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Menin Gate, Ieper (Ypres), Belgium
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Reviewed yesterday

People start to assemble at The Menin gate from 7.00pm and by 7.30pm it's so busy that people are jostling for positions. 8.00pm the line of buglers give a very moving "Last Post", following which several people are seen to be discretely wiping away the...More

Thank Martin G
Reviewed yesterday

I do not know if there is ever a time when this ceremony is not crowded but when we were there it was packed and we could not see anything. The ceremony itself was moving to hear [the audience was quiet and very respectful]. I...More

Thank Kvasirsblood
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

You have to do this if you go to Ypres. Its every night at 8pm. Laying wreaths and poppies to remember the fallen of WW1. Its quite emotional. All the roads get closed and it gets quite busy. A lovely thing to x

Thank cher24
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

8pm every evening, make sure you don’t miss this ceremony. You will always remember it. It is worth educating the youngsters about the sacrifice many young men made 100 years ago so we can have the freedom we have today.

Thank Mick W
Reviewed 2 days ago

Masses of people. Far more than I realized. And it was only Thursday! Totally quiet. Very moving. Something to be experienced at a deeply personal level. Some people wept. There's no danger of the world 'forgetting' while this awe-inspiring ceremony continues.

Thank EssexBilly
Reviewed 4 days ago

A truly moving ceremony and very much appreciated. I remember many old men telling me stories of their time at 'Wipers' and though they survived the ceremony brought back these memories. It was humbling to be in the presence of comrades memories.

Thank Dean G
Reviewed 5 days ago

August 30, 2018 - After the Menin Gate Memorial was completed in 1928 , volunteer firefighters from the small Belgian town of Ieper (better known by its French name Ypres) sound the Last Post at 8pm. The ceremony is an expression of the town’s gratitude...More

Thank JerryH9905
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Having found the plaques commemorating 2 of our village lads the last post ceremony was very moving. Something not to be missed to remind us of how much we owe them.

Thank Alex24091943
Reviewed 1 week ago

A moving experience and every evening is different, we attended when a young group of cadets from the UK marched in for the Last Post. The service is respectful and thought provoking and all the names on the Menin Gate are the young people who...More

Thank Nanette132
Reviewed 1 week ago

Everynight at 8 they have a ceremony in remembrance of those killed during the war. It can get crowded. Some people seem to think its a tourist attraction but its a serious event.

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Response from Bill M | Reviewed this property |
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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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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.