Dear Friend of Flanders,

In view of the COVID-19-situation, specific safety measures and additional restrictions are currently in place across Belgium. You will find more detailed information on following website. For the latest travel advice to our country, please consult your local authorities.

If you are travelling to Flanders, Brussels or elsewhere in Belgium for a duration of 48 hours or more, you will need to complete a Passenger Locator Form, within the 48 hours before your arrival in Belgium. 

Take good care of yourself and each other and keep it safe and healthy.  

We hope to welcome you again soon, with twice the heart, love and hospitality. 

Warm regards,
VISITFLANDERS.

WWI

1. Attend the Last Post ceremony

The volunteers buglers from the local fire brigade have been playing the Last Post every evening since 1928 (except during WWII), day after day, week in week out, to underline the importance of keeping the memory alive of those who fell during the Great War. Sun or rain, nothing can stop the Last Post Association from performing their tribute to the fallen.

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2. Polygon Wood

Deep in the heart of Polygon Wood, stands Buttes New British Cemetery and the New Zealand memorial to the missing. 100 years ago, it was a bloody moonscape, but today it is a place of serenity and peace and much emotional reflection.

Buttes new Brititsh cemetery - Polygon Wood

3. Women in the war

Rainy day? Head over to one of the “Her Side of the War” exhibitions, as the Great War was not an exclusively male affair. Women too played their part, although not on the battlefield.

Elsie And Mairi©Museum-aan-de-IJzer

4. Hill 62

Watch the trees lining Canadalaan – ‘Maple Avenue’- turn vivid shades of yellow, orange and red. The road, which was planted with maple trees after the war as a mark of respect for the Canadian sacrifice, will lead you up to the Canadian War Memorial Sanctuary Wood.

Hill62 ©Milo-profi.jpg

5. Hooge Crater Museum

With its life representations of war scenes, the extensive collection of weaponry, the uniforms and pictures, you will have plenty of time to warm back up after your visit to the surrounding cemeteries and war memorials.

Advance War Museum @AP Photo-Raf Casert
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