23 September 2020 - 20 November 2020: the museum is closed and will open again on 21 November 2020
Quiet spots in the arts quarter of Ghent
Ghent’s ‘arts quarter’ is not only home to impressive historic buildings, but also to quiet green spaces, parks and gardens where you can fully recharge your batteries.
Concert hall in a former hospital
In 1228, the sisters of St Mary’s Hospital consecrated a new hospital here. It had space for 40 beds in the ward, but back then the sick were expected to sleep more than one to a bed. As they say, a problem shared... After the French Revolution, the Bijloke site served successively as a civilian hospital, medical faculty and finally as a music centre with international fame.
The former hospital ward, with magnificent wooden beams in its roof, is now a concert hall where musicians fall in love with the unique acoustics. Come to listen, but don’t forget to look around as well.
To counteract the spread of the coronavirus as much as possible, a number of precautions must be considered.
Reservations must be made in advance (online of +32 9 210 10 75), the number of visitors will be limited per time slot and only payments by card will be accepted.
Guided group visits are not yet possible and not all facilities (toilets, cloakroom, etc.) are available.
Please read the measures here to make your visit as pleasant as possible.