Weekend break: Ypres and surroundings
Ypres, the capital of Flanders Fields. Stroll along the medieval streets, the impressive Cloth Hall, the Market Square and the many restaurants and brown pubs. In addition, Ypres is the perfect base to discover more of the Westhoek: the Belgian coast, the green Heuvelland and the hops town Poperinge are nearby.
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Stroll through the medieval city or explore the hiking trails outside Ypres. Walking maps are waiting for you in the house.
Enjoy the Westhoek by (electric) bike and marvel at the beautiful landscapes. The cycling maps are waiting for you in the house.
Boutiques or well-known chains: on and around the Market Square you will find enough shops to keep you busy for a while.
Bellewaerde: a special mix of attraction and animal park, surrounded by greenery! Water rats have fun in the Aquapark.
Some must-visits during your city break in Ypres
Menin Gate & Last Post
An impressive memorial in memory of the fallen British soldiers. Every day at 8 pm, the Last Post pays tribute. A real goose-bump moment.
One of Europe’s largest civilian Gothic-style buildings. Once serving as a covered sales and storage place for cloth, the complex was rebuilt after its destruction during World War I.
St Martin’s Cathedral
Gothic cathedral from the time Ypres had a bishop. The church was rebuilt after World War I and is free to visit every day.
In Flanders Fields Museum
One of two museums in the Cloth Hall. The IFFM offers an immersive experience of frontline life during the First World War. A must-do during your weekend in Ypres!
Hooge Crater Museum
An absolute must-see with reconstructions of war scenes, an extensive collection of weapons, equipment and old photographs.
Passchendaele Museum in Zonnebeke
Discover the story of the Battle of Passchendaele: one of the most gruesome battles in which more than half a million people lost their lives in 100 days for barely 8 kilometres.
There is always something going on during your weekend break in Ypres. Discover all the events taking place during your stay here.