Things to see and do - Ypres
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Ypres Travel guide
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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.
Slachthuisstraat 58 B - 8900 Ypres
Ariane is a family-run hotel offering modern rooms including a buffet-style breakfast, a 7-minute walk from Ypres' historical centre with the Menin Gate and the In Flanders Fields Museum. This hotel is surrounded by gardens with a pond, a secluded te..
Sint Jacobsstraat 15 B - 8900 IEPER
Prix Prices from : 88 €
The Novotel Ieper Centrum Flanders Fields hotel is situated in the old town, a short walk from Menin Gate. Perfect for visiting the nearby cities of Ghent, Bruges and Lille, Ypres is a great location for business or leisure. The hotel features family..
D’Hondtstraat 4 B - 8900 Ypres
Prix Prices from : 69 €
Located right in Ypres' city centre, Hotel O Ieper is an environmentally-friendly hotel providing rooms with free WiFi next to Ypres' Market Square and the Cloth Hall, that hosts the In Flanders Fields Museum. Private parking is possible upon request..
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..
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 ..
Sint-Jacobsstraat 15 B - 8900 Ieper
Slachthuisstraat 58 B - 8900 Ieper
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..
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..