The Westhoek

Endless panoramas, gently rolling hills, open polders and breath-taking silence. Once a battlefield of the Great War, now a peaceful and truly authentic holiday destination. In the Westhoek you will discover tranquil villages, steeped in history. An ideal place for great walks and hours of cycling fun, with delightful inns and charming restaurants at the most idyllic spots, far away from the hustle and bustle of daily life. Just sit back and enjoy a stiff glass of picon, the tasty aperitif so typical of this border region, sandwiched between the French frontier and the North Sea coast. And wherever you go, you are guaranteed to get a warm Westhoek welcome. 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.

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