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“every night” (228 reviews)
“moving tribute” (51 reviews)
“fire brigade” (55 reviews)
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Menin Gate, Ieper (Ypres), Belgium
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"every night"
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"their lives"
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Reviewed 3 days ago

100 years on from the senseless carnage and still every night this moving ceremony gives tribute to the fallen. Raw emotion and deafening silence.

Thank Glenn H
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This is a beautiful town but at a cost of so many lives in the great war, so it is fitting and welcomed that local men continue this moving tradition of playing the last post every day.

Thank John C
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Very moving ceremony, the silence observed and the respect given to the fallen is tremendous. I would say that this is a must do if you are near or passing Ypres at anytime.

Thank Shaun C
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Visited with my wife's family to see a great grandfather's name in the gate. Beautiful ans touching service at 8pm. The gate was full of people who very respectfully paid tribute to the enormous sacrifice so many people had made now 100 years ago. Its...More

Thank jimmer2017
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Commemorated every night of the year at 2000hrs by the local Fire Brigade it is a must for every visitot to this area.

Thank jamesW W
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Every night at 8pm without fail. Spend some time looking round the memorial then get a good spot for the service. Conducted by the fire brigade it is not a long service, but is none the less moving.

Thank Andy B
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The ceremony is a moving tribute by the citizens of Ypres (Iepers) to the hundreds of thousands of British and Commonwealth soldiers who died fighting for Belgium's freedom in WW1. Since it usually attracts a large crowd we arrived about an hour early to secure...More

Thank DBishop0706
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A straightforward, no-frills commemoration that is nonetheless quite moving. The arch captures the sound of the trumpets in a way that really adds to the event. Definitely be there at least half an hour early, as it gets very crowded and you're likely to not...More

Thank FoxWynne
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This nightly ceremony dates back to 1928, and is a grand tradition. The service takes about 10 minutes, and is normally well attended. While the service starts at 8pm, the audience starts to gather about an hour earlier. You can also arrange to lay a...More

Thank TWal1
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is well worth attending especially if you have any military history in your background. Make sure you get there up to an hour beforehand. It becomes very busy very quickly

Thank JudyandBillG
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Atherfield
March 8, 2016|
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Response from Andrew Y | Reviewed this property |
No.its free but be respectful. No applause and remain silent when the buglers are playing.
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Carole T
October 20, 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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Darrennchris
July 13, 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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