Endless panoramic views, gently rolling hills, flat polders and a breath-taking silence. The landscape where the terrible battles of the Great War were once fought are now a calm and peaceful natural paradise with limitless pleasure. This green region, sandwiched between the French border and the North Sea coast, is dotted with numerous picturesque villages, where you can not only discover the sad history and the silent witnesses of the First World War, but also enjoy a bite to eat and a refreshing drink at one of the many charming restaurants and taverns, often located in the most idyllic settings. A joy for walkers and cyclists. Why not sample a Picon, the
delicious borderland aperitif? One thing is certain; wherever you go and whatever you do, you will always be welcomed with the same West Flanders friendliness.
From Bruges, various (day) trips are organized to the Westhoek.
Various day trips are organized from Bruges to the Westhoek.
CWGC Tyne Cot Cemetery is an impressive and subdued haven of tranquility situated in the erstwhile war landscape of WW I.
today: 20:00 - 20:25
The Last Post, traditionally the last salute to those who fell, is being played under the Menin Gate by the clarion players of the Last Post Association, every evening at 8 p.m.
The Battle of Passchendaele (also called the Third Battle of Ypres) is known for being one of the world's bloodiest battles.
today: 10:00 - 17:00 / 10:00 - 17:00
In the brand-new Yper Museum located in the majestic Ypres Cloth Hall, you will relive ten centuries of history in the Westhoek region, which is a story of setbacks and recoveries.
today: 10:00 - 17:00
Step into the wonderful world of Arthur Merghelynck, the eccentric nobleman who bought the castle at the end of the 19th century and restored it to its 17th century glory.
today: 09:30 - 12:30 / 13:30 - 17:30
This story started in 1886 when Jules Destrooper began production of biscuits.
The starting point for your voyage of discovery through the world of hops and beer in the Westhoek region.