Discover the majestic home of the aristocratic d’Hane Steenhuyse family! Its colourful salons, fine furniture, sumptuous wall hangings and tantalizing murals whisk your back in time two hundred years. So don’t be surprised if you stumble upon a housemaid or coachman. And do take a stroll in the beautiful enclosed garden, an oasis of peace in the hectic Veldstraat.


You’ll find the door open on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. The house is suffused with the spirit of the ancien régime. You hear the sounds of dance music and approaching carriages. Here and there historical film clips elucidate the complicated rules of conduct and etiquette of that period. You soon lose all sense of time and imagine you are a guest of the Count and Countess d’Hane Steenhuyse.

Guided tour

Those interested in more background information would do well to join the guided tour which takes place every Sunday at 11 am. Everyone loves a good story and when it comes to the history of the house, the guide holds nothing back. Find out what went on behind the doors of the boudoirs, cabinets and enfilades. This guided tour includes a visit to the Chinese Salon and the study of Nobel prizewinner Maurice Maeterlinck in Arnold Vander Haeghen House, opposite Hotel d’Hane Steenhuyse. The tours will be held in Dutch. Depending on the nationalities in the group, they will also be held in French or English.

Golden tipCityCard holders can join the guided tours of the city palaces free of charge if they have registered online in advance. Register here for the tour (with or without a CityCard Gent). The tours are held in Dutch, but depending on the nationalities in the group, they can also be held in French or in English. 

Guided visit

Do you want to join a guided visit?

Book your ticket online (Instaprondleiding Stadspaleizen)

Out in a group?

You can schedule your group visit online through the link below. The staff at BOEKjeBEZOEK will get back to you as soon as possible with all the necessary the details of your reservation.

Book your group visit online
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