Ieper Things to Do

  • Belfry of Ieper and tower of the cathedral.
    Belfry of Ieper and tower of the...
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  • The Cloth Hall - Lakenhalle.
    The Cloth Hall - Lakenhalle.
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  • Cloth Hall at sunset.
    Cloth Hall at sunset.
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  • 1. Menin Gate

    The Menin Gate is by far the most prominent attraction in the city, with 54,000 names of missing Great War soldiers carved on its walls. Every evening at 8pm the war dead are remembered. Bugle players...

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  • 2. Flanders Field Museum

    I much recommend the special exhibition from 04.10.2014 till 04.01.2015 at the Cloth Hall, Royal Chamber: "The Battle of the IJzer and the First Battle of Ieper / Antony d’Ypres" Text from the IN...

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  • 3. St Martins Cathedral & Monastery

    It is difficult to imagine today that this cathedral which has a very beautiful aspect, was entirely rebuilt after the end of WW I. I was very impressed by the elegance and great dimensions of the...

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  • 4. Tyne Cot Cemetery

    If you have only time to visit one of the cemeteries around Ypres this is certainly the one I would advise. First, from the ridge on which is located the cemetery the visitor has an extended view on...

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  • 5. 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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  • 6. 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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  • 7. 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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  • 8. 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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  • 9. Cloth Hall - Lakenhalle

    The ground floor of the belfry was used to keep the charters and the treasury of the city as well as a meeting room for the municipal magistrates. The second floor was an armoury and a prison. The...

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  • 10. 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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  • 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...

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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

    After that the Belgian government had refused the passage of German troops through Belgium to France the German army invaded Belgium on the morning of 4 August 1914. This started for my grand father...

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  • 15. Rijselpoort - Lille Gate

    Part of the fortified belt around the town of Ypres, is situated southwest of the city center near the fortifications is the Ramparts Cemetery where (Lille Gate) located Restored gate that is part of...

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  • 16. 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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  • 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. 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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  • 19. 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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  • 20. 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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  • 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. Belgian Beer Bar - Hopperie

    Ypres is located in Belgium, the country of beer and chocolate. But it never had a Belgian Beer Bar. Some of the cafés on the market serve Belgian beers but...

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  • 23. Bellewaerde Park

    A day with the whole family full of fun, adventure and spectacular discoveries in an overwhelming nature. The park Ypres Belgium has unique theme park, fun for...

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  • 24. Hooge Crater Museum

    Private museum of the First World War. At the place where one of the fiercest battles of Ypres was fought, and right in front of the "Hooge Crater cemetery" is...

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  • 25. The Iron Tower ( Ijzer Toren )

    The tower is located in Diksmuide , West Flanders . The construction of the tower was started in 1928 , is considered a monument of peace On the outside, it...

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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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