Flanders

Flanders Attractions

Ypres

4.5 star rating: Recommended 181 Reviews

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 ...  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 ...  Read more

St Bavo Cathedral (Sint-Baafskathedraal)

4 star rating: Recommended 1253 Reviews

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

Menin Gate Memorial

4 star rating: Recommended 11 Reviews

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 ...  Read more

In Flanders Field Museum

3.5 star rating: Worth doing 10 Reviews

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 ...  Read more

Tyne Cot Cemetery

3.5 star rating: Worth doing 6 Reviews

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 ...  Read more

Essex Farm Cemetery

3.5 star rating: Worth doing 5 Reviews

The Essex Farm Cemetery is a World War I burial site outside of Ypres, Belgium. There are 1,200 servicemen buried or commemorated here, including 103 ...  Read more

Vladslo German War Cemetery

3.5 star rating: Worth doing 4 Reviews

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 ...  Read more

Hill 60

3 star rating: Worth doing 5 Reviews

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 ...  Read more

Trench of Death

3 star rating: Worth doing 3 Reviews

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 ...  Read more

Yser Tower (IJzertoren)

1 star rating: I do not recommend this 1 Review

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 ...  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 ...  Read more

Hooge Crater Museum

The Hooge Crater Museum, outside of Ypres, has life-sized representations of war scenes on display to help visitors better understand the history of World War ...  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 ...  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 ...  Read more

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