the famous altarpiece were on display. It was great to see them up close. Even the panel that is a reproduction of the only missing original was excellent. Elsewhere in...More

Thank Eric H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Good gallery with some interesting items. Its not too big and the contents are ok. The contents aren't the most well known or the best but there are some interesting pieces and its definitely worth seeing.

Reviewed 19 April 2017

Pretty good art museum for a smaller city. There was a wide range of different works from multiple time periods.

Thank Erica F
Reviewed 18 April 2017

The Museum voor Schone Kunsten is a nice enough museum, although we found it lacks real top of the range art. The highlight is seeing the restorers at work on the famous altarpiece from the Baafskathedraal by the Van Eyck brothers.

Thank suzannev326
Reviewed 11 April 2017

not as well known as the SMAK accros the street but certainly worth a visit. Nice collection of Flemish painters in an overwhelming beautiful building

Thank philipvanbost1
Reviewed 4 April 2017

Really enjoyed our visit to MSK. Even my husband who isn't that keen on art found plenty to look at. The gallery is organised in a more modern style where you have a choice as to the route to take through the various rooms. The...More

Thank CultureVultureCamb
Reviewed 9 March 2017

This art gallery is typical of a Ghent public building - really well presented content that is primarily representative of the city and the local area. As with the STAM (museum), do not go expecting a selection of world art but as part of discovering...More

Thank pb892016
Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

Spent more than two hours roaming this museum. Lots of diverse paintings to look at and discover. Every room was provided with an information leaflet which gave some context and meaning to the paintings displayed. Would recommend even if you're not the big on art...More

Thank Michelle E
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Claire-marie G
Is it open Sundays and Mondays please
23 January 2017|
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Response from Gerard_S77 | Reviewed this property |
It is open on Sundays (10 - 18) but like many museums in Europe it is closed on Mondays. You could try St Bavo's Cathedral instead on Monday if you are looking for something that is open.