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“every night” (221 reviews)
“moving tribute” (50 reviews)
“fire brigade” (55 reviews)
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Menin Gate, Ieper (Ypres), Belgium
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"every night"
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"moving tribute"
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"fire brigade"
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"takes place"
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"large crowd"
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"school children"
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"arrive early"
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"emotional experience"
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"who lost their lives"
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"young people"
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"who gave their lives"
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"fitting tribute"
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"the menin gate memorial"
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Reviewed today

They have a service every night at 8.00pm (since 1919) and it is The Menin Gate service is always crowdedwith young and old so get there no later than 7.30pm. Obviously a moving experience when you see the thousands of names engraved on the walls

Thank Paul M
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Reviewed today

Very moving ceremony. What an amazing job the people of Belgium do keeping the memory of WW1 alive. On the night there were two Pipe bands and a Belgium brass band which made it extra special.

Thank jheesom
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Reviewed today

If you are visiting Ypres you have to go to this ceremony at least once. Held every night at 8pm.It is the least that you can do to show respect and gratitude to the young men that gave their lives that we may have the...More

Thank concord09
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Reviewed yesterday

On the last evening of our holiday we went to watch the Last Post Ceremony at the Menin Gate. After standing for 1 hour with about 300 other people we watched a very short but very moving ceremony. 4 trumpeters played the music, a lady...More

Thank Anne W
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I don't do public weeping but, there is something about the Last Post being played under the Menin Gate that just brings tears to your eyes. A very deeply moving ceremony no matter how many times I visit.

Thank adminkimmy
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We have been to the ceremony a number of times and this year it was attended by even more people. It is a very moving occasion and sometimes there are visiting bands or choirs which make it an even more special event

Thank geofl10
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This was my third visit and this time I took my sister and nephew. Wonderful singing and bagpipes. Lest we forget. x

Thank Horologist
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

It’s amazing to think that this ceremony takes place, with such dignity, every night. No visit to Ypres is complete without experiencing this moving service. Thank you.,

Thank SMD1962
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We have written about this separately but this was a very moving poignant ceremony. The people of Ieper should be congratulated for continuing this and yet making it so poignant.

Thank Alison R
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Absolute respect to the town and residents of Ypres for the continuation of this ceremony. A sombre moment for reflection for the soldiers who have no know graves from fighting in the Ypres salient. Long may it continue and an absolute must for all to...More

Thank Martin F
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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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