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“if your legs can stand it”
Review of Yser Tower

Yser Tower
Ranked #2 of 22 things to do in Diksmuide
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed July 3, 2013

Well worth a visit to this place an unual lay out of a museum mixed with a memorial that was both to do with war and peace. IN a way you could just go for the view alone which wa spectacular. |There is information and almost all of the 22 floors (hence the leg work challenge). Before you even get to the site of the old tower you have to cross a bridge which shocks you without warning and for a split second you feel a fration of the terror that the soldiers must have felt. I would certainly recommend this even though it did not seem as popular as the other places in Ypes.

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Reviewed December 15, 2012 via mobile

a cold December does not suggest a good time to visit this tower but the but is staggering the exhibitions give a great insight into the struggle of the Flemish people and the staff are friendly, helpful and knowledgeable.

Thank DeeEss23
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Reviewed October 2, 2012

This tower and museum is dedicated to no more war. The view from the top is outstanding. You then will go down through many displays about World War I, World War II, War in General, and the struggle of the Flemish speaking people in French dominated Belgium. If you are in Diksmuide, it is worth seeing.

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Reviewed July 9, 2012

Mij Vlaanderen Land. As a true Fleming every year when I come back to Flanders Fields I come to see "my" tower of Peace. Looking over Flanders Fields and the River Ijzer makes me feel at home even though I live in the Scottish Highlands. This year we also went to see the Dodengang some 2-3km away along the river.

Thank René R
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Reviewed June 8, 2012

The first one with its 50 meters was built in 1930 but blown up illegally in 1946. The flemish movement liked the original art deco tower so much, they decided to go for a remake by Robert Van Averbeke. This time, they went for 84 meters and built it between 1952 and 1965. And yes, its style is more art deco than modernist, with bricks covering the entire concrete structure in the shape of a provoking cross. But it's not all about history. ;-)
There's also no better observation desk to find if you want to overview 'le plat pays qui est le mien' sung by famous Jacques Brel.

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