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Russian Foxtrot Submarine in Zeebrugge
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Travelling to Ypres
Does anyone know of a taxi firm in Zeebrugge who have a minibus to seat 10 to go to Ypres Battlefield early Sunday morning (late Feb/Mid March)returning Sunday afternoon???
Re: Travelling to Ypres
There isn't a single battlefield at Ypres/Ieper, but a number in the area, so when you do get in touch with a taxi or other transport company, you will have to be a bit clearer on where exactly you want to go to! This might help you to decide: http://www.greatwar.co.uk/westfront/ypsalient/ypresbattles/index.htm.
If you just want transport to the town, to visit the "In Flanders Fields" museum or join a battlefields tour, you could try Taxi Quick in Zeebrugge, tel. (+32/50-54.44.69. Fax: +32/50-55.02.77) or www.brugsetaxiservice.com (Brugge is not far from Zeebrugge) although I note that they may only have 8-seater minibuses, as is also the case here http://www.visit-ypres.be/your-guide.htm. For battlefield tours - so with a guide to explain what you are seeing, and probably in a larger coach - starting from Ieper's tourist office, see http://www.ieper.be/Default.aspx?SGREF=98&CREF=13035.
Travel Tips for Zeebrugge
Walk along the Beach
The beach in Zeebrugge, as well as the whole Belgium cost, is perfect for long walks.
As you can see on the picture Zeebrugge is also one of the few cities at the Belgium coast which has not only the ugly buildings at the sea front! Well, there are some but not only. Insteat there is the huge and important harbour ... I spent an unforgattable day at the sea and decided to come back next year!
After WWI, Zeebrugge used to be a famous Belgian vacation destination for the English. Nowadays, it has lost a lot of its glory due to the expansion of the sea harbour.
It still has a small boardwalk with some shops and eateries and a nice building in English style dating from the previous century.
Honorary Bridge Visit
For 4 years we would meet up every 2 weeks and sail over to Zeebrugge and take the tram to Brugge and shop around. It was always fun, with unexpected things happening all the time. Sadly this was our last trip and we were invited by the ship's captain to visit the bridge and take the ship out of Zeebrugge harbour. We spent 2hrs learning about navigation and radar.
The most memorable trip I have ever experienced.
In the old area of the former covered fish market of Zeebrugge, you can explore an authentic Russian submarine, the ‘Westhinder’, a floating lightship, and an indoor exhibition centred around the theme of the sea.
"Beach and kites"
According to me, the beach of Zeebrugge is the best place (in Belgium) to do kites. WHY? The main reason is the size of the area. Indeed, you can play without being disturbed by others and without disturbing others .
There, you can also find a "kiteboarding" club.
I often go to Zeebrugge, and I play kite for hours on end.
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