Market Square

Market Square, Ieper (Ypres): Address, Phone Number, Market Square Reviews: 4.5/5

Market Square
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Stefan G
Brussels, Belgium951 contributions
Jun 2020
Yet another wonderful European market square, lined with numerous cafes, restaurants, shops, a museum or two, etc. I happened to visit on a weekend that prohibited vehicles from parking in the square, which really made the market square appear quite large.

Definitely grab a drink at one of the many cafes and soak in the views of this once completely destroyed yet now completely rebuilt heart of Ypres.
Written June 16, 2020
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he who travels
Barnsley, UK106 contributions
May 2015 • Couples
Ypres is a lovely place to visit, wonderfully restored from the destruction of WW1. The square is simply lovely though a little full of tourists. The Market square is full of restaurants, bars and cafes but also houses the Flanders Fields Museum and the Tourist Office.
One criticism though, and this is of Ypres in general is that the parking restrictions and meters have only Flemish writing on them, have no French or English instructions available. Everything else in Ypres is in Flemish, French and English. The meters have evidently got 1 of 3 buttons to press depending on your residency status and then a keyboard to follow instructions (in Flemish). Totally incomprehensible. After receiving a €20 parking fine (all in Flemish) I learned from the Tourist Office that the answer is to park for free outside the inner restricted area (best is next to railway station). A tourist scam? You make the decision.
Written June 9, 2015
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David T
Derbyshire, UK53 contributions
Jun 2018 • Friends
A beautiful walled fortress town. Ypres has a wonderfully peaceful moat around the town walls.The centre of town has a large market square which is bordered by the awesome Cloth Hall and many other fine buildings containing shops and restaurants. Stay at the fantastic Hortensia B&B a short walk from this fantastic market square.
Written June 21, 2018
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bluemoon4
England37 contributions
Aug 2018 • Family
Not good. Ypres has an identity crisis. Extremely loud music in the market square which could be heard some distance away from where we were staying - really really loud until 1am. Would not recommend staying in Ypres at all. Not what we expected from such an important historical location.
Written August 14, 2018
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Stephen H
Brussels, Belgium471 contributions
Jan 2021
Very beautiful, nice market on the weekends. Would have been better with no COVID restrictions. Will return.
Written January 16, 2021
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Eucilane
Brussels, Belgium279 contributions
Dec 2019
The place is beautiful and pleasant. I went to Christmas market that was happening there. A lot of tents with delicious food. Very good.
Written January 1, 2020
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Mark B
Sandy, UK231 contributions
Dec 2019
Very disappointing. We have been to Ypres several times for remembrance. Last year when we left we saw the Christmas market setting up and it looked amazing. My Wife and I decided to return again this year to see the social side of Ypres. We arrived at the Christmas market and there was the ice rink and 2 "shop" type stalls. Everything else was food and drink related. Last year there was a roller coaster and much more stalls.Would return again to Ypres as the town is so nice and the people so friendly, but definitely would bother with the market again :(
Written December 16, 2019
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margaret b
Glasgow, UK76 contributions
Aug 2019
gorgeous building with so much history, visited at least 3 times in the week, on saturday is a market, clothes, food etc, dont miss the big red wagon that has chicken, ribs, sausages, etc. food was the best i had ever ate
Written August 28, 2019
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Fridaysharbor
34 contributions
Jun 2019 • Family
The Market Square was totally destroyed in WWI and has been totally restored to pre WWI appearance. Must see with bistro's, shops and activities. There is a water fountain that it appeared kids could run through.
Written July 3, 2019
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Lynn B
Ottawa, Canada54 contributions
Oct 2018 • Friends
The market square has a lovely chocolate shop and some wonderful restaurants, unfortunately while we were there many active businesses were closed, we don’t know why they were closed on Monday,Tuesday, Wednesday, but if they were open, we would have definitely shopped in them! It is a lovely place, it was a shame that most places were closed.
Written October 27, 2018
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