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Menin Gate, Ieper (Ypres), Belgium
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

First experienced this very moving commemoration over 20 years ago. Sometimes then it seemed there were relatively few people in attendance. Over recent years it has been good to see the numbers growing substantially. Couldn’t see the buglers on either of our two nights visits...More

Thank Niloc R
Reviewed 2 days ago

If you have relations that died in WW1. It's a must, but avoid being near kids. Lots of people. Get there early to get a view

Thank JohnBGlos
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The town of Ypres honors those who died fighting in ww1, known and unknown, every night of the year at 8pm, through a volunteer group. It should be the culmination of any trip to view the ww1 sites. It’s a touching monument to everyone who...More

Thank Rebecca S
Reviewed 4 days ago

Just stand, soak up the atmosphere, i defy anyone not to have the hairs on the back of their neck stand up on end, a beautifully poignant reminder of the sacrifices of so many

Thank mark h
Reviewed 5 days ago

An inspiring daily commemoration to those who died in WWI. A memorable experience that never fails to impress.

Thank wpf1958
Reviewed 5 days ago

On every evening get there before 19:30 as it can be very crowded. Be respectful of the occasion no applause either during or after the ceremony

Thank Gavin W
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very moving ceremony hale each evening to remember those with no known grave. The involvement of young cadets is very moving. Keeping this alive is vital, lest we should the cost of wars.

Thank Oklaokie
Reviewed 1 week ago

Worth visiting, a really moving experience it was an honour to witness this ceremony for those who lost their lives in the first world war.

Thank Reah B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Last Post bugle call and wreath laying ceremony at 8pm each evening is a must do on a visit to Ypres. Probably sensible to make reservations for dinner as there is a bit of a stampede towards the square afterwards.

Thank JossM
Reviewed 1 week ago

A very moving ceremony. Lest we forget the sacrifice made during WW1. The locals make you feel very welcome and are willing to assist you make the most of your visit

Thank Roy N
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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
21 October 2015|
Response from Bill M | Reviewed this property |
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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.