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Yser Tower

IJzerdijk 40, Diksmuide 8600, Belgium
+32 51 50 02 86
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IJzerdijk 40, Diksmuide 8600, Belgium
+32 51 50 02 86
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A massive and impressive museum and memorial of 22 floors with excellent views of the landscape from the very top.

Thank Wendy R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On our last visit to Belgium in 2015 we stated we would return and take a visit to go up the Yser Tower in Diksmuide. Entry was very reasonable and you take the lift up to the 24th floor I think it was and you...More

1  Thank Martin G
Reviewed 12 September 2017

I had seen this tower several times whilst watching the 3 Days of De Panne cycle race and had always thought that i'd go and have a look at it some day. Not having done any research about it I was pleasantly surprised at the...More

Thank Martin F
Reviewed 3 September 2017

There was quite a bit to see in this museum, which is in a tower. You take an elevator to the top and then walk down and view the exhibits. I was glad I asked some other visitors how it worked because I didn’t find...More

Thank LynetteCz
Reviewed 21 August 2017

Spent over two hours walking through this museum. As we had been to other museums regarding WW1, we sort of knew about the trench warfare and the bombings, the front line,etc. So to learn new things about Flanders, about the area and its' people, to...More

Thank Judy L
Reviewed 2 July 2017

The Yser Tower has 3 reasons to visit. First the Tower itself for it''s own history as a monument, second for the view from above, and last but not least the very good and impressive museum about WO1, and specific what happened during this war...More

Thank Ceni2014
Reviewed 25 June 2017

the entire park is well served by parking (even an electric car charger!) and a few nearby restaurants. the tower is a very unique structure and is a symbol of Flemish rights. Central to the site is the Pax Gate (Peace Gate) and its plea...More

Thank Nolinice
Reviewed 20 June 2017

One of the highlights of our Flanders cycling sortie ... ascend 22 floors in the lift, climb 2 more via the stairs for spectacular panoramic views over Flanders, then descend 22 floors of the marvellous museum on foot to fully appreciate the Belgian Western Front....More

Thank DrDarwin
Reviewed 3 March 2017 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...More

Thank Giff H
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...More

Thank Harepusen
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30 January 2016|
Response from Sharon K | Reviewed this property |
There was a lift which takes you to the very top and then we used the stairs down taking in each exhibit on each floor. I think the lift could stop at each floor which held an exhibit but it wasn't something I noticed... More