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Stedelijk Museum voor Actuele Kunst (SMAK)

Jan Hoetplein 1, Ghent 9000, Belgium
+32 9 221 17 03
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Fantastic contemporary art museum

We were blown away with the cleverness and creativity shown in the three major exhibits here. In... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Peru77
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Shanghai, China
poorly managed

greet space and some fabulous paintings on the ground floor but the balance of the museum was... read more

Reviewed 4 July 2017
Sam S
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Emirate of Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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Jan Hoetplein 1, Ghent 9000, Belgium
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were blown away with the cleverness and creativity shown in the three major exhibits here. In one space that has paintings on the wall, mattresses and personal belongings line the walls. This symbolizes refugees "taking over" the museum (in actuality, the museum is sponsoring...More

Thank Peru77
Reviewed 4 July 2017

greet space and some fabulous paintings on the ground floor but the balance of the museum was embarassing happy we did not pay more than EUR 8 each

Thank Sam S
Reviewed 3 June 2017

Right next door to the fine arts museum, so you can do both at one go. Excellent cafe serving hot and cold lunches, seating both inside and outside.

Thank ritapatitamalita
Reviewed 11 April 2017

You like it or you don't like it. If you are a fan of modern art you feel at home and you will enjoy the creativity of the last century artist. Your mind has to be wide open for new idea's otherwise it is rubbisch....More

Thank Sevillia
Reviewed 23 March 2017

The city guide said there was a good modern collection here: Warhol, Magritte etc. - well there isn't. We saw 4 disappointing exhibitions or installations and when I asked about the celebrated permanent collection the rather supercilious receptionist told me the only thing on show...More

Thank Jackie F
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

Loved this place. Decided to head here when staying in central Ghent. A short tram ride out of town leads you to a lovely little park through which you walk to the gallery. The exhibitions that were on were all good; a real mixture of...More

Thank Pigsear65
Reviewed 10 February 2017

The building it self and especially the lighting was very nice. But the actual exhibitions did not apeel to me. Some boring photograhper and Gagarin.

Thank awnil
Reviewed 7 December 2016

Not a large museum but the quality was good. Information available in many languages. Installation by one artist covered entire floor.

Thank mskikkers
Reviewed 12 August 2016

A very poor museum, nothing worth to see including the present exhibitions. By contrast, great cafeteria.

Thank 63romain
Reviewed 22 July 2016 via mobile

I have been here lots of times during my childhood but I have seen a lot of chances being made over the last couple of years. Since the museum boss' illness (sadly he passed away now) the expositions don't seem quite as interesting anymore. Maybe...More

Thank Helena J
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adc218
22 January 2015|
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Response from wpatrickdewilde | Reviewed this property |
I agree with the answer of Mark Daem. Fact is that there are few restaurants in the vicinity. But there are many (very) good restaurants in town and connections are very good. Good luck !
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