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Tyne Cot Cemetery in Passchendaele
Tyne Cot Cemetery is largest British military burial grounds for those who paid the ultimate sacrifice during World War I; it's "the" symbol of the inerasable atrocities that WWI left behind.
The antique cheese factory and museum in Passchendaele
Just a stone's throw away from Tyne Cot Cemetery is St. Jeff, a cheese factory from the interbellum period. In this lovely historic site, the rich tradition of cheesemaking is brought back to life in a fascinating, interactive way.
Castle Estate and the 1917 Passchendaele Memorial Museum in Zonnebeke
The 1917 Passchendaele Memorial Museum 1917 pays tribute to the Battle of Passchendaele in 1917. Back then, more than a half-million victims died in the battle. The museum is situated in the castle grounds of Zonnebeke and was opened in 2004. Take a walk along the pond first, then immerse yourself in the way of life of a true soldier. Crouch into a dugout and experience what it was like for soldiers to be "down in the trenches".
The In Flanders Fields museum in Ypres
The In Flanders Fields Museum is a modern, interactive war museum based in the Ypres Cloth Hall. The museum name refers to a known poem by John McCrae: "In Flanders Fields". The museum was given a full makeover in 2012.
The tobacco museum in Wervik
Based on a collection of more than 4,600 objects, the phenomenal world of tobacco is illustrated in a magnificent way.
De Palingbeek Estate and Zillebeke Pond
The welcome center encourages you to discover the vast nature, landscape, and historic treasures of the estate. Zillebeke Pond is a 69 acre body of water, lined with trees and a bike path, and is located smack dab in the center of Zillebeke village and the historic city center of Ypres.
Hooge Crater Museum in Zillebeke
Hooge Crater Museum is a privately owned World War I museum. Hooge Castle is just east of the museum. Its life-sized reconstructions of war scenes and the expansive collection of weaponry, artillery, and imagery makes this museum worthwhile to visit.
Bellewaerde theme park and zoo
This 133-acre park is particularly famous for its many animals and its attention to thematic detail. The kids, however, will never be able to get enough of all the fun that awaits.
National Cycling Museum in Roeselare
The museum is dedicated to the history of the bicycle and bike racing. It officially opened its doors to the public on March 27, 1998 in the old arsenal fire department in Polish Square (i.e. the Polenplein).
A multitude of bike routes, footpaths, and dirt trails
This is "the" best district, by far, for enjoying the open nature, with its multitude of footpaths, lined bike paths, and green zones.
There are various local specialties such as witch beer, Passchendaele cheese, etc.
In a 2 km stretch, you have dozens of restaurants, eateries, and cafes including Béus, the antique cheese factory, the Merlijn, Nonnebos, Reutel, Dreve, D’akkerwinde, den Doel, Polygone, and many more.
Plenty of other information on the surrounding area is available in the vacation home.