• Vaibhav Pandey

Some Interesting Things To Do Around Ypres: [The Ultiamte Guide]

In this blog, I will discuss some interesting things to do around Ypres. Around a population of around 34,900 People, it does a job of creating a good atmosphere. Ypres is an awesome place to visit and will be worth your time. So keep reading this blog.

These Are Some Good Places We Will discuss In This Blog:

Place #1: Visit Menin Gate

Place #2: Tyne Cot Cemetery

Place #3: Hill 60

Place #4: Flanders Field U.S Cemetary

Place #5: Bellewaerde

Place #1- Visit Menin Gate:-

The first thing to do around Ypres is to visit Merlin Gate. It's a war memorial for the soldiers and without graves. The soldiers were killed during the first world war in Ypres. The Menin Gate is around 54,000 names written on its walls. This is an incredibly sizable amount comprehend not trying to imagine all were soldiers serving.

Place # 2 - Visit Tyne Cot Cemetery

The second thing to do around Ypres is to visit Tyne Cot Cemetery. It is the most important commonwealth war graves commission cemetery within the world. The resting place for over 11,000 servicemen during the primary war in Ypres.

  • 20 minutes drive from Ypres.

  • Please Allow 45 min - 1 hour.

  • 11,965 servicemen lay in rest here.

  • 8,369 of which are unnamed.

Place#3- Hill 60

In 1914 there's a man-made which was captured by the Germans. Later in time, this sector was taken by the British who began an underground war of mines and countermines. It's near the opposite famous World War I site hill 62. Hill 60 remains a lively cemetery as bodies are buried under the soft clay.

  • 20 minutes drive from Ypres.

  • 30-45 minutes to explore.

  • Uneven ground and steps.

Place #4- Flanders Field U.S Cemetary ( things to do around Ypres)

The Flanders Field U.S Cemetary is a very peaceful monument with complete burials of 368 and unknown burials of 43. It's filled with fantastic rituals over during a host of local cuisine. Visting this Cemetary will an interesting thing to do around Ypres. It will make your day.

  • 30-40 minutes drive from Ypres.

  • 30-50 minutes to go around

  • Total Burials- 368

  • Unknown- 43

Place #5- Bellewaerde

Bellewaerde is an amusement park within the west-flemish countryside at Zonnebeke near the Ypres. It had been established in 1954, on the grounds of the planet War I Battle of Bellewaarde. It was given a name after an old castle in its territory that also stands near the main entrance. Now, these are some good places or things you can do around Ypres.

Now, we will discuss:-

  • Local Delicacies

  • Restaurant Picks

  • Hottel Recommendation

Our Top Pick- De Ruyffelaer Ieper Restaurant

It is a very good restaurant offering delicious meals. Please do a booking before because the restaurant has less than 10 tables.

Our Top Budget Restaurant

If you are traveling on a budget and don't want to spend money on meals the restaurant that we believe is the best value for money. Offering a wide menu with a large portion size.

Local Delicacies

Must-Try Local Delicacies are

  • Asparagus, Flemish Style

  • Croquettes

  • Croque (Grilled Sandwich)

Local beer can be purchased with every bar and restaurant.

Hottel Recommendation

B&B Good Night Hotel. Located 15- minute walk to deep center. The B&B is a very peaceful residential area. The owner is a lovely lady who,s is very knowledgeable about the local area and its history. The rooms are very comfortable and a great location

Now Some Tips:-

  • Winters season is out of season

  • School holidays can be busy!

  • We recommend May as a good time to visit!

Ypres Market

  • Saturdays

  • Local Foods

  • Lots of food with hot foods.

  • Is all close up by 13:00.

So these were the things to do around Ypres. I hope you like the blog.

34 views0 comments