Landmarks/ Points of Interest in West Flanders Province

Top Points of Interest & Landmarks in West Flanders Province, Belgium

Points of Interest & Landmarks in West Flanders Province

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  • TheShis
    Tel Aviv, Israel34,625 contributions
    The main square in Bruges doesn't disappoint.
    It's a collection of older and newer buildings with lovely architecture and numerous eateries to enjoy.
    Don't ride the horse carriages, though.
    Written May 13, 2022
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  • Oostende42
    Newark-on-Trent, UK327 contributions
    Covered in the names of 54,000 men and women with no known graves the Menin Gate is a fitting memorial to the ones we lost from all over the world.
    Written April 24, 2022
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  • R8011905
    Cambridgeshire, UK180 contributions
    This is what the Menin gate is all about. Time to remember and reflect. This has to be the highlight of Ypres. Well organised but you need to get there early to get to see everything.
    Written May 11, 2022
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  • Koen D
    Ghent, Belgium88 contributions
    Oldest house in town half bar half museum. The owner comes with facts about the house and things to see. Interactive screens tel even more while you have a local beer or liquor or coffee with snacks.
    Written November 14, 2021
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  • zografou
    Greece250 contributions
    Nice experience walking all the 366 stairs to the top of the Belfort and the view from above is exceptional. The stairs are narrow and need some attention but you do not have to be extra fit to climb them. Nice and helpful information for the bells and their mechanism, definitely a must when you visit Bruges.
    Written May 8, 2022
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  • GuppeC
    Hulshout, Belgium527 contributions
    Starting at 'Bezoekerscentrum Duinpanne', you have several different walking experiences. We combined several through Calmeynbos, Westhoek and the beach. Different views, different flora and some fauna if you are lucky. Great Viewpoints. Take your time, enjoy the nature and relax.
    Written March 10, 2022
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  • David R
    Neutral Bay, Australia1,313 contributions
    Worth a stroll around and visit to these old towers by the riverside.There's a museum in here with details of their history and purpose.
    Written August 24, 2019
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  • Peter Masberg
    Aachen, Germany10 contributions
    A wonderful experience for the whole family: Get on and under board of this historic sailing ship. You really get a feel of life on such a ship. Reasonable ticket prices, great photo sights.
    Written April 12, 2022
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  • Hendrik T
    Leuven, Belgium85 contributions
    These locks changed the history and the outcome of WW1 even more than the battles of Ypres. These locks were opened when they were in nomandsland without intervention of the Germans by Belgian pioniers and stopped the German advance. They even had to withdraw. Afterwards they were kept and maintained to control the water in the frontline before the Belgian front line. Visit the museum under the Albert 1 momument to know more and were the system of the locks is explained.
    Written March 18, 2021
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  • Koen Paredis
    Diegem, Belgium41 contributions
    It's nice to see that the local people keep this beautiful tradition alive. This way of fishing is part of the West Flemish traditions and culture, great to keep this alive for us !!!
    Written July 26, 2021
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  • Mihai M
    Bucharest, Romania7 contributions
    Very nice view. Did not eat but, bailey coffee was really good. Excellent choice for some relaxing moments and for contemplating the north sea.
    Written November 18, 2021
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  • TheShis
    Tel Aviv, Israel34,625 contributions
    This is another lovely square in central historic Bruges.
    The architecture surrounding the square is lovely.
    Written May 13, 2022
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  • paula m
    Miami, FL85 contributions
    The Kalfmolen dates back to the seventeenth century in Flanders. After years of disuse and neglect through two world wars, once again the Windmill Kalf is a functioning wooden windmill. And when it's not milling, the two enthusiastic millers take visitors to explore and experience it from the inside.

    We ascended the exterior steps to the cabin on the first level, and then climbed a flight of steep interior stairs to see where the grains are milled. They explained the hoisting of the wheat to the grinder, the grinding stone system for production and the way grain and flour is collected. My great discovery was learning that the entire mill can be rotated to face the wind. They explained how wooden windmills were designed to turn around a central spindle, enabling them to harness the wind regardless of wind direction. Standing inside the windmill, I could understand the ingenuity and the efficiency of these marvelous structures.
    Written June 26, 2016
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  • Morane
    Zoersel, Belgium4 contributions
    If World War 1 interests you and you are planning a trip to Belgium, a visit to Langemark is a must. In this village you will find the ‘Deutscher Soldatenfriedhof’, this is a German cemetery. At least 44,000 Germans and 2 British are buried here. The name itself also has a history. At some point hundreds of unexperienced students had to join the army. Due to their lack of experience, these young boys were doomed to fail. I think we all know how this story ended for them… In this way you could say that a whole school died in this battle. According to some myths, the soldiers went to the front line while they were singing loud and powerful. Whether they did this so bravely is debatable. Another thing that makes thing place very unique, but atrocious at the same is that it has a mass grave.

    From the moment I arrived here, I felt that this wasn’t a memorial site for the winners. There was a grim, dark atmosphere that immediately made me go silent. It struck me that the graves were lying on the ground, while in English cemeteries they were upright. The fact that the place was surrounded by big trees made it even more dejected. I could feel that people had fought here for their lives. The environment in general gave me a very depressed feeling. This visit will probably continue to resonate for a long time. It gave an huge impression of loss and that was very moving.
    Written March 16, 2022
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