Things to see and do - Ypres
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Ypres Travel guide
Ypres : Michelin's recommendations
In the 13C, Ypres was one of the most powerful towns in Flanders, together with Bruges and Ghent. It was almost completely destroyed during the First World War, then rebuilt in the Neo-Gothic style. The Flanders Language Valley lies on the town's outskirts and groups together companies specialised in speech synthesis technology.
Tourist attractions Ypres : Things to see and do
J. Coomansstraat B - 8900 Ieper
Opened in 1998, this innovatively-designed museum provides a captivating history of the First World War using audio-visual techniques, and has over 3 000 accounts of the experiences of individuals (soldiers, nurses, refugees, children etc) of over 50..
Grote-Markt B - 8900 Ieper
The long rectangular cloth halls, surrounding two narrow courtyards, were completed in 1304, then rebuilt in sandstone in the original style after First World War destruction. Seen from the Grand-Place Albert 1, their 133m-long façade is broken by a ..
A. Vandenpeereboompl. B - 8900 Ieper
The cathedral was destroyed during the war, then rebuilt in its original style (13C-15C). Inside, note the 16C polyptych Passion scenes (Holy Sacrament chapel) and 17C alabaster statues crowning the baptistery chapel railings.
Sint - Jacobsstraat 28 B - 8900 Ypres
Albion Hotel, a family-run hotel in the centre of Ieper, is 350 metres from the Menin Gate. It features free high-speed WiFi, an intimate bar and packed lunch services. All of the rooms at Albion have a flat-screen TV, work desk and tea and coffee m..
Sint Jacobsstraat 15 B - 8900 IEPER
Hotel Novotel Ieper center is one of the hotels in Ieper located in the old town near the Menin Gate and the In Flanders Fields museum. This three-star hotel offers 116 comfortable rooms and 6 luxury rooms. Nearby cities such as Ghent, Bruges and Lil..
Grote Markt 2 B - 8900 Ypres
Located directly on the Grote Markt in Ieper, the Gasthof 't Zweerd is less than 100 metres from the Cloth Hall. It features a gourmet restaurant and a bar. WiFi is free. Each room at the Zweerd includes a TV and radio. They all come with a private ..
Sint-Jacobsstraat 15 B - 8900 Ieper
Surmont de Volsbergestraat 12 B - 8900 Ieper
Vilhjalmur Sigurdarson's country cooking goes back to the basics. He creates subtle recipes using a few choice ingredients, which he masterfully showcases in simple cooking that both surprises and convinces. A tasty reminder of the region's flavours ..
Tempelstraat 6 B - 8900 Ieper
This small modern bistro specialises in Ypres delicacies (tapjesvlees, perch in Ypres cider and tiramisu with toasted Ypres bread). The onus is more on taste and flavour rather than fussy presentations, in a bid to showcase the produce of western Fla..
Slachthuisstraat 58 B - 8900 Ieper
Veurnseweg 532 B - 8906 Elverdinge
Elverdinge is a byword for gastronomic delight among fine food lovers. Apparently classical, the menu nonetheless retains a few surprises and is steeped in hidden refinement. A host of tiny details abound, including the exquisite appetisers served wi..
Eiland 2 B - 8900 Ieper
This establishment is exceptionally located on an island by a former defensive outpost built by the Spanish around 1640. A decidedly holiday feel depicts this bistro with its delicious brasserie cuisine, a waterside terrace, as well as beaches and wa..