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A magnificent rebuild

Owing to the war devastation, the market square at the heart of Ypres is a meticulous rebuild... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Ballarat, Australia
Nice large Square

This is a nice large public square. The In Flanders Fields Museum is there, as well as many cafes... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Dimitris L
Sydney, Australia
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Grote Markt, Ieper (Ypres), Belgium
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Owing to the war devastation, the market square at the heart of Ypres is a meticulous rebuild. However, there still is charm, and the rebuild highlights the travesty of war destruction. The square is home to several noteworthy attractions, particularly the Cloth Hall, Nieuwerck and...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 5 days ago

This is a nice large public square. The In Flanders Fields Museum is there, as well as many cafes, restaurants and other shops. It is quite lovely and you can walk around or take a seat at a cafe and just watch the world go...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Dimitris L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Unfortunately, I don't feel the Cat and Mouse coaster ride and an undercover skating rink did this justice, as couldn't see the Square properly. Somehow, the fair and the Menin Gate at the top of the road was a bit surreal. In saying this, life...More

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

We were lucky to have visited when the town was celebrating New Year and they could not have made us more welcome. A wonderful community.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 483trishm
Reviewed November 17, 2018

This is a beautiful square in the great traditions of Belgium. The buildings and architecture are truly impressive especially when floodlit at night.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank scotishtravelbug
Reviewed November 15, 2018

We went to pay our respects to my fathers Uncle, his name is on the building on the Menin Gate, we had been advised to be there before 6 O'clock, which we were. Previously we went to a cafe called the Best Burger in Tow,...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Hilda W
Reviewed November 12, 2018

A beautiful market square, rebuilt following its total devastation, home to the Cloth Hall and St Martin's Cathedral and lots of architectually authentic buildings. A thriving square with lots of history.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank crazylibrarian
Reviewed November 12, 2018 via mobile

Plenty of great places to see, eat and drink in this area. Fantastic old buildings surrounded the square and the local people are very welcoming indeed. Loads to see and do so give it a try!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank E7032HEpaulr
Reviewed November 6, 2018 via mobile

And what’s not to like about an historic market place in s small Belgium town? Lots of restaurants and cafes and LOTS of history.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank PeteSag356
Reviewed October 29, 2018 via mobile

The square represents a marvellous work of restoration and it is well nigh impossible to believe that one hundred years ago this area was a wasteland of rubble.

Date of experience: October 2018
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September 9, 2018|
Response from EvaF2Eva | Reviewed this property |
If you arrive before 6 p.m. you should be able to find a place at the Market Square or in nearby streets. After that parking is free and it is more difficult to find a free spot. Payment is in advance in parking automat. I... More