Visitor Centre for Ypres and the Westhoek (Tourist Office)

Visitor Centre for Ypres

The Visitor Centre for Ypres and the Westhoek is located on the ground floor of the Cloth Hall (Lakenhallen) on the market square (Grote Markt) in the centre of Ypres (Ieper). The entrance is to be found on the southern façade of the Cloth Hall.

The Visitor Centre for Ypres (Tourist Office) is located on the south façade (left side in this photo) of the Cloth Hall (the Lakenhallen) in the centre of the city of Ieper (Ypres).
The Tourist Office is located in the Cloth Hall in the centre of Ieper (Ypres).

The Visitor Centre offers advice and information on where to eat, where to stay, and what a visitor can do and see at all times of the year in this famous city and surrounding region.

There is a wide range of leaflets available with maps and suggested routes for walking, cycling and driving around the town and the Westhoek area.

A free interactive exhibition about Ypres and the wider region can be viewed with a special interactive touch-table which features First World War topics of interest.

Visitor Centre Shop

Ypres Visitors Centre shop.
Ypres Visitors Centre shop.

The shop is large and very well stocked, offering a wide variety of books, maps, postcards, CDs and other souvenirs of a visit to Ieper.

Many of the items in the shop are related to the period of the First World War.

The shop is also accessed at the end of a tour of the award-winning In Flanders Fields Museum. For information about this museum housed in the Cloth Hall go to our page at:

In Flanders Fields Museum, Ieper (Ypres)

Visitor Centre Opening Hours

The entrance to the Visitor Centre for Ypres and the Westhoek is located to the left side of the belfry on the south façade of the Cloth Hall (the Lakenhalle).
View of the belfry on the south facade of the Cloth Hall.

Summer: 1 April - mid November

Winter: mid November - 1 April

Closed

Christmas Day and New Year's Day

Events and Information on Ieper - Ypres

Visitors in the Visitor Centre for Ypres and the Westhoek.
Visitors in the Visitor Centre for Ypres and the Westhoek.

The website for Ypres and the Westhoek can provide lots of information about visiting Ieper. The website is in Dutch, French, English and German and it offers information for everything you might need to know about the city, its facilities and what it has to offer in the way of cultural events and entertainment.

Special Events in Ieper (Ypres)

Ieper Visitor Centre (Tourist Office) Contact Details

Visitor Centre for Ypres and the Westhoek.
Visitor Centre for Ypres and the Westhoek.

Visitors' Centre of Ypres (Ieper) and the Westhoek Lakenhallen (Cloth Hall)

Grote Markt

8900 Ieper

Belgium

Telephone +32 (0)57/ 239 220

Fax +32 (0)57/ 239 275

Email: toerisme@ieper.be

Websites: www.visitypres.be or www.toerisme-ieper.be or www.ieper.be

Location of Visitor Centre for Ypres (Tourist Office)

The Visitor Centre for Ypres and the Westhoek is located on the south side of the Cloth Hall, to the left of the Donkerpoort gateway which leads underneath the belfry tower.

Related Topics

About Ieper - Ypres

Early damage to the Cloth Hall (Lakenhallen) by German artillery shells from November 1914. (GWPDA)
Early damage to the Cloth Hall (Lakenhalle) by German artillery shells from November 1914.

See our pages about Ypres, an overview of its history and the sites of interest to see:

Ieper -Ypres, Belgium

The Cloth Hall (Lakenhallen)

The Visitor Centre (Tourist Office) is located inside the famous Cloth Hall of Ypres. The Cloth Hall was damaged by German artillery shelling from November 1914. By the end of the war exactly four years later is was almost completely demolished, with only the stump of the belfry tower footings remaining. For more information about this famous building go to our page at:

The Cloth Hall (Lakenhallen)

Useful Links for the Westhoek Region

Acknowledgements

Photograph of visitors in the Visitor Centre courtesy of the Visitor Centre for Ypres and the Westhoek.

(GWPDA) Photograph with grateful thanks to the Great War Primary Document Archive: Photos of the Great War.