Ypres

Ypres has a lot to offer !

Motivation

Ypres has a lot to offer !

The city has nearly 35,000 inhabitants and is the sixth largest city in West Flanders.

The city is best known for his war history such as the Menin Gate.

But the city has much more to offer. So has Ypres its own cultural center and an urban infrastructure (swimming pool, squash court, fight gyms,…)

Specialties of the city include the Ypres Rusk, Cats Claw, the Cockerulle Cake and Terrine of Dogfish.

The most famous events are The Cat Parade, Ypres Rally and Musical Tuesdays.

You can not only do events, but also museums such as In Flanders Fields Museum.

When you are visiting the city, you must visit the many shops.

But the history of the city is very interesting.

Furthermore, you can also even have a wonderful view from St. James.

That is one of the many sights.The people are very friendly and welcome you with open arms.

Ypres is certainly a visit worth.


  • The Menin Gate


The Menin Gate is a memorial in the Belgian town of Ypres.The gate was built in 1927 by the British on the east side of the city, in memory of the approximately 54,900 British soldiers who died in the First World War and no longer be identified or recovered were. The name refers to the city of Menen, a city where one can go from Ypres center through the Menin Gate. The port is one of the memorials to the missing of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission. The gate was designed by Reginald Blomfield and has the shape of a Roman triumphal arch.All UK were missing because the Menin Gate proved to be too small fell from August 16, 1917 listed on the Tyne Cot Memorial. If date of separation between these two groups the night of the Battle of Langemarck was taken. Since 1929 each evening, stroke eight hours by a group of buglers of the Urban Fire played the Last Post because we remember how they fought for us. I find this a very good activity because you even dwell on what happened 100 years ago and because it is impressive to see all those names. You do not have to pay anything for this activity.
  • Bellewaerde

Bellewaerde is an amusement and animal park at Ypres, located in the Belgian province of West Flanders. The park is currently owned by the French Compagnie des Alpes, where part of the Walibi Parks section. Bellewaerde has 54 acres of land and is especially famous for its many animals and attention to theming. The mascot of the park is a lion dressed as a king, simply called King Lion. The park wasoriginally started as a zoo and safari park. The park opened for adults and bird park, where they could watch exotic birds, and children Kabouterland (Land of Dwarves ) with mechanical dolls. In 1971 the name changed again, this time to Bellewaerde Park. The safari was further expanded in 1972 with a train that drove through the new lion house. Furthermore, this responding quickly followed an expansion of the zoo and came since 1974 Bengal tigers, giraffes, antelopes, flamingos, wildebeest and other exotic animals at.The entrance fee is 30 euros for adults and for children it is 26 euros.It seems fun to do. It is very relaxing and you see a lot of animals. This is an appropriate activity for children.