We will be in Ieper for 2 nights in January. Current plans are:
Monday 14th Jan - later afternoon arrival (train from Cologne) wander round town to get our bearings
Tuesday 15th Jan full day visiting some WW1 sites that have significance to both our families - including the NZ Memorial at the British New Buttes Ceremony to find my gt uncle's name, and lunch at Anzac Rest. I've booked a private/custom tour because many of the sites that regular tours visit have no personal connection for us.
Wednesday 16th Jan - explore a bit more of the town return to Cologne (mid day train)
We want to attend the Last Post ceremony - but don't think we would bo both nights. Are either 14th or 15th likely to be more/less crowded, special dates (to go)?
Should we have dinner before or after? Are there plenty of restaurants open for an 8.30pm dinner? or should we have a meal before the ceremony? The 15th is my birthday so we would prefer something a bit leisurely rather than having to rush to be finished by 7.50pm.
many thanks in advance