Practical Info

Your ticket is best bought online at this link.

Opening hours




9:30 am – 5:30 pm


9:30 am – 5:30 pm


9:30 am – 5:30 pm - open every first Thursday/month until 10pm


9:30 am – 5:30 pm

Weekends, public holidays and school holidays

10 am – 6 pm - closed on Mondays

S.M.A.K. is closed:

  • 25 & 26 December 2024 and 1 & 2 January 2025
  • on 24 & 31 December 2024 we will stay open until 16:00
  • Public holidays falling on a Monday : S.M.A.K. closed
  • Public holidays falling on weekdays : weekend arrangement applicable, S.M.A.K. open from 10am-6pm

Admission prices

13 euro


11 euro


11 euro

Lerarenkaart (Teachers with pass)

8 euro

Inhabitant of Ghent
UiTPAS Ghent Region

2,5 euro

School groups >18 years
19-25 years

2,6 euro

UiTPAS at social rate
Steunpunt Vakantieparticipatie

0 euro

-19 years
Inhabitants of Ghent on Sundays 10 am - 1 pm
Press - ICOM
Friends of S.M.A.K.
Persons accompanying disabled persons (with European Disability Card). Persons with disabilities pay admission.

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Getting there

S.M.A.K. is easy to get to, both from the city centre and from the station.

On foot
  • 10-minute walk from station Gent Sint-Pieters
  • 25-minute walk from the Korenmarkt in the city centre.
By public transport
  • Come by train and plan your route via NMBS
  • Come by bus via De Lijn.
  • You can plan your entire route using Google Maps.
By taxi
  • On you can find all Ghent taxi companies that offer electric taxis.
  • There is a taxi-rank just next to the main entrance to Sint-Pietersstation, Gent Dampoort station and Korenmarkt.
  • Tel. +32 (0)9 222 22 22.
By bicycle
By car
  • Leave the E17 motorway at the turn-off for ‘Gent Centrum’ and follow ‘Alle Richtingen’. Turn left towards the Citadellaan and continue until you reach Jan Hoetplein. The S.M.A.K. is opposite the Museum of Fine Arts.
  • There is plenty of parking space in front of the museum. The museum is located outside the ring road, so there is no need to take into account LEZ (Low Emission Zone) or the circulation plan.


Using the link below, you will find all practical info on the museum's accessibility for people with disabilities.

accessibility guide
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