Ieper Things to Do

  • Flanders Field Museum
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  • Belfry of Ieper and tower of the cathedral.
    Belfry of Ieper and tower of the...
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  • Cloth Hall at sunset.
    Cloth Hall at sunset.
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Most Viewed Things to Do in Ieper

  • 1. Menin Gate

    We walked up to and through the archway, reading as we went some of the names of 55,000 British soldiers who died in uniform but have no known graves. As we did so we visulised and heard the scene...

  • 2. 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...

  • 3. Flanders Field Museum

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    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...

  • 4. Tyne Cot Cemetery

    The largest military cemetery in the world with 12,000 gravestones and the 35,000 names of soldiers whose remains were never found inscribed in the circling wll of the cemetery. Some graves looked...

  • 5. 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...

  • 6. 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...

  • 7. 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...

  • 8. 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...

  • 9. 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...

  • 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...

  • 11. 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...

  • 12. Centenary Commemoration of WW I

    When Empire forces passed through Ypres (Ieper) headed for the Western Front in WWI Australians were well represented. Indeed based on the populations of the various countries, Australia – despite its...

  • 13. 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...

  • 14. 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...

  • 15. 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...

  • 16. 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...

  • 17. 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...

  • 18. 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...

  • 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...

  • 20. 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...

  • 21. The Longest Hour: real life escape game in Ieper

    The door closes and you are locked. You (and your friends) have 1 hour to escape from a mysterious house by solving puzzles and mysteries. The Longest Hour in Ypres is the very first ‘real life escape...

  • 22. 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...

  • 23. Fountain on the main market

    Fountain above shows the Cloth Hall with it. It is one of the greatest fountains in this city. This fountain works normally till in the winter. But when its...

  • 24. Discover things during the walk

    Ypres is not only known for its history during world war, is also known for its walking route around the fortress. Sunday if the weather is nice, this place is...

  • 25. A nice walk at Ypres fortress

    The Fortress is a beautifully preserved defensive line around Ypres. About half of the trail runs above the fortress. There are still many remnants of the 17th...

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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.