We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Last Post ceremony

Menin Gate, Ieper (Ypres), Belgium
Website
Improve this listing
Type: Performances
94 visitor photos
Write a Review

927 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    798
    100
    26
    2
    1
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
Contributor
16 reviews 16 reviews
9 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

The day we tried to attend the Last Post ceremony, it was extremely crowded. You have to get there early to have a good view of the ceremony. We did stay after the crowd had thinned and were able to have a much better look of the memorial.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Melbourne
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

A great and very moving ceremony that has been performed here every night since WW1, except when the city was occupied during WW2. A sad reminder of how many lives were lost. Lest we forget.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Norwich, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
21 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

No visit to Ieper is complete without seeing the Menin Gate Memorial and attending the Last Post ceremony at 8pm. But even if you get there in good time there is no guarantee you will get a front 'seat' where you can actually see the buglers. There is too much pushing and shoving - not quite in keeping with the... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
England
Top Contributor
254 reviews 254 reviews
147 attraction reviews
302 helpful votes 302 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

We got here about 1.5 hours before the ceremony - necessary as the whole area was very crowded - the ceremony was moving, very special and memorable. Everyone stood in complete silence as the Last Post was played, the wreath laying took place in silence and you just felt very moved to be a part of it all. Did not... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Witney, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

A must do if on a visit to Ieper, but do arrive early if your taking photos get there before 7 pm and a warm coat or jacket is needed in the colder months, from most hotels its a 10-15 min walk , and will end by 8-40pm, but please don't miss it as we must never forget the guys... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Ghent, Belgium
Contributor
20 reviews 20 reviews
20 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

Very moving and very touching ceremony one must be very quiet while the Last Post is being played worth being there to watch the Ceremony being enacted at 8-pm every evening throughout the year come rain or shine even snow

Was this review helpful? Yes
Dallas, Texas
Contributor
20 reviews 20 reviews
15 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

The most moving experience I have had since the birth of my sons! The honor and dignity displayed here is amazing. Every time I attend the ceremony, quiet tears flow down my cheeks. I had no relative involved directly in the Great War, but I've "adopted" a young man with whom I share a surname: E.G. Wise of the Scots... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
barton le clay
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

Ever night is different , get there early expect to be shoved and pushed in the the ten minutes prior to start , sadly people can't respect the occasion by standing there and being moved by the ceremony , they choose to use I pads , smart phones to record the event , they miss much , ignore them and... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Derby, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

We arrived in Ypres a couple of hours before the ceremony, giving time for a beer and a snack. Was a little disappointed with the town square having a funfair and loud music and the town was packed, almost a carnival atmosphere, which seemed a little odd. Anyway, we strolled back to the Menin gate fifteen minuted before the ceremony,... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Abergele
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

Went with my daughter on the 16th August. Even though we were there in plenty of time, were at the back and could not see much. However the atmosphere was electric. I think most people had a tear in their eye. Everyone should visit it.

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Last Post ceremony also viewed

Ieper (Ypres), West Flanders Province
Ieper (Ypres), West Flanders Province
 
Ieper (Ypres), West Flanders Province
Ieper (Ypres), West Flanders Province
 

Been to Last Post ceremony? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Last Post ceremony, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.

Manage your listing