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Address: IJzerdijk 40, Diksmuide 8600, Belgium
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World War I Battlefields Tour of Flanders from Brussels
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You can see it from far away: a great dominant of Diksmuide. The exhibition in the tower will take you back in time to the era of WW1 and WW2. I recommend to go to the top of the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 10 November 2016
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Ostrava, Czech Republic
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Diksmuide is north of Ypres 23 min. Not sure what I was supposed to see here. Monuments like the Yser Tower (IJzertoren) and the grand Gate of Peace (IJser Gate) are there....but, OK. Festival setting up when I visited. Nice to photograph but not something I would bucket list for the area.

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Bergen, Norway
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

This place is a real 'hit-you-in-the-face-with-a-brick' Since I didn't experience ww1, but only read about it, I have no idea how it was for the people or the soldiers. This place really gives you a good insight of how it was. All from the start of how the alliences in Europe was and all the way to the end of... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016

I was quite fascinated with that big tower surrounded with sandbags. Quite unique! There were a couple of monuments before it as well! One of these monuments promoted PA, or in English "Peace". There were some exhibitions outside that looked like WWI. It was quite interesting! It gave me an opportunity to realize how bad this war was! There were... More 

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Windsor, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016 via mobile

The first Yser Tower was built at Dixmude in 1928, to commemorate fallen Belgian and French soldiers in the unending battle for the River Yser. The tower was created largely through the efforts of WWI Flemish veterans with a passionate belief in the parity of the Flemish in Belgium and the promotion of Peace, Freedom and Tolerance. Overnight on 15/16... More 

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Ostrava, Czech Republic
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016

You can see it from far away: a great dominant of Diksmuide. The exhibition in the tower will take you back in time to the era of WW1 and WW2. I recommend to go to the top of the tower where you can enjoy a beautiful (and little bit windy) view on the country.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

We also visited the Trench of Death that is close by and I recomend to see them both for anyone remotely intrested in history. You start by taking the elevator up to the top of the tower which has a lovely view of the area with illustrations of how it looked during WWI. You then walk down again( it is... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

Memorial museum to remind us of the devastation of the war. Lots of information and innovative methods to get ideas across. Film on the ground floor showing without words life in the trenches. Lift takes you to the top of the tower. Don't mind the observatory at the top. The museum then takes you down the floors. Good and well... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016

great experience in the grounds of the tower and the tower itself. There is a lift and some of our party rode up and walked down to the various levels. Each floor has a specific museum aspect and it is well laid out. Particularly liked the post WW1 huts used as living accommodation in the grounds.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016 via mobile

Worthwile to visit. History . And reality mix. Also beautiful area. Reminds us that war is good for nothing.

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Thank Manuela C
Diksmuide, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2016

Impressive monument with dual purpose. Most important is to remember the Great War and all the soldiers that fought and lost their lives on Flanders Fields, but also a part of Belgian cultural history and the quest for recognition of the Flemish identity is evoked. In clear weather, the rooftop terrace offers a magnificent view of the surroundings. Free parking... More 

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