Poorthuis

Diksmuidsestraat 26, Ypres, West Flanders, 8900, Belgium | 3 star villa
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This 3 star villa, located on Diksmuidsestraat 26, Ypres, is near In Flanders Fields Museum, Flanders Battlefield Tours, and Over The Top Tours.
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    Travel Blogs from Ypres

    Traveling woes

    A travel blog entry by kimjasiak on Aug 29, 2014

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    ... slow motion and nothing you can do to help. There are these poles in the middle of the trail to prevent cars from driving on the trails and someone ran smack into it and flipped over the bike. She ended up being fine other than a cut chin and a big fright. Glad I brought the spray I was given to for my knee so I can be of a bit of help. She was a trooper and got back on and we continued the ride. Had nice conversation with fellow bikers as we traveled through this nice town. ...

    "He is not missing. He is here."

    A travel blog entry by pyoung on Aug 28, 2014

    6 comments, 12 photos

    ... magic in the all-too-brief Christmas truce.

    The most personal experience of all came close to the museum's exit. I logged into one final computer and found screen after screen of fallen men who shared my surname. Could some of them have been distant British or Canadian relatives, lost on a broken branch of my family tree? Could my life have been different if they had lived?


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    Sites of Battle of Ypres an Hill 62

    A travel blog entry by yake on Jul 10, 2014

    4 comments, 5 photos

    ... shrapnel in a farmers field next to hill. After touring the museum we had dinner in a fantastic Belgian restaurant - I had a Flemish stew that was amazing and Josh had steak and oysters. We finished out the day taking in the ceremony at Menin Gate. Josh and the SFDCI students had an opportunity to take part in the ceremony. The students laid a wreath in honour of the fallen. Unfortunately, I couldn't see a ...

    The western front

    A travel blog entry by kerri.hobman on May 11, 2014

    ... battlefields out of the city as even though many of the nz important sites are around here I felt quite happy with what I had seen and I had done what I had come here to do. as the weather settled for a short while in the afternoon I visited one small cemetary in ypres an here there was 14 nz soldiers buried and 8 of them were from the maori battalion. this was a very special part of my holiday and I feel so privelaged to have had the oppurtunity


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    The Last Post?

    A travel blog entry by alicebeetle on Mar 27, 2014

    36 photos

    ... indeed...

    One of the major events here is the nightly ceremony at the Menin Gate where they play the Last Post and lay wreaths, so we headed off with the crowds for that. It is an extraordinarily sobering experience as one stands and all around you are the carved names of those who died but have no known grave.

    The Last Post by itself has the power to move me, although tonight we were surrounded by throngs of young teens who were ...