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Ypres (now Ieper) is a town in the Province of West Flanders. The Memorial is situated at the eastern side of the town on the road to Menin (Menen) and Courtrai (Kortrijk). The YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL now bears the names of more than 54,000...more
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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Menenstraat | Poort gebouw, Ieper (Ypres) 8900, Belgium
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+32 57 23 92 20
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My daughter had the pleasure of attending this ceremony while away with school. It was very crowded and busy but as soon as the ceremony started everyone became silent. Her school laid a wreath and was part of the ceremony. The amount of names on...More

Thank HAPPYHIKER27
Reviewed 3 days ago

If you're in Ieper, this is a must do. The scale and the sheer numbers of names commemorated gives you pause for thought..

Thank N_McL
Reviewed 3 days ago

A very powerful experience, and quite incredible that the ceremony takes place every single night (and has done so since the war). We underestimated how many people would attend, and so were too far away to see anything, but just hearing it alone was an...More

Thank Wilsoka
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Get there at least half an hour early if you want to be close. If you have a relative who lost there life here you can lay a wreath. Depending upon the number of people laying wreaths it lasts for about 15mins.

Thank orprunner
Reviewed 5 days ago

We went to find a great, great-uncle who we knew was on the memorial. As we walked towards the gate from the square it didn't look that big - a wide arch across the road, with cars flowing through it. But as we searched for...More

Thank sjs1811
Reviewed 5 days ago

This site makes you realise how the selfless acts of all of these soldiers and many others up to the present day have allowed the rest of us to live in relative piece. A very moving monument.

Thank fligwan101
Reviewed 5 days ago

The most moving of monuments, set in the moated city walls. By day it's a town thoroughfare. In the evening it hosts a silent mass paying tribute to the fallen. Long may it stand as silent witness to the folly of men.

Thank bryanedwin
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Well worth visiting this memorial - very sobering to read the names and impossible to comprehend the loss of life especially as this gate represents a fraction of all life lost. Situated just off the main square of this beautiful town

Thank Touringmuso8
Reviewed 6 days ago

My father and I arrived quite early in order to get a good "pitch" for the Ceremony. we were not disappointed. This was a wonderful add to our lucky attendance at the official 1 July 2016 event at Theipval.

Thank charlesthomas2018
Reviewed 1 week ago

An amazing monument to honour the dead and lost of the war. Shear volume of names is unbelievable. The park behind is also nice to stroll through away from the main city.

Thank Louise C
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@Joan D, there’s plenty of places to purchase such items not far from the Menin Gate but there’s also a Legions store right by the entrance, hope this helps you & enjoy your tour, but I’ll warn you in advance it’s very... More
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