IMPORTANT: Corona update: We are going back OPEN! On Wednesday 10/06 at 10am. For museum visits please reserve in advance via email@example.com or 057468446 It is not necessary to make a reservation for the theme café. Everyone can visit with confidence, respecting the rules of safety and hygiene. Many greats Ilse and Niek
Discover the last witness of the Great War; mine craters, trenches, pillboxes, etc... with the free walking-app you can discover all the war relics around the museum. Available on Google play or Apple store. A must visit!
NEW Camper point behind Hooge Crater museum. Space for 8 campers with garden. All amenities, electricity, service point, WIFI, etc.
Beautiful view of Ypres! 16 euros / night
The Ypres Salient: 'The landscape now as a witness of then'.
During 'The Great war' the Ypres Salient was the longest unchanged frontline in Flanders. Consequently it was one of the most dreaded battlefields of the Western Front. More than 50 nationalities were involved in the 4 years lasting trench war near Ypres.
The last witness
One hundred years after the great cataclysm, the landscape is the last witness of the conflict. Rightly so the In Flanders Fields Museum focuses on the landscape of the ypres Salient. From the belfrey-tower the visitor can now enjoy a splendid view of the area.
The Ypres Salient today: one visitors centre, three entry points with various walking routes, two cycling tours, one car route.
A film with historical material ( films, areal photography, documents and witnesses) at each entry point, introduces the historical events from the point of view of the landscape today and puts the visitor on his way to explore the several eyecatchers along the route (walking and cycling routes).
At Hooge Crater Museum & theme café Menin Road
World War 1?
A comprehensive and instructive museum opposite Hooge Crater Cemetery.
The originating of the front and events in the centre of the salient.
The château parks in the Ypres Salient: before the war the area was dotted with dozens of summer cottages, small and huge châteaus, often surrounded with superb parks. Almost all of them were destroyed during the war. The remnants still visible today are interpreted via an interactive 'multi-touch device' offering information about the parks before the war, during their destruction, and after the war.