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Visit yourself... Ypres (Ieper) and the great war

Ypres is a city with a very rich and varied past. During the Middle Ages Ypres was a flourishing trading centre. In those days Ypres was one of the main Flemish cloth centres next to Bruges and Ghent. During the First World War the charming town was reduced to a heap of rubble.  Ypres was almost entirely destroyed by four years of senseless violence. The citizens of Ypres rebuilt their city with respect for the past.

Ypres is a charming city for you to discover. The memory of the Great War is kept alive in one of the museums or on the historic sites. The middelaged character of Ypres can be experienced in the cosy centre or on the ramparts.

In less than one hour from Gent-Sint-Pieters main railway station, you easily reach Antwerpen (Antwerp), Flanders major city and one of the most important harbours of Europe. You arrive in one of the most beautiful railway stations of Europe, ready to discover an amazing city.

Transport Train
1 train/hour from Gent-Sint-Pieters main railway station
Travel time: 131 minutes (change in Kortrijk)
Standard ticket price: € 22,40 (return included).
Go pass: € 10,00 (max. 26 years, 10 single tickets booklet)
Rail pass: € 15,20 (10 single tickets booklet)
Senior ticket: € 6,00 (65+, after 09.00 h, not on Saturday/Sunday)
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Departure at your choice
Arrival at your choice
To visit Ieper (Ypres) -

Certainly visit:
In Flanders Fields Museum (
The historic centre and market place and the Vauban Ramparts 
The Last Post at 20.00 h (8 PM) exactly every day (at the Menin Gate)

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