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,

The resurrection of the Westhoek  @ VlaamseArchitectuurarchieven
On 11th November 1918 the Armistice was signed and the First World War was over. These dark pages in Flanders’ history took a toll on the region. In the Flanders Fields area alone over 600,000 people lost their lives.
Feniks @VlaamseArchitectuurarchieven

Many towns and villages on the frontline were destroyed and the region found itself to be a desolate place. The polders (the low lying areas consisting of clay, sand and peat) around the Yser river were flooded, the landscape was destroyed, and the soil was contaminated with copper and poisonous gas

In the years following First World War, the reconstruction of the region began in fits and starts. The people of Westhoek rebuilt their houses, churches, farmland, pastures and social lives. They organised markets and brass bands, and breathed new life into Flanders Fields (Westhoek). The region received support from the government and aid organisations, but the reconstruction was mostly a result of hard work and determination

The Great Reconstruction of Flanders Fields (Westhoek) is shining a spotlight on this story. In 2020, cities, municipalities and museums in Westhoek are teaming up to tell unique stories, both big and small. Flanders Fields is staging a wide range of exhibitions, interactive installations, big events, light shows and much more.

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