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Museum Aan de Ijzer

IJzerdijk 49, Diksmuide 8600, Belgium
+32 51 50 02 86
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Expensive entrance fee

If it wasn't my mother in-law paying the entrance I'm not going inside 8 euro per person that's... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Roeselare, Belgium
Great views over the battlefields of WWI and museum

The tower has a bit of a negative connotation in Flandres and Belgium, as used by nationalist... read more

Reviewed March 18, 2017
Katrien S
Ghent, Belgium
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
IJzerdijk 49, Diksmuide 8600, Belgium
+32 51 50 02 86

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If it wasn't my mother in-law paying the entrance I'm not going inside 8 euro per person that's quite expensive. On the first floor you have museums, there after we took the elevator to 22nd floor, there is also a museum, and then we take...More

Thank ShavyB
Reviewed March 18, 2017

The tower has a bit of a negative connotation in Flandres and Belgium, as used by nationalist groups. However, the tower is really worth a visit and the 8 euro entrance fee. If you go on a clear day, then from the roof terrace you...More

Thank Katrien S
Reviewed December 3, 2016

I wasn't certain if we would enjoy this museum or not. Still we went in to find out. This museum is a gem. The whole tower has lots of information all dedicated on WWI. This is the best place to learn everything about this war....More

Thank Robby G C
Reviewed August 14, 2016

The Ijzer Museum is a very good local museum with a nice and balanced story telling about first world war. It is not at level with the museum in Ypres but it is indeed very good and showed a lot of things we had not...More

Thank BentNB
Reviewed July 18, 2016

From the top of this tower one gets great views over the environment, including the Dodengang almost 2 km away. Going down the tower, every floor highlights an aspect of WWI. The tower stands at the banks of the Yzer river, which formed the border...More

Reviewed March 10, 2016 via mobile

A must visit if you are interested in 1 st World War history.Twenty two floors of history with a magnificent view at the top.Well worth the 8 euros admission charge.Experience a history lesson and marvel at the exhibits explaining life as it was for the...More

Thank Iain S
Reviewed February 11, 2016

Worth the trip, even on a rainy day (although the view from the top will not be so good). Interesting way of showing the effect of WW1 on Belgium and also on the inter regional rivalries, as you descend from top to bottom.

Thank John C
Reviewed November 29, 2015

The Yser Tower harbours and is the same site as the Museum aan de IJzer in Diksmuide. See the review I wrote for that YSER TOWER site. It is a great and special site, with a magnificent panoramic view over the flat countryside between Ieper...More

Thank conrad57
Reviewed November 13, 2015

Interesting and fun thanks to the going up the monument, and then walking down the stairs. While looking at the First World War unfolding. Different perspective as well...

Thank AnneLaure1081
Reviewed October 31, 2015

I had never heard of this place but it was on our itinerary on a tour round Europe. It is very informarative and I recommend it.

Thank julie h
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