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.
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 tip: CityCard holders can join this guided tour free of charge. Take a look at all benefits here and enjoy Ghent to the fullest.