Fodor's Expert Review Memorial Museum Passchendaele 1917

Ypres Fodor's Choice

In Zonnebeke, 10 km (6 miles) east from Ypres (take the N37) this museum is, simply put, a must-see. It houses the largest public collection of World War I memorabilia in western Flanders. Weapons, uniforms, documents, and photographs re-create the tragedy of the Third Battle of Ypres. You can even smell the different types of poison gas that were used. The cellar holds a realistic reconstruction of a dugout, a subterranean camp that lodged soldiers during the war; it was, according to one of them, “one of the most disgusting places I ever lived in.”

Fodor's Choice History Museum

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Berten Pilstraat 5A
Flanders  8980, Belgium


Sight Details:
Rate Includes: €11, Closed mid-Dec.–Jan.

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