House of Alijn

Interesting
The House of Alijn is housed in the Alijn children's hospital (1363), Ghent's only almshouse. The museum illustrates the folk arts and traditions of Flanders through a collection of objects and photos, as well as reconstructed shops, interiors and craftsmen's workshops from the 1900s. The superb interior garden, a real oasis of calm in the city centre, is a pleasant place to stop for a rest. The museum also presents a puppet theatre with traditional figures.

Useful information

Address:

Kraanlei 65, 9000 Gent

Phone:

+32 9 235 38 00

Price:

6 € (-18 years old free of charge)

Opening hours

daily except Wed 9am‑5pm; weekends, Bank Hols and school hols 10am-6pm - closed 1 Jan and 25 Dec

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