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'flemish masters in situ' in the abbey refectory

01.06.2019 30.09.2019
  • 1 June - 30 September 2019
  • Refectory Bijloke Abbey as part of the Flemish Masters in Situ arts trail
  • Refectory Bijloke Abbey (and the rest of STAM) free entry with the OKV Flemish Masters in Situ ‘Pilgrims’ Book’ (10 euros)

Running from June 1st to September 30th 2019, the ‘Flemish Masters in situ’ arts trail is putting the spotlight on masterpieces which can still be admired in the original location for which they were specially made. No fewer than 45 churches, monasteries and other historical buildings all over Flanders and in Brussels are taking part. STAM is one of them.

STAM - Ghent City Museum – is housed in the buildings of the former Bijloke Abbey, where the focus is on the wall paintings in the historical abbey’s refectory. They date from the fourteenth century and played an important role in the religious life of the nuns. Discover the story behind this Last Supper and take a peek inside the secret world of the abbey! For the 'in Situ' trail, the refectory will be laid out as it was in the fourteenth century, while brand-new touchscreens will take visitors on a fascinating journey through the abbey’s turbulent past. For a moment you might even imagine you are a medieval religious!

A copy of the Flemish Masters in Situ ‘Pilgrims’ Book’ provides free admission to the abbey refectory from June 1st to September 30th 2019. The booklet costs 10 euros and will be on sale at STAM.

from former abbey to city museum

The ‘Flemish Masters in Situ’ trail leads to locations in the abbey where you’ll find some amazing art treasures on display. These help tell The Story of Ghent down the centuries. In some ways, STAM is something of an anomaly: what used to be a sacred abbey is now a vibrant museum that is open six days a week. Even if you miss the ‘In Situ’ arts trail, you can still admire the wall paintings whenever you visit STAM.

practical infodigi-expo 'the story of ghent'

During 'Flemish Masters in Situ', you can visit not only the abbey refectory but also the rest of STAM free of charge with a copy of the OKV ‘Pilgrims’ Book’.

other locations in ghent

Besides the Bijloke Abbey refectory at STAM, five other locations in Ghent will be 'overmastered' by ‘Flemish Masters in Situ’ this summer. Discover the Ghent route here.

'Flemish Masters in situ' is an initiative of Openbaar Kunstbezit Vlaanderen (OKV) and it is financed by Visit Flanders. More information at


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