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Museum Aan de Ijzer

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Yser tower memorial with Pax Gate (Gate of Peace) WW1 Floating dreams exhibit

We stumbled across this lovely memorial and museum Aan de Lyjer (yser) on our way home from a day... read more

Reviewed 20 November 2018
chickandbeast
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Durham, Canada
a true experience

This is an original museum. It's a 22 store tower, and tourists first climb the tower to admire the... read more

Reviewed 19 August 2018
alessandraalex2015
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Settala, Italy
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The MUSEUM AT THE YSER is a museum with a message. This message is PEACE, FREEDOM AND TOLERANCE and the idea that violence never brings peace. You can visit the Museum at the Yser on your own, or you can do so with a guide/tower watchman. Entrance...more
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IJzerdijk 49, Diksmuide 8600, Belgium
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All reviews first world war worth a visit the ground floor several floors point of view lift takes peace monument first floor short film front line fantastic views chronological order small cafe flanders battlefields de panne two hours viewing gallery
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Reviewed 20 November 2018

We stumbled across this lovely memorial and museum Aan de Lyjer (yser) on our way home from a day out in Antwerp going home to our BnB in Hazerswoude-Dorp. The tower stand out on the landscape and you realise it is covered in figures jumping...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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aandeijzer, Comm. verantwoordelijke at Museum Aan de Ijzer, responded to this reviewResponded 11 December 2018

Dear chickandbeast Thank you for taking the time to write us this feedback! It pleases us to hear that you liked your visit at our museum and the 'Floating Dreams' project. We definitely would like to welcome you again some time. Kind regards

Reviewed 19 August 2018

This is an original museum. It's a 22 store tower, and tourists first climb the tower to admire the landscape from the terrace, then they visit the museum going down . There is also a dugout to visit. I recommend this museum to everyone interested...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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aandeijzer, communicatie at Museum Aan de Ijzer, responded to this reviewResponded 23 August 2018

Dear Alessandraalex2015 Thank you for taking the time to write us this feedback! It pleases us to hear that you liked your visit at our museum. We definitely would like to welcome you again some time. Kind regards

Reviewed 11 August 2018

After a very powerful short film, you get the lift to the 22nd floor, for a great panorama of Diksmuide, then decend a floor at a time to look at the very many artefacts of, and detailed information on, the First World War. Quite gripping,...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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aandeijzer, Communicatie at Museum Aan de Ijzer, responded to this reviewResponded 15 August 2018

Dear Michael-Aylesford Thank you for taking the the time to write this feedback! It pleases us to hear that you liked your visit at our museum.We definitely would like to welcome you again some time. Kind regards

Reviewed 6 June 2018

At the entrance to the museum there is written in several languages: " No more war" which made me smile a bit: "What a pacifist slogan". When I was leaving my only wish was: "No more war". So emotional my about 3 hours visit was....More

Date of experience: May 2018
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aandeijzer, communicatie at Museum Aan de Ijzer, responded to this reviewResponded 16 June 2018

Dear EvaF2Eva Thank you for your feedback and for understanding the message of our museum. It pleases us to hear that you liked your visit at our museum.We definitely would like to welcome you again some time. Kinds regards

Reviewed 11 April 2018

We originally planned to spend an hour here as I had not thoroughly researched the site. Upon arrival at 2:00 we ended up staying until closing - a total of 4 hours which was definitely not a regret. The place was phenominal for history information...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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aandeijzer, communicatie at Museum Aan de Ijzer, responded to this reviewResponded 16 June 2018

Dear Rhonda B Thank you for your feedback. It pleases us a lot to read that you enjoyed your visit at our museum. We would like to welcome you again some time. Kind regards

Reviewed 21 February 2018

Mum, dad, 3 boys, 10, 15 and 16. This place was a terrific place to visit, outside is spectacular, its so tall, and the way that they have laid out the exhibition was just really impressive. We got the lift to the 22nd floor, then...More

Date of experience: February 2018
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aandeijzer, communicatie at Museum Aan de Ijzer, responded to this reviewResponded 3 April 2018

Dear PhilMcKeown Thank you for your feedback. It pleases us to hear that you liked your visit at our museum.We definitely would like to welcome you again some time. Kinds regards responsable communication

Reviewed 30 December 2017 via mobile

Very Nice view drop the top of the tower. It's easy to climb the tower because there is an elevator inside. Very nice museum too.

Date of experience: December 2017
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aandeijzer, communicatie at Museum Aan de Ijzer, responded to this reviewResponded 16 June 2018

Dear Foeke V Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review. It pleases us a lot to read such kind and positive review on our museum. We would like to welcome you again some time. Kind regards

Reviewed 25 November 2017 via mobile

This museum and tower are worth a visit. Very detailed museum that spans several floors in the tower. Fantastic views from the towers top. This was one of the most interesting places I visited on my trip to Belgium.

Date of experience: November 2017
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aandeijzer, communicatie at Museum Aan de Ijzer, responded to this reviewResponded 3 April 2018

Dear Hsmithjr Thank you for taking the time to write a feedback. It pleases us to hear you liked your visit at our museum. We would like to welcom you again some time! Kind regards res. Communication

Reviewed 14 November 2017 via mobile

Firstly this museum is based in an extremely interesting tower providing excellent views from the top. A lift takes you to the top viewing gallery then you walk down through the many floors of the museum. The first section deals comprehensively with WW1. The next...More

Date of experience: September 2017
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aandeijzer, communicatie at Museum Aan de Ijzer, responded to this reviewResponded 3 April 2018

Dear Ferretreg Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review. It pleases us a lot to read such kind and positive review on our museum. We would like to welcome you again some time. Kind regards responsable communication

Reviewed 25 October 2017 via mobile

A huge museum full if interesting displays and details about the war in this area. The displays are carefully thought out and vividly show how this area was affected by war. It's an intriguing and thought-provoking few hours visit.

Date of experience: October 2017
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aandeijzer, communicatie at Museum Aan de Ijzer, responded to this reviewResponded 16 June 2018

Dear Helen G Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review. It pleases us a lot to read such kind and positive review on our museum. We would like to welcome you again some time. Kind regards responsable communication

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Response from Wendy R | Reviewed this property |
There some parts of the museum that a 7 year old may find upsetting especially if they read the descriptions of articles. The nearby trenches are fine to walk round. The ones we walked were renovated trenches from WW2. We... More
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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
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