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Enjoy the beauty of our unique building, marvel at 600 years of art and take a stroll trough the Citadel Park!

Opening hours

Monday Closed
Tuesday 9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Wednesday 9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Thursday 9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Friday 9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Saturday 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

During school holidays, the museum is open from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm.
Every first Thursday of the month, the museum is open until 10:00 pm.

The museum is closed on 25 and 26 December, 1 and 2 January.
On 24 December and 31 December, the museum closes at 4:00 pm.


Fernand Scribedreef 1
9000 Gent

Museum of Fine Arts Ghent

+32 (0)9 323 67 00

Getting here

From Gent-Sint-Pieters station you walk approx. 15 min. to the MSK. Take the route along the Koningin Astridlaan and through the Citadelpark, or follow the Clementinalaan and Parklaan to walk around the park.

The museum is easily accessible by bike. Outside of to the museum you will find sufficient bicycle lock-ups.

The busses connecting Gent-Sint-Pieters and Gent-Dampoort stations with the city centre stop at 'Heuvelpoort', a 5 minute walk from the museum. You can look up timetables for trams and buses on

From several cities in the UK, the Netherlands, France, Germany, Luxembourg and Switzerland, you can reach Brussels-Midi by train within 6.5 hours. The routes in red can be taken with a high-speed train. The blue lines are regular train connections.

Travel the world in a sustainable way with the tips from The Man in seat 61.

Trainline offers international ticket reservations for trains and buses.

View this map of night trains in Europe.

Order (digital) timetables or a map with all railways in Europe.

The MSK can be reached by car via the Charles de Kerchovelaan and the arterial roads E17 and E40. 

Low-emissions zone
Ghent has a low-emissions zone, meaning that the most polluting vehicules can no longer enter the city centre. Be sure to check the city website to see of you're allowed to enter with your car and to register your vehicle.

Park and rides outside the centre
Park your car at a free park-and-ride (P+R) and travel on with the tram or bus. Park-and-rides Expo-The Loop and Arsenaal are well situated for whomever comes with the car from the direction of Bruges, Oudenaarde, Antwerp or Brussels. The bus or tram brings you to within walking distance of the Museum of Fine Arts.

There is a free shuttle service between park-and-ride Watersportbaan or park-and-ride Weba / Decathlon and the city centre.

Moreover, the park-and-rids are included within the bike-share company of Donkey Republic. You can hire these bikes with your Smart Phone, via the Donkey Republic App.

Sint-Pietersplein/St Peter's square Parking garage 
This parking garage is 700 metres from the museum. It has 700 parking spaces, amongst which there are 3 parking places for disabled persons. There are 2 recharging points for electric cars. This parking lies within the low-emissions zone, so be sure to check whether you may drive in this zone with your car.

Parking garage Zuid - Follow zone Zuid-Reep
This parking garage is found under the Gent-Zuid shopping centre and the Woodrow Wilsonplein. There are 1.034 spaces, of which 2 are for disabled persons. This parking does not lie within the low-emissions zone. Walk 1,5 km to the museum, or take bus 5 or 8, which take you to the museum in 12 minutes.

Parking garage Savaanstraat – Follow zone Veldstraat
This parking garage is 1500 metres from the museum. It has 588parking spaces, amongst which there are 3 parking places for disabled persons. This parking lies within the low-emissions zone.

More parking garages: Vrijdagsmarkt, Ramen, Tolhuis, Reep, De Kouter, Centerparking, Sint-Michiels en Gent Dampoort. Check the real-time availability online.

B-Parking Sint-Pietersstation 
This parking has 1.580 spaces, amongst which there are 47 places for disabled persons and 6 with a charging station for electric cars. This parking does not lie within the low-emissions zone. The underground parking is directly accessible from the R4 around Ghent, via the Valentin Vaerwyckweg and the Timicheg Tunnel. This new route is potentially not yet recorded in all route planners and GPS devices.

Parking on the street
In the vicinity of the Museum of Fine Arts there are very few available street parking places. Parking on the street requires payment.

Attention: do not park in places reserved for city residents. These zones are indicated with a sign. Whoever parks there will risk a fine of 80 euros per three hours.

Tickets and additional info

An overview of the rates can be found here.

Book your timeslot and book your tickets here.

View the floor plan

View the visitor regulations 

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