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  • 1 In Flanders Fields Museum Recommended Recommended

    Museums and art

    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..

  • 2 Halles aux draps Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    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 ..

  • 3 Bellewaerde Park

    Industrial tourism and theme park

    Zillebeke 497 B - 8900 Ieper

    This park enables visitors to stroll amid antelopes, ostriches, stags, llamas and zebras. The tram-safari crosses a lion and tiger enclosure. A show is given by an elephant. Enjoy an African landscape after passing by boat beneath a magical waterfall..

  • 4 Knight Templars' House (Tempeliershuis)

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Rijselsestraat, B - 8900 Ieper

    In Rijselsestraat is the fineKnight Templars' House, the origins of which date back to the 13C.

  • 5 The Menin Gate

    Archaeological and historical sites

    Meensestraat B - 8900 Ieper

    The walls of the Menin Gate Memorial bear the names of 54 896 British and Commonwealth servicemen who died during battles prior to 16 August 1917. Fire Brigade buglers play the " Last Post" every evening at 8pm.

  • 6 Cathédrale St-Martin

    Religious buildings

    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.

  • 7 St-George's Mémorial Church

    Religious buildings

    Elverdingsestraat B - 8900 Ieper

    This Anglican church (1929) commemorates the British servicemen who died during both world wars. Furnishings were provided thanks to generous donors from Great Britain and the Commonwealth.

  • 8 Belle Godshuis Museum

    Museums and art

    Rijselsestraat B - 8900 Ieper

    This museum, housed in the Belle Hospice chapel, contains antique furniture, silver and goldwork, priests habits, paintings or other works of art. Note the Virgin and Donors (1420) a fine composition on a gold background.

  • 9 Tyne Cot Military Cemetery

    Archaeological and historical sites

    N332 B - 8900 Ieper

    This British cemetery is the largest in the region. Its 11 856 white tombstones stand on a lawn with flower beds, arranged around the tall "Cross of Sacrifice". The semicircular wall enclosing the cemetery bears the names of almost 35 000 s..

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