Flanders

Flanders Attractions

Ypres

4.5 star rating: Recommended 170 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

Despite the traditional charms of historic Ypres (or Ieper, in Dutch), the Flemish town remains inextricably linked to its harrowing past, as the site of some of WWI’s most notorious battlefields. ...  Read more

Royal Museum of Fine Arts

Famed for housing one of the world’s largest collections of works by local icon Rubens, along with an impressive selection of Flemish artists, Antwerp’s Royal Museum of Fine Arts is one of the ...  Read more

Menin Gate Memorial

4.5 star rating: Recommended 10 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

The Menin Gate Memorial in Ypres, Belgium is one of four Commonwealth memorials honoring missing soldiers of World War I. The remains of over 90,000 soldiers who fought in the Ypres Salient area ...  Read more

Vladslo German War Cemetery

4.5 star rating: Recommended 3 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

The Vladslo German War Cemetery is a burial ground located near the village of Vladslo, Belgium, which is about 16 miles north of Ypres and 25 miles southwest of Brugge. By the end of World War I, ...  Read more

St Bavo Cathedral (Sint-Baafskathedraal)

4 star rating: Recommended 1202 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

Originating from a chapel built back in 942 for Saint Jean-Baptiste, Ghent’s standout attraction is the historic St Bavo Cathedral (Sint-Baafskathedraal), notable as the location of Emperor ...  Read more

In Flanders Field Museum

4 star rating: Recommended 9 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

The In Flanders Field Museum is a World War I museum is located in a famous cloth hall in the center of Ypres, Belgium. The major theme of the museum is the consequences of war. Mirrors are used to ...  Read more

Tyne Cot Cemetery

4 star rating: Recommended 4 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

The Tyne Cot Cemetery, located near Zonnebeke, Belgium, is the largest Commonwealth military cemetery in the world. It contains the graves of nearly 12,000 soldiers who died between October 1914 and ...  Read more

Trench of Death

4 star rating: Recommended 2 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

The Trench of Death was one of the most dangerous locations of Belgian troops on the Western Front during World War I. It is a half-mile long network of revetments, saps and dug-outs near Diksmuide ...  Read more

Hill 60

3 star rating: Worth doing 5 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

Hill 60 was a World War I battlefield in the Ypres Salent battlegrounds of Flanders named for its height at 60 meters (197 feet) above sea level. It was the site of intense fighting between British ...  Read more

Gravensteen Castle

Built by the Count of Flanders in the late 12th century, the dramatic Gravensteen Castle or ‘Castle of the Counts' still looms over the center of Ghent and remains one of Belgium’s most important ...  Read more

Mode Museum

Ever since the now-iconic ‘Antwerp Six’ (Walter Van Beirendonck, Dries van Noten, Dirk van Saene, Dirk Bikkembergs, Marina Yee, Ann Demeulemeester and Martin Margiela) took the international ...  Read more

Rubenshuis

The former home and studio of Antwerp’s prodigal painter, Pieter Paul Rubens, the Rubenshuis is now one of the city’s principal attractions, offering an unbeatable showcase of the life and works of ...  Read more

Yser Tower (IJzertoren)

Tours & Tickets

Yser Tower is a memorial honoring the Flemish soldiers who died during World War I. It is the tallest peace monument in Europe and houses a museum and a chapel. At the start of the war, King Albert ...  Read more

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