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The Last Post Ceremony is a must for anyone visiting here. It is held every night at 8.00pm. The buglers (those who play the bugle) are volunteers from the local Fire Brigade. They never miss a night! All traffic through the Menin Gate is stopped...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Dimitris L
Reviewed today

Incredibly moving, sent shivers up and down my spine I was here for the 100th Anniversary of the first world war ending 11/11/2018 and it was remarkable. Plenty of people in uniform paying tribute to the fallen. Simply must see.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank TUMBO10
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Not sure what to expect. Arrived early 19.00ish for the Last Post at 20.00. Service was formal but also informal. Whilst there two families were there with wreaths and were included in the service. The local news reporter was there to record that loved ones...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank sandranicklin
Reviewed 1 week ago

Went to Ieper during November for a visit. The Last Post ceremony is a truly memorable experience. As there was a big crowd was only able to stand just outside the arch but the sound was fantastic and was still able to see everything.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Judi M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Happens at 8 on the dot. It is under the arch so weather is really not an issue. We went yesterday (Sat night in Jan) only about 100 people and you could have found a park 50' away. Dinner choices after the 15 minute or...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank fssutton1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There are just 8 volunteer firemen (buglars) who give up their time on a rota to go out every single, play the last post and show the ultimate respect for all those souls lost in the horror of WW1. They never ever miss a night...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Albanbeanybabe
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If tears do not come to your eyes and patriotism rise in your heart ask for your admission back. For it is free. Hundreds gather rsvh night rain or shine to honor the fallen in battle. In Flanders Field the poppies truly grow today because...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Clyde M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Attending was a VERY moving experience which bought tears to my eyes and a lump in my throat as you tried to comprehend the horrors that those that served in the area suffered and for those whose names are on the walls who paid the...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Nev B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were staying in Bruges and found a local guide who collected us at our hotel and drove us to Ypres (under an hour) to see the ceremony. It's a remarkable and unique tribute.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed December 12, 2018

Cold and windy weather didn't stop several hundred people turn up on this Saturday in Dec 18. We had visited the Menengate during daylight earlier and were moved by the many poppy wreaths and messages from all over Europe and the rest of the world....More

Date of experience: December 2018
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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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