A museum? Boring? Certainly not if you step inside the GUM in Ghent. In this crazy science museum children and teenagers marvel at a spectacular collection coming from different branches of science: from biology to archaeology, from psychology to medicine. The younger children can find what they are looking for in one of the scavenger hunts. About a kilometre away, the history of Ghent is all there to see in the city museum STAM, perfect for a visit with the whole family.
This beautiful historic city houses even more museums geared towards children. Be sure to visit the House of Alijn, in the beating heart of the historic centre. This museum focuses on daily life, on people’s extraordinary everyday existence. Both the permanent collection and the changing exhibitions will captivate young and old. Ideal for a trip with the family. After that, just a five-minute walk away, you stand by the gates of the Gravensteen. In this imposing 12th-century fortress, you can imagine yourself as a real knight. And there is even more fun if you take the comedy tour, that explains the history of the castle with a mischievous wink. The fascinating stories of the former castle dwellers are suitable for all ages and even tickle the fancy of those who are not immediately fans of fortresses and castles.