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Museum Arnold Vander Haeghen

  • Veldstraat 82 Map It
  • Gent

Published 09/09/2015

Fodor's Review

Three of Gent's favorite locals are honored in this 18th-century former governor's home, which can be visited with a guide every Friday and Saturday at 2:30 pm. The Nobel Prize–winning playwright and poet Maurice Maeterlinck (1862–1949) kept a library in this elegant Neoclassical building, which still contains his personal objects, letters, and documents. A cabinet showcases work by the artist Stuyvaert, who illustrated Maeterlinck's publications, and the painter Doudelet. Look for the 18th-century silk wall decorations in the Chinese salon. Tickets can be bought at Uitbureau Gent at 82 Veldstraat.

Sight Information

Address:

Veldstraat 82, Gent, B9000, Belgium

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Phone:

09-233–7788 reservations

Sight Details:

  • €5
  • Ticket office open: Weekdays 10–12:30, 1:30–5:30, Sat. 10–12:30, 1:30–4:30; closed Sun. and Mon.

Published 09/09/2015

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