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.

Here we share a few of the personal stories and photos that we received linked to the Great War in Flanders Fields. Together we can keep the memory alive!

Edith Cavell

Edith Cavell

The daughter of a vicar, Edith Cavell was born in Norfolk, England, in 1865. As a young woman she had a governess job in Brussels. In 1896, she decide…

Read more
Harold Morgan

Harold Morgan

Harold Sydney Morgan was born on May 2nd 1890 in Pennsylvania, USA, as the son of Welsh immigrants. Harold was one of five children and the couple’s e…

Read more
John McCrae

John McCrae

John McCrae was born on November 30th, 1872 in Guelph, Ontario, Canada as the son of Scottish immigrants. Medicine, the army and poetry were family tr…

Read more
Marie Curie

Marie Curie

Mary Sklodowska was born on the 7th November of 1867 in Warsaw (Poland). She was the youngest in a family of 5 children. As a young girl, she dreamt o…

Read more
Nellie Spindler

Nellie Spindler

Nellie Spindler was born in Wakefield, a small city in Yorkshire, England. She’s the eldest daughter of George and Elizabeth, has two younger sisters,…

Read more
Philip Clayton

Philip Clayton

During World War I, Poperinge was part of a small piece of unoccupied territory in Belgium. Far away from the turmoil of the Ypres’ front, the city be…

Read more
Back to top