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Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery

Boescheepseweg 35A, Poperinge 8970, Belgium
+32 57 22 36 36
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Lest we Forget!

One of the largest military cemeteries in Europe. Many nations have servicemen laid to rest here... read more

Reviewed yesterday
georger572018
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
Certainly one of the best

The Lijssenthoek Visitors Centre is one of the best in Belgium - very interactive and informative... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Scott A
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Boescheepseweg 35A, Poperinge 8970, Belgium
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Reviewed yesterday

One of the largest military cemeteries in Europe. Many nations have servicemen laid to rest here including one woman. The voices from the whispering wall in the visitor centre is interesting.

Thank georger572018
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Lijssenthoek Visitors Centre is one of the best in Belgium - very interactive and informative. The cemetery itself was originally part of a military evacuation hospital in the Ypres Salient and the graves are not as symmetrical as other cemeteries. This is because the...More

Thank Scott A
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The story unfolds as you visit ever more of the cemeteries and this draws you on from one to the next

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Reviewed April 8, 2018

The free visitor centre gives great insight into the role of this area during WW1. It also gives tips on what to look for in the cemetery. The cemetery contrasts with the others in the area due to it being linked to the hospital- this...More

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Reviewed December 15, 2017

An emotional return to this cemetery after a visit earlier in the year. This time covered in snow the bleak landscape hit home the hardships endured by these valiant soldiers. Laying a wreath at the grave of my brother in laws great uncle was particularly...More

Thank Alan M
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Reviewed December 13, 2017

In the middle of the field, nothing around. Only birds and wind. Feels as we abandoned the boys. Visitor's center is well done and gives very interesting information.

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Reviewed November 17, 2017

if you are going to visit Flanders paying respects at the local War Cemetaries is a must, emotional.

Thank mark h
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Reviewed November 10, 2017 via mobile

We stopped at quiet a few military cemeteries on our leger beer and battlefields tour. Lijssenthoek was different in having a modern but small visitors centre. All of the military cemeteries are immaculately cared for by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission. The grave of the...More

Thank Andythebaggie
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Reviewed October 30, 2017

Over 30 Chinese were buried in this cemetery which has a most informative visitor centre. War diaries recording information of those who died here can be found. Amazing discovery of Chinese sent here to support the war effort.

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Reviewed October 29, 2017 via mobile

I feel this place could also be fantastic. I mean so many died here through some horrific injuries. Yet the museum part is really just a smidgen of what it could be. The whispering patients is too hard to hear. Some of the guys missed...More

Thank brains15
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malcolmknowles
March 7, 2018|
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Response from Alan M | Reviewed this property |
Best travel is by car as the cemetery is near the French border. About 45 min drive. Take the chance and visit Ypres as this is quite near.
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William J
December 6, 2015|
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Response from Stephen A | Reviewed this property |
Bill We were travelling in our own car, so can't help with the name of a tour company, but I'm sure there was a tour bus in the car park - maybe it was Battle Honours, I must admit I didn't take any notice, Another option... More
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martotrock
February 4, 2015|
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Response from JelleW | Reviewed this property |
There is no public transport to the cemetary. You have to travel to Poperinge and then take a taxi. The address of the cemetary is: Boescheepseweg 35A
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