Tourist Information for the Ypres Salient & West Flanders

Flanders Region & West Flanders Province

Map of Belgium showing Flanders region.

Flanders (Vlaanderen), also known as the Flemish Region (Vlaams Gewest), forms the region and community in the northern part of Belgium. The Flanders region is split into five provinces. The western-most province is West Flanders (West-Vlaanderen). This is the area where the Belgian coast, Yser and Ypres Salient battlefields are located.

Tourist information is available online or from tourist offices in the battlefield areas to help visitors to discover the rich culture and history of West Flanders. There are lots of things to see and do in the area to complement a visit to the First World War battlefields.

Flanders Tourism Online

365 Discovery Days


Eupedia Belgium Travel Guide

Website: West Flanders Province

Loneley Planet

Website: Belgium/Flanders

Visit Flanders


Heuvelland Tourist Office

The area of Heuvelland in the south of West-Flanders comprises wooded hills affording great views and 8 villages: De Klijte, Dranouter, Kemmel, Loker, Westouter, Wijtschate, Wulvergem and Nieuwkerke.

Address: Heuvelland Tourist Office, Bergstraat 24, 8950 Heuvelland (Kemmel)

Telephone: +32 (0)57 45 04 50



Messines / Mesen: Tourist Office

The Messines/Mesen Tourist Office is situated on the market place close to the band stand.

Guided tours for groups (min 15 persons) can also be arranged in the weekend and out of office hours. Please contact the tourist office for more information.

Opening Hours

Tourist Office of Messines, Markt 22, 8957 Messines

Telephone: +32 (0)57 22 17 14

Fax: +32 (0)57 48 65 63



Poperinge: Tourist Office

Opening Hours

Address: Toerisme Poperinge, Grote Markt 1, 8970 Poperinge

Telephone: +32 (0)57 - 34 66 76

Fax: +32 (0)57 - 33 57 03



Ypres / Ieper: Visitor Centre for Ypres

The Ypres Visitor Centre is located in the Cloth Hall in the centre of Ypres.

See our page about the Visitor Centre for more information and a link to the Visitor Centre website:

Visitor Centre for Ypres and the Westhoek (Tourist Office)

Zonnebeke: Tourist Information Centre

Opening Hours

Open weekdays 09.00 - 12.00 and 13.00 to 16.00 hours.

Address: Langemarkstraat 8 - 8980 Zonnebeke

Telephone: +32 (0)51 48 00 60

Fax: +32 (0)51 78 07 40



Useful Links for the Westhoek Region

Related Topics

Visiting the Ypres Salient

See our introductory page about visiting the battlefields of the Ypres Salient. There are links to our pages for the places to visit and sights to see, such as military cemeteries, memorials and preserved battlefield sites:

The Ypres Salient Battlefields

Accommodation on the Ypres Salient Battlefields

Accommodation on the Ypres Salient Battlefields