The Westhoek

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.

  • Last Post ceremony
    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.

  • Memorial Museum Passchendaele 1917

    The Battle of Passchendaele is acknowledged as one of the world’s most horrifying battlefields.

  • today: 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.

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