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Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery

Boescheepseweg 35A, Poperinge 8970, Belgium
+32 57 22 36 36
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a must see

if you are going to visit Flanders paying respects at the local War Cemetaries is a must, emotional.

Reviewed 3 days ago
mark h
Honiton, United Kingdom
Well maintained and interesting military cemetery

We stopped at quiet a few military cemeteries on our leger beer and battlefields tour. Lijssenthoek... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Boescheepseweg 35A, Poperinge 8970, Belgium
+32 57 22 36 36
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Reviewed 3 days ago

if you are going to visit Flanders paying respects at the local War Cemetaries is a must, emotional.

Thank mark h
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped at quiet a few military cemeteries on our leger beer and battlefields tour. Lijssenthoek was different in having a modern but small visitors centre. All of the military cemeteries are immaculately cared for by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission. The grave of the...More

Thank Andythebaggie
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Over 30 Chinese were buried in this cemetery which has a most informative visitor centre. War diaries recording information of those who died here can be found. Amazing discovery of Chinese sent here to support the war effort.

Thank gweeboonhiah
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I feel this place could also be fantastic. I mean so many died here through some horrific injuries. Yet the museum part is really just a smidgen of what it could be. The whispering patients is too hard to hear. Some of the guys missed...More

Thank brains15
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This cemetery is placed where there was a casualty clearing centre and hospital. The visitors centre was every informative and gives you a good understanding of another aspect of the war - the wounded. Unlike Tyne Cot, most of the graves have names and regiments....More

Thank Dot H
Reviewed 15 October 2017

Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery is enormous, moving, and beautiful. The small visitors' centre is well worth half an hour of close perusal - of the displays detailing the evacuation of wounded from the battlefields of the Great War. There are also recordings of diaries and letters...More

Thank Sussextraveller040
Reviewed 15 October 2017

One of a very many immaculate Commonwealth War Grave cemeteries in the region, this one stands out for its visitors centre. Lijssenthoek was the site for a number of Casualty Clearing Stations and military hospitals; the visitors centre offers an excellent narrative of medical support...More

Thank FiShep
Reviewed 7 October 2017

When we visited the In Flanders Fields Museum in Ieper/Ypres last year, I bought some booklets with car routes. When my wife and I went back to Halle from the Belgium coast this year we decided to make a litlle detour based on one of...More

1  Thank Jansemand
Reviewed 24 September 2017

A large group of us visited this huge cemetery. As with all the cemeteries we've seen over the last few days, they have all been kept and maintained to such a high standard. What a peaceful, poignant and at the same time such an horrific...More

Thank Scott D
Reviewed 12 September 2017

It is always difficult when one reviews such poignant places as this. All I can say is this.... This is a hugely humbling place to visit and pay respect to all of those here that gave their lives in the Great War. This was a...More

Thank Jeremy T
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William J
6 December 2015|
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Response from Stephen A | Reviewed this property |
Bill We were travelling in our own car, so can't help with the name of a tour company, but I'm sure there was a tour bus in the car park - maybe it was Battle Honours, I must admit I didn't take any notice, Another option... More
5 February 2015|
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Response from JelleW | Reviewed this property |
There is no public transport to the cemetary. You have to travel to Poperinge and then take a taxi. The address of the cemetary is: Boescheepseweg 35A