Places of interest
Site WO I
- City with a very rich
- the Cloth Hall
- the renovated Market Place
- St. Martin’s
George’s Memorial Church (= an Anglican church built in 1928 –29)
- the Menin Gate (the last Post is sounded every
evening at 8 p.m.)
- “In Flanders Fields Museum” (= a war museum for peace)
- A lot of rural roads are
perfectly suited for cycling. They have an approximate length of 45km such as
the Route of Peace, passing along so many cemeteries.
- De In Flanders Fields Route per auto (80 km) en kennis maken met een aantal belangrijke sites uit W.O. I
- An ideal day trip by car to
discover a number of important World War I sites and other regional highlights
is the “In Flanders Fields Route” that starts at Ieper and follows several
secondary roads (important stop at Essex Farm with the John McCrae shelter
outside Ieper on the way to Dixmude (Boezinge).
- a very attractive Theme Park close to Ypres (our neighbours)
- the second lake in the surroundings.
- The lake and Astrolab “Iris”.
- is a hilly country with a splendid panorama from the « Rode Berg » (Red Hill)
(cable-railway) to the church of Loker and largely to the North of France.
- The smallest town in
Belgium with its Irish « Tower of Peace ».
- “The City of the hop”. The
National Hop Museum, the Hopcountry. Circuit along a lot of Hop Gardens; the
famous Pub Games Tour and Talbot House (T. Clayton 1915).
- “The Butter Town”. A
lovely town, well-known for its specialities as butter, cheese and butter
cakes. The fascinating Great War history and the historical remembrances to it
: the Yzer Tower, the Trench of Death, the Town Centre and the typical
- a very charming city nearby the
Belgian coast (Belfry, Town Hall, nice Market Place, several references to
the Spanish period (architectural style in the centre). Bread Museum.
De Panne - Koksijde
- Sun, sea, sand in a cosy
and relaxing atmosphere. The Paul Delvaux museum of painting (St. Idesbald).