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“every night” (221 reviews)
“moving tribute” (50 reviews)
“fire brigade” (55 reviews)
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Menin Gate, Ieper (Ypres), Belgium
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"every night"
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"moving tribute"
in 50 reviews
"fire brigade"
in 55 reviews
"takes place"
in 46 reviews
"large crowd"
in 25 reviews
"wreath laying"
in 29 reviews
"front row"
in 22 reviews
"pipe band"
in 18 reviews
"school children"
in 36 reviews
"arrive early"
in 31 reviews
"emotional experience"
in 22 reviews
"who lost their lives"
in 25 reviews
"young people"
in 16 reviews
"who gave their lives"
in 26 reviews
"fitting tribute"
in 20 reviews
"the menin gate memorial"
in 19 reviews
"first world war"
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Reviewed yesterday

I don't do public weeping but, there is something about the Last Post being played under the Menin Gate that just brings tears to your eyes. A very deeply moving ceremony no matter how many times I visit.

Thank adminkimmy
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Reviewed yesterday

We have been to the ceremony a number of times and this year it was attended by even more people. It is a very moving occasion and sometimes there are visiting bands or choirs which make it an even more special event

Thank geofl10
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This was my third visit and this time I took my sister and nephew. Wonderful singing and bagpipes. Lest we forget. x

Thank Horologist
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

It’s amazing to think that this ceremony takes place, with such dignity, every night. No visit to Ypres is complete without experiencing this moving service. Thank you.,

Thank SMD1962
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We have written about this separately but this was a very moving poignant ceremony. The people of Ieper should be congratulated for continuing this and yet making it so poignant.

Thank Alison R
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Absolute respect to the town and residents of Ypres for the continuation of this ceremony. A sombre moment for reflection for the soldiers who have no know graves from fighting in the Ypres salient. Long may it continue and an absolute must for all to...More

Thank Martin F
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Last post is very moving to hear. The crowd go deadly silent during this which show respect. Every time I hear this it brings a lump to my throat.

Thank Gary N
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A short service is held everyday at 8pm. at the Menin Gate. The area is packed. Be sure to arrive at least 20mins or 30 mins early. Find a pillar to lean on if you have trouble standing for long. A children’s choir sang the...More

Thank Marilyn B
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Last post at the Menin Gate Ypres is a moving tribute to the fallen in the Ypres Salient 1914-18. Wreaths are laid and the last post sounded by members of the Ypres Fire Department.

Thank Jim M
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Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the most moving tributes to the Allied troops of WW1. Each evening at 8pm the buglers play the Last Post, as they have since 1928, with the exception of a time during German occupation in WW2 when the ceremony was performed in the...More

Thank AshHind
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Atherfield
March 8, 2016|
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Response from Andrew Y | Reviewed this property |
No.its free but be respectful. No applause and remain silent when the buglers are playing.
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Carole T
October 20, 2015|
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Response from vannieuwenhuyse | Reviewed this property |
The ceremony lasts about 10 minutes (on a normal day) but the walk to the station takes approx 20 min. You can not be at the station before 20.30. I live in Ieper. Have a drink in town before you take the train.
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Darrennchris
July 13, 2015|
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Response from Andrew Y | Reviewed this property |
As the Poles regained Ypres the Last Post began again, despite heavy fighting. It's a fascinating and moving story I highly recommend that you have a look at the available information.
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