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Menin Gate, Ieper (Ypres), Belgium
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Were able to attend both ceremonies at 10 a.m.and 8 p.m. on Armistice Day so was moving to commemorate the events of 1918 with so many from many countries.

Thank Lord E
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No visit to Menim Gate would be complete without a visit to see the last post. Get there early to get a good space. Very humbling.

Thank karenbX6447OZ
Reviewed yesterday

Spent a very special and poignant time at the Menin Gate during Remembrance Sunday (Armistice 100) ypres weekend pilgrimage. Truly humbling experience on this day but not accessible due to the dpecial service going on for remembrance sunday 11/11/2018. Other times it is accessible to...More

Thank crazylibrarian
Reviewed yesterday

I wasn't born before either of the great wars but had relative who fought died and survived them, there are many places to visit to pay your respect to these brave heroes known or unknown . A must on anyone's bucket list.

Thank Foundoutabout
Reviewed yesterday

A very moving experience, bu for best view make due you stand at opposite end to town centre entrance. The crowds were so big that anyone other than in front rows saw nothing. However being there was the important thing and using the next day...More

Thank Martin D
Reviewed yesterday

It was a privilege to be part of this ceremony on such a significant day: 11/11/18. The whole experience was amazing such a once in a lifetime experience. I have been many times before but this was truly something else. It is well worth a...More

Thank CEEJevents
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Thank you, one of the highlights of our visit to Flanders for the WWI centenary. An extremely moving experience, I cannot wait to return to pay my respects.

Thank jasonk551
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

To visit Ypres and not to attend the daily ceremony would be a shame. Very haunting & moving. To realise that all the names carved into the gate have no known grave is simply staggering.

Thank Harleybloke
Reviewed 4 days ago

My husband and daughter, both history teachers with a passion for educating students about WW1 have attended this service in previous years when they have bought students from their respective schools touring the Western Front. This was my turn. We stayed in Ypres for 4...More

Thank TheGlassHouse
Reviewed 4 days ago

A very moving ceremony but was very crowded. Arrive very early for a good view. Parking available in the town centre and fairly cheap.

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Response from Bill M | Reviewed this property |
No tickets required Totally free
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20 October 2015|
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Response from vannieuwenhuyse | Reviewed this property |
The ceremony lasts about 10 minutes (on a normal day) but the walk to the station takes approx 20 min. You can not be at the station before 20.30. I live in Ieper. Have a drink in town before you take the train.
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13 July 2015|
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Response from Andrew Y | Reviewed this property |
As the Poles regained Ypres the Last Post began again, despite heavy fighting. It's a fascinating and moving story I highly recommend that you have a look at the available information.
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