Surroundings

The historical town of Ieper is one of the most important attractions in this corner of Belgium. Almost completely demolished during World War 1, it was rebuilt in the original medieval style.

Eye catcher is the Market Square, where the gothic Cloth Hall is only one of the amazing buildings. In here you will find the amazing interactive “In Flanders Fields Museum” where you will learn a lot about the Great War.

Also visit the St Martens Cathedral, where you’ll not only find a lot of artifacts like sculptures and paintings, but also remarkable graves.

Walk on the Menin Gate, which carries the names of 55.000 missing soldiers from WW 1, and where the “Last Post” is sounded every night at 8pm, as a sign of gratitude and respect.

And this is only in the town! As a reminder of the Great War in our land, you can visit the numerous monuments, memorials, cemeteries and original trenches around the town of Ieper, well – worth your visit.

Since the middle ages, Ieper has been surrounded by ramparts, which take you all around the inner city. Fishing and rowing is a pleasure in these waters. Ieper is also the perfect base for visiting the Somme.

Last but not least, quite a number of beautiful shops and cosy terraces are awaiting you in Ieper. Only a short drive from the town lies the amusements park “Bellewaerde”, where nature and amazing fairground attractions go hand in hand. Pleasure for the whole family.

As you can see, there is a lot to visit and see in Ieper and the surrounding, we would like to refer you to www.toerismeieper.be