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Belgium's fourth-largest - and most beautiful - city is home to a quarter of a million people and a flourishing flower export trade. An important port, Ghent's city center is a pedestrian area that is like a museum to early Flemish architecture and a testament to the city's medieval might. Impressive Gothic sites, such as dramatic St. Bavo's Cathedral and the Castle of the Counts, inspire awe. The works of Flemish masters are housed in the distinguished Museum voor Schone Kunst.
Our everyday cultural heritage is a vast treasure-house of stories of things which pass but should never be allowed to pass into oblivion. And that’s what the House of Alijn is all about! A museum with a passion for daily life in the twentieth century.