Practical information

Opening hours

‘Van Eyck. An Optical Revolution’ runs from 1 February up to and including 30 April 2020 at the Museum of Fine Arts Ghent. The exhibition is open 7 days a week. Every Monday, Friday and Saturday the exhibition is open until 11.00 PM.

Monday 9.30 AM – 11.00 PM
Tuesday 9.30 AM – 7.00 PM
Wednesday 9.30 AM – 7.00 PM
Thursday 9.30 AM – 7.00 PM
Friday 9.30 AM – 11.00 PM
Saturday 9.30 AM – 11.00 PM
Sunday 9.30 AM – 7.00 PM

You’ll purchase your tickets for a visit to the museum at a designated time. How long you stay in the exhibition is of course up to you.


The museum is located within 15 minutes walking distance from Ghent St Peter’s train station, via the Citadel Park, and 25 minutes walking distance from the city centre. From the station you can also take the 70-76 bus line to the ‘Heuvelpoort’ stop. From the centre you can take tram 1 in the direction of the station, and from the ‘Van Nassaustraat’ you have a 10-minute walk through the park.

There is limited parking around the museum. If you are coming with the auto, then we advise you to use the underground parking (P10) at St Peter’s square, which is a 5-minute walk from the museum.

Beginning on 1 January 2020, the inner city of Ghent will becomes a low-emission zone. Register your vehicle in advance via


A standard ticket costs 25 euros in presale and 28 euros during the exhibition. Several reductions are also applicable.
The exhibition works with time slots. You buy your ticket for a visit at a fixed entry time. Of course you can choose how long you stay in the exhibition.

Check our full range of ticket formula’s.

Tickets with a reduced rate are available for:

  • Residents of Ghent
  • Holders of an UITPAS in the Ghent region, Citycard or museumPASSmuseées.
  • Friends of the MSK
  • 6 to 18 year-olds
  • 19 to 25 year-olds
  • Holders of an UITPAS with opportunity rates in the Ghent region.

Access is free for:

  • Chaperons of school groups and with persons who have a disability.
  • Holders of an ICOM-card that is valid for 2020.
  • Children under the age of 6.

Whoever purchases a ticket at a reduced rate must be able to provide the necessary proof of eligibility upon their visit.

Touristic partners are eligible for 10% discounts. In order to be recognised as a touristic partner, then please contact Peggy Hobbels at

A nice, little bonus

  • During 2020, your ticket is also valid for a discount for a visit to nine Ghent museums: Design Museum of Ghent, De wereld van Kina, Huis van Alijn, Industriemuseum, Museum Dr. Guislain, St Bavo’s Abbey, St Peter’s Abbey, S.M.A.K. and STAM.


For all practical questions about your visit, please call +32 9 210 10 75 (available from Monday through Friday, between 9.00 and 18.00) or send an email to

For questions about partnerships and corporate events you can contact and telephone +32 9 323 67 80 or +32 9 323 67 62.