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Day trip to Ypres and the World War I battlefields in Belgium

Day Trip to Ypres and World War I Battlefields in Belgium

See the best of Ypres and the World War I battlefields in Belgium with this day trip itinerary. - Tyne Co, Essex Farm war cemetery, trenches, Yser tower and

Ypres, Belgium.  The Flanders Fields Museum.  Were were here on Remembrance Day 2011 for the ceremony at the Menin Gate.

Flanders Fields Museum - loved this museum and this town - Ypres, Belgium

Ypres is just a small town, not nearly as famous as tourist attractions like Brussels, Antwerp or Gent and Bruges. Ypres is mostly known for WOI which didn't excite me very much at the beginning. I mean, who wants to be confronted with a violent past and death and war? When I researched a little bit more, I learned Ypres has many more things to offer. read my 7 tips to discover historic Ypres and you'll know why you have to go to this small town in Belgium.

Tips to Discover Historic Ypres in Belgium

The city Ypres is know for it's fierce battles during WWI but it has much more to offer. I give you 7 tips to discover historic Ypres.

Menin Gate, Ypres: to see so many names of those who lost their lives is a humbling experience, to have the honour of playing here is an experience I cherish and one I will never forget.

It was amazing and sad to see the Last Post ceremony that happens here every single night. Was amazing that 3 of my friends on the trip with me were given the opportunity to lay a wreath in the ceremony on behalf of our school and town.

WW1 trenches at Hill 62 and Sanctuary Wood Battle of Ypres taking place in Belgium

trenches at Hill 62 and Sanctuary Wood Battle of Ypres, Belgium. An amazing sight to see such well preserved trenches.

Magic tap fountain in the town of Ypres, Belgium.

Magic Tap Fountains Around The World You probably saw one of these fountains like floating in the midair water taps cut off the pipe. Did you know that such magic tap fountain (whichever one of them) is not unique?

Tyne Cot Cemetery

A very moving place to visit. So many men killed in such a short space of time.

Bunkers adjacent to Essex Farm Cemetery, Ypres, Belgium.    It was here that Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae, serving as a doctor in this dressing station, wrote "In Flanders Field".

Bunkers adjacent to Essex Farm Cemetery, Ypres, Belgium. It was here that Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae, serving as a doctor in this dressing station, wrote "In Flanders Field".

First World War battlefields of Ypres and the Somme - Tyne Cot. You don't truly understand how massive this cemetery is until you see it from the air..wow.

First World War Commonwealth Grave, Tyne Cot, near Ypres.

The impressive Brooding Soldier, a Canadian monument to the first Gas attack, Ypres battlefield, Belgium.

The impressive Brooding Soldier, a Canadian monument to the first Gas attack, visited on Over The Top Tours Ypres battlefield tour.

Ieper (Ypres), Belgium.

Enlightened tower of the large cloth hall of Ypres, Belgium

One day in Ypres

How to spend one day in Ypres (Ieper

If Belgium is on your travel list and you haven’t considered making a stop in Ypres (also know as Ieper) you’re doing yourself a massive disservice.

Hill 62, WW1, Near Ypres, Belgium

Sanctuary Wood Museum, Ypres a trench that had been restored.

The In Flanders Fields Museum in the reconstructed Cloth Hall in Ypres, Belgium, is a must visit for any museum fan or World War 1 historian. (via thetravellingmom.ca)

Visiting In Flanders Fields Museum, Ypres

The In Flanders Fields Museum in the reconstructed Cloth Hall in Ypres, Belgium, is a must visit for any museum fan or World War 1 historian.

Original WW1 Trenches Sanctuary Wood, Ypres, it's a really strange feeling to walk inside of them. Makes you really think about what all those soldiers had to go trough. Especially when if the belgian weather strikes again #WW1

Original Trenches Sanctuary Wood, Ypres, it's a really strange feeling to walk inside of them. Makes you really think about what all those soldiers had to go trough. Especially when if the belgian weather strikes again History and WWI

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