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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 peppered with numerous picturesque villages and attractive towns, where you can not only discover the sad history and 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 Westhoek friendliness.

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  • Various day trips are organized from Bruges to the Westhoek.
  • today: 10:00 - 18:00

    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
    today: 09:00 - 18:00 / 09:00 - 18:00

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

  • today: 10:00 - 18:00

    In the Yper Museum located in the majestic Ypres Cloth Hall, you will relive eleven centuries of history in the Westhoek region. An interactive and unique trail will show you the medieval metropolis in all its glory.

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