Hotel d'Hane Steenhuyse trap
© Marthe Hoet

Visit

A visit to these hotels will stimulate all your senses. They exude the atmosphere of Dangerous Liaisons, love letters and other letters written with a quill pen, Upstairs Downstairs, salon revolutions, ballroom books, Chinese silk, wall paintings, and much more.

Practical information

Both city palaces are located in Veldstraat in Ghent’s city centre. They are open to visitors in the afternoon every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.

More info about prices, directions, and accessibility.

Individual visits

You can simply wander in every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday between 2.00 and 6.00 p.m. The houses exude the atmosphere of the ‘Ancien Régime’. In Hotel D’Hane Steenhuyse, you are greeted by the sounds of dance music and horses and carriages. You soon lose all track of time and imagine yourself visiting the count and countess.

In the Arnold Vander Haeghen House, you will find one of the best-preserved authentic Chinese salons, a dining room in belle époque style and a reconstruction of the study of Nobel Prize winner, Maurice Maeterlinck.

When - Every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday between 2.00 and 6.00 p.m.
Price - Voluntary donation.

In a group

Step-in guided tour

Every Friday and Saturday at 2.30 p.m. you can turn up individually for a guided tour. A guide talks at length about the history of the houses and their occupants.  After that, boudoirs, cabinets, and enfilades hold no more secrets. The guided tour starts in the Arnold Vander Haeghen House and ends on the other side of the road in Hotel d’Hane Steenhuyse.

Languages - in Dutch
Price - 6 euros per person – free for children and youngsters under 19
Availability - Every Friday and Saturday at 2.30 p.m.
Bookings - Uitbureau Ghent, Veldstraat 82B. +32 9 233 77 88

Book your tickets now

You can book tickets for our step-in guided tours through 'Uitbureau Gent'

'Uitbureau Gent'

Group visits

Groups can book a separate guided tour.

Languages - available in Dutch, French, English, German and Spanish
Duration - 90 minutes
Number - maximum 20 people per guide
Price - €90 per guide
Availability - each weekday, all year round
Bookings - by telephone +32 9 210 10 75

Apply for your visit now

You can arrange your group visit by telephone through 'BookYourVisit'

+32 9 210 10 75

With your class

Take on the role of the occupants of those days, together with your students. Our guides tailor the rich history of these city palaces to your class group and pepper their stories with nice anecdotes and trivia.

Languages - available in Dutch, French, English, German and Spanish
Duration - 90 minutes
Number - Maximum 20 people per guide
Price - €75 per guide
Availability - Each weekday, all year round
Bookings - by telephone +32 9 210 10 75

Apply for your visit now

You can arrange your group visit by telephone through 'BookYourVisit'

+32 9 210 10 75