Ieper Things to Do

  • Flanders Field Museum
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  • Belfry of Ieper and tower of the cathedral.
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  • Cloth Hall at sunset.
    Cloth Hall at sunset.
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  • 1. Menin Gate

    The Menin Gate is probably the most famous British war memorial from the First World War. It was built in classical style in the form of a Roman triumphal arch around a design by Sir Reginald...

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  • 2. Flanders Field Museum

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    If you are very interested in history, this museum will tell you about what happen. Is really recommended to visit this museum Almost 100 years ago, the area around Ypres was the scene of dishes in...

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  • 3. Tyne Cot Cemetery

    If you are with a car it's easier to get here, Tynecot is outside town of Zonnebeke on the road to Passendale or you can also arrange a day tour from Ypres. Public transport is very easy if you are...

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  • 4. St Martins Cathedral & Monastery

    This lovely Cathedral is nice outside and inside. During WW1, it was destroyed, but was rebuilt using many of the original material from the first Cathedral. Spread all over the Cathedral are...

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  • 5. Cloth Hall - Lakenhalle

    Lakenhalle is the Flemish Name for the Cloth Hall. The Hall is an astonishing size! When it was built, it was one of the largest commercial buildings of the Middle Ages, where it served as the main...

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  • 6. Ramparts & Casemates

    Walls & water Ypres is a walled city surrounded by ramparts and ditches. In recent years much effort put into this wonderful heritage values ​​offers visitors and residents many...

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  • 7. Military Cemeteries/Memorials

    The Commonwealth authorities did decide that bodies should not be repatriated and that uniform memorials should be used. At the end of the WW I started the production of uniform headstones most made...

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  • 8. Hill 62

    Need to have a car if you like to come here, is out of town in Ypres Hill in the vicinity of Ypres '62 'Indicates that the hill is 62 meters above sea level, came in 1916 in German hands until...

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  • 9. St Georges Church

    St. George's Memorial Church was built as a memorial to the thousands of men who died in the three battles of the Ypres Salient. Field Marshal Sir John French, appealed for a British memorial church...

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  • 10. Fishmarket - Oude Vismarkt

    At this Old Fish Market was used by many cities selling their fish here, the old toll booth (1899), also called Minck House, the fishmongers had to their pay toll And today the Old fish market is one...

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  • 11. Old Houses

    It goes without saying that a lot of the architecture in Belgium is centuries old. The buildings in Ieper are no different. However, much of the main cities have their centers built out of stone and...

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  • 12. Rampart Cemetery & Museum

    Located on the South flank of the fortresses of Ypres, 50m West at the Lille Gate. At the moat about 750m South of Ypres Market Square The Rose Coombs walk passes along this cemetery, in and around...

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  • 13. Canadian Memorial

    The morning that I visited here it was foggy,grey, and dreary...out of the mist as we drove closer I could clearly see the figure of the lone soldier...head bowed in respect as if the man was tired...

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  • 14. Centenary Commemoration of WW I

    My mum's great uncles, Frank and Wilfred, grew up in Woolwich, London but when they were teenagers emigrated to Australia for a new life. They started work on a farm in the state of Victoria. Then...

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  • 15. Rijselpoort - Lille Gate

    We entered Ieper through the Lille Gate, the only Gate that survived the War. It has now been preserved to its historic state after many reconstructions over the centuries. There used to be two...

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  • 16. Court of Justice

    Another beautiful (Flemish style) building at the Grote Markt in Ieper is the Court House. It is located at the other side of the Grote Markt, so if you are looking towards the Cloth Hall and the...

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  • 17. Remembrance & Celebrations

    By chance this 30/09/2009 (it was not announced by the tourist bureau) we assisted on the Grote Markt opposite the Lakenhallen at a military ceremony consisting of the handing-over of command at the...

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  • 18. City Hall Nieuwerck

    The Renaissance Nieuwerck, is located on the end of the Cloth Hall. This building was built in the 17th century and has two upper floor's, the upper one connect's to the upper floor of the gothic...

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  • 19. Reservoir Cemetery

    Ypres reservoir cemetery, the largest British cemetery within the walls (5 minutes walk from St Martin's Cathedral). At this Cemetery, 2614 soldiers coming from all over the Commonwealth territoy were...

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  • 20. Irish Cross

    Irish Cross - The Munster War Memorial In the shadow of St Martin's Cathedral you find this Munster War memorial. Coming from the Grote Markt, you can also reach this location by taking the gate...

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  • 21. Kasselrij Building

    The name was intriguing for me. I ignored what was a "Kasselrij" until I started writing this tip and found the info (for me the pleasure of writing tips is that I learn a lot about history). It was...

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  • 22. Visit the only vineyard on former trenches.

    Excellent trip for a party of winelovers. Filip, the winegrower, makes some superb products in an unusual location. On Holy ground. The vineyards are situated...

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  • 23. OUR LADY OF THUYNE ALTAR SCREEN

    If you visit St. Martin's Cathedral, make sure you find the side Altar of "Our Lady of Thuyne" where the beautiful altar screen is located. The screen depicts...

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  • 24. Seignory Building

    If you are in the big market in Ypres where you standing in the parking, head up, you'll find this roof above. Below were restaurants and some other...

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  • 25. Memorial Museum Passchendaele 1917

    The castle park is in the center of Zonnebeke you will find the Memorial Museum Passchendaele in 1917. The museum keeps the memory alive of the Battle of...

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  • zschachwitz's Profile Photo
    Feb 10, 2014 at 1:37 AM

    My great uncle, (Rifleman) Ernest Elgar Gordon Miles of the London Regiment (London Irish Rifles)died on the 12th June 1917, age 17, and is buried in Chester Farm Cemetery. He also has a memorial plaque in Holy Trinity Church, Sloane Square, London.
    I have comforted by having seen both the grave and the church memorial.

    • breughel's Profile Photo
      Feb 11, 2014 at 3:14 AM

      Thank you Keith for your contribution.
      Chester Farm Cemetery is located 5 kilometers south of Ieper town centre, on the Vaartstraat, a road leading from the Rijselseweg (N365) connecting Ieper to Armentieres.
      There are 420 Commonwealth servicemen buried or commemorated in this cemetery. Seven of the burials are unidentified.
      As soon as VT will have opened a new tip group "Centenary commemoration of WW I" it will be appreciated to post your comment in that new "Things to do" group.

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The essence of "things to do" in Ieper is related to World  War I and the remembrance of the 500 thousand victims when Ieper/Ypres was the centre of intense and sustained battles...

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