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“A nice feel to it” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Market Square

Market Square
Grote Markt, Ieper (Ypres), Belgium
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Yorkshire
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“A nice feel to it”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014 via mobile

Spent 2 nights in Ypres 29/30April and our hotel looked out onto the main square.Lovely buildings mixed in with lots of restaurants and the cloth hall which houses the Flanders Fields museum.Some nice food,culture, strong beers and the Menin Gate. Go and remember the 100th anniversary of WW1 this year.

Visited April 2014
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Dilbeek, Belgium
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“Pleasant place”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

Amazing to imagine that this cloth hall was half destroyed after WW1. If you are ready to inc=vest 2 hours of your time, go and visit the Flanders battle fields museum.
Don't forget the last post at 8pm at the Menin gate

Visited January 2014
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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“Fantastic Square”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

From the Cloth Hall to the to the resturants, bars and the waffle and Ice Cream house the Grote Markt is wonderfull. To say the whole place was destroyed in the first workld war it has been lovingly rebuilt as it was. Its worth a visit any time of day. Lovely in the sunshine lively at night.

There are many restaurants around and bars. The walk to the Menin Gate is short and interesting. A must visit.

Beware a start of the Tour d'France starts from here in July and I will be busy in August for the memorial of the start of the first world war

Visited April 2014
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Galway, Ireland
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“Picture Perfect”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

A large square in the middle of Ypres dominated by the Cloth Hall, incorporating 'In Flanders Field' museum, this is a great starting point for any visit to the local region. Restaurants surround the square, and the scene is a photographers dream.

Visited April 2014
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Hythe, United Kingdom
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“Beautiful Flemish Market Square”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

When you consider that all of Ypres was completely flatten during the World Wars it is an amazing living memorial to the past and the skill of all who rebuilt it. A great place just to sit and have a coffee and watch life go on.

Visited April 2014
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