Dear Friend of Flanders,

In view of the COVID-19-situation, you will find all the information on the official website
For the latest travel advice to our country, please consult your local authorities. 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,

A total of 1,185 soldiers are buried at Essex Farm, including one of the youngest casualties of the war: Valentine Joe Strudwick was just 15 years old when he was killed. Next to the cemetery, you can still see the concrete bunkers in which a dressing station was housed. It was in one of these primitive “dug-outs” that the Canadian military doctor John McCrae wrote his world-famous poem “In Flanders Fields” at the beginning of May 1915.


Next to Diksmuidseweg 148
8900 Ypres


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