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Update Corona

Compulsory Governmental Measures


In order to stop the spread of coronavirus,  from Tue 20/10/2020 both the theme-café and the museum will be temporarily closed.


With this (unfortunate) message we would like to thank all our good customers in advance for re-booking (their groups) once we are open again.


It will be a difficult time for everyone in the sector.


We appreciate your understanding, enthusiasm for Hooge Crater Museum and for your continued support after this closing period.


With our sincere thanks and best wishes for your health,


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Also this year we received the special recognition from Tripadvisor; "The BEST of the BEST".

We are extremely proud that we have been the best private museum in our category for 10 years.

And this also thanks to the many visitors who leave a review on Tripadvisor.

Also impressed by our museum, and haven't you left a review yet? You are doing us a great favor to do so.

Thank you!

Many proud greetings, Ilse and Niek

Hooge-Boys on Youtube

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The videos of Hooge-Boys can now be seen on our Youtube Channel!

All teachers can use these films for free for the classroom or for the online lessons.

Please follow our Youtube Channel of Hooge Crater museum


Also follow us on Fecebook for the new videos!

We hope we see you all back after this corona crisis.

Stay safe and many regards, Niek, Ilse, Louis & Arthur


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IMPORTANT: Corona update: We are going back OPEN! On Wednesday 10/06 at 10am. For museum visits please reserve in advance via info@hoogecrater.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


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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!


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In the new wing of the museum one can watch an original film shot in 1917 at Hooge and the Menin Road.

Don't miss this chance to visit our new exhibition: 'From Hooge to Hell'!.


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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


Visitors Centre :

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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).

Entry Point South

See www.2014-18.com for more information.

Entry Point Easth

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.

Entry Point North

See www.2014-18.com for more information.

Combi-ticket for groups

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For groups of more than 20 people a combi-ticket is now available offering a lot of facilities.

  • Museum ticket
  • One consumption
  • Double ploughman's lunch (cheese, ham or pâté with fresh vegetables)

All this for the price of 11 Euro pp!