Museum café


A drink before or after visiting the museum? Or a break during a walk around Ghent? Step into our museum café or find a seat in the lovely courtyard garden. A popular stop for residents of Ghent, a discovery for many passers-by. The courtyard garden also hosts concerts and activities during events like the Gentse Feesten, Patersholfeesten and Museumnight.


Practical guide


Kraanlei 65, 9000 Ghent. Entry through the red door


There are 40 seats in the museum café and 60 in the courtyard garden. It is not possible to make reservations. Groups and schools visiting the museum may bring their picnics.

Opening hours

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday: 10.30 - 17.00

Wednesday: closed

Saturday and Sunday: 10.30 - 18.00

School holidays and public holidays: 10.30 - 18.00

Extra: Every last Thursday of the month, the Vrienden van Alijn organise Livemuziek@Alijn. The museum café is then open from 19.15 to 01.00.

Stay up to date

Receive the newsletter

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.