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Passchendaele

Passchendaele is located in the "Westhoek", one of the last large open green spaces in Flanders.

It's the best region to enjoy the great outdoors with the many quiet walkroutes, marked cycle routes and green areas.

Toerisme Westhoek

  • the castle park with its fish pond in Zonnebeke
  • the public forest "Polygon Wood" in Zonnebeke
  • provincial recreation area "De Palingbeek" in Zillebeke
  • the West Flanders hills, the Kemmelberg, Red Mountain, Black Mountain

Very typical are the very numerous remains of World War I. In the open area between the farmland you will find many memories of this war:

  • the largest English military cemetary in the mainland "Tyne Cot Cemetery" in Passchendaele. You can see this cemetery out the window of our apartment !
  • Memorial Museum Passchendaele 1917 at Zonnebeke (Located within walking distance of our apartment).
  • the German military cemetery in Langemark
  • the Belgian military cemetery in Houthulst
  • the French military cemetery in Ypres

Ypres

  • Flanders Fieldsmuseum
  • The daily Last Post at Menin Gate at 20pm
  • Hill 60 and Hill 62
  • Ypres Ballooning offers battlefield balloon tours. From the air you can still see a lot of remains of the war.

Ypres Last post Ypres Ballooning

 

Nearby

Poperinge 

  • Poperinge Town hall, with death row and execution pole
  • Talbot House
     

Diksmuide

  • Iron Tower
  • Death Gang
     

Passchendaele

The Cheese Museum Passchendaele is worth a visit.

But for the kids, there will be lots of fun at :

Bellewaerde Park 

Ypres and the surrounding area offers a variety for the recreative cyclist. At "Zonnebeke Bikes" you can rent good bikes to discover the environment at your own speed.

Zonnebeke bikes

 
You see, something for everyone!

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