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Last Post ceremony

Menin Gate, Ieper (Ypres), Belgium
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Menin Gate, Ieper (Ypres), Belgium
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Reviewed 3 days ago

I'm so glad to have had the chance to see this ceremony as it was a very moving experience. It brought a lump to my throat. Everyone was quiet and respectful as this ceremony was performed. I would recommend getting there by 7pm, even though...More

Thank meinirann
Reviewed 4 days ago

Have visited Ieper twice and try to make the Last Post ceremony a couple times during each visit. A great ceremony to help remember the sacrifices of the past/

Thank Warren O
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very moving, happens on time and so worth 20 minutes of your time. The evening we were there there was a lone piper playing the lament. It was emotional for all concerned

Thank manstondrive
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It is about 16 years since I last attended the Last Post ceremony at the Menin Gate. On a Thursday night in May with a choir singing, hundreds of people under the dome paying their respects, I wonder why I left it so long. What...More

Thank Rooombiter
Reviewed 1 week ago

A time honored ceremony for those missing from WW l. Held at the city gate/arch every night (and I mean every night) the ceremony held in the city of Ypres, Belgium is beyond a need for a city to gain visitors. They are truly dedicated...More

Thank GatewayTraveler44
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a must when visiting Ypres. An amazing site and truly emotional way to remember all those that died fighting for our future freedom

Thank Kate M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our choir performed during the ceremony during out Freedom Flame tour through Belgium, France and The Netherlands. It was an honour and so humbling to be involved. Our veterans placed a wreath as we sang and there were so many people in attendance. It's definitely...More

Thank Amy S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very emotive, powerful music. Get there by 7:15 unless you want to be stuck behind the crowd. Well deserving of a visit especially if you have a family members name on the wall.

Thank 5vans
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Incredibly moving experience, I get spine tingling, goosebumps and overwhelming mixed emotions of sorrow, joy , love just thinking about this daily ceremony and what it means

Thank padamack
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is hard to rate as an attraction given what it represents, but other than that, it is a beautiful way to remember those who sacrificed their lives . The whole ceremony is moving and very tastefully executed. What stands out, is just how many...More

Thank Eva O
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Hi, Do you have to buy a ticket for the ceremony. How early should you take up a position at the gate before the ceremony commences. Thanks Atherfield
8 March 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.
Carole T
How long does the ceremony last? We are staying in Brussels and our return trains are 20.19 and 21.19. The 20.19 is a faster journey but I'm not sure how long it takes to get to the station and wouldn't like to cut things short or disturb others.
21 October 2015|
Response from Bill M | Reviewed this property |
Around 30mins
Has the last post ever not been played an why ?
14 July 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.