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Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery

Boescheepseweg 35A, Poperinge 8970, Belgium
+32 57 22 36 36
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Emotional return.

An emotional return to this cemetery after a visit earlier in the year. This time covered in snow... read more

Reviewed 15 December 2017
Alan M
Canvey Island

In the middle of the field, nothing around. Only birds and wind. Feels as we abandoned the boys... read more

Reviewed 14 December 2017
Juliette S
Middelkerke, Belgium
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Boescheepseweg 35A, Poperinge 8970, Belgium
+32 57 22 36 36
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Reviewed 15 December 2017

An emotional return to this cemetery after a visit earlier in the year. This time covered in snow the bleak landscape hit home the hardships endured by these valiant soldiers. Laying a wreath at the grave of my brother in laws great uncle was particularly...More

Thank Alan M
Reviewed 14 December 2017

In the middle of the field, nothing around. Only birds and wind. Feels as we abandoned the boys. Visitor's center is well done and gives very interesting information.

Thank Juliette S
Reviewed 17 November 2017

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

Thank mark h
Reviewed 10 November 2017 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 30 October 2017

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 29 October 2017 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 19 October 2017

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
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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
4 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