Flanders Points of Interest and Places to Visit


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Ghent City Center

Ghent is Belgium’s best-kept secret, a cosmopolitan university city of imposing churches, top-quality museums and some of the most beautiful medieval ...  Read more

Menin Gate Memorial

4.5 star rating: Recommended 30 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

Gravensteen Castle

4 star rating: Recommended 2018 Reviews

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

In Flanders Field Museum

4 star rating: Recommended 24 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

4 star rating: Recommended 12 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

4 star rating: Recommended 10 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

Trench of Death

4 star rating: Recommended 8 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

Vladslo German War Cemetery

4 star rating: Recommended 8 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

St. Bavo Cathedral (Sint-Baafskathedraal)

4 star rating: Recommended 2126 Reviews

Fronted by a Romanesque, baroque and Gothic facade, Ghent’s cavernous cathedral serves as a repository for a valuable collection of art treasures, including ...  Read more

Hill 60

3.5 star rating: Worth doing 7 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

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

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

Memorial Museum Passchendaele 1917

The Battle of Passchendaele in summer and fall 1917 was one of the bloodiest and most futile of World War I; in just over 100 days more than half a million ...  Read more

Belfry and Lakenhalle (Bell Tower and Cloth Hall)

Book-ending the square of Botermarkt with St Bavo’s Cathedral, the ornate UNESCO-listed Belfry and the Cloth Hall at its feet stand testament to the great ...  Read more

Graslei and Korenlei

The medieval quays of Graslei and Korenlei face each other across the canalized River Leie and originally formed part of Tusschen Brugghen, the city’s ...  Read more

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