Tourism in and around Heuvelland and Ypres

Tourism is very popular in our region. Click on one of the links below for a nice trip in Heuvelland, Ypres and surroundings and Northern France.

Organise a wine or beer tasting, look for sports and games, take a relaxing walk or bike ride, get your mountain bike off your stable, take a donkey or horse walk, take part in remembrance tourism around "The Great War", a trip to one of the art cities (Bruges, Ghent, Lille), ... .

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Our Tips: What to do in and around Hostellerie Mont Kemmel ?

Tip: Be sure to check out our separate website www.top.vlaanderen . There you will get an overview of more than 170 beautiful / interesting locations to visit (including more than 170 beautiful panoramic photos of those locations), both in the immediate vicinity of our hotel and within a radius of say 100 km.

Tip: Groups and families can plan their outings in Heuvelland with the help of this brochure "Group and family outings" of the Tourist Office of Heuvelland.

Do you need assistance with the organisation of your stay ? Contact us via our contact form or send us an e-mail via info@montkemmel.be .


General tourism information sources:

Wine domains Heuvelland / Ypres:

In and around Heuvelland many regional specialities and wines are available (regional products). You can buy the wines directly from the various domains.
In and around Heuvelland many regional specialities and wines are available (regional products). You can buy the wines directly from the various domains.
When you do the 7 kilometer long hike around the Kemmelberg (which runs in a circleHostellerie Mont Kemmel ), you will come across a very varied landscape. You will also pass by the winery "De Monteberg".
When you do the 7 kilometer long hike around the Kemmelberg (which runs in a circleHostellerie Mont Kemmel ), you will come across a very varied landscape. You will also pass by the winery "De Monteberg".

"Estaminets" with typical interior, extensive beer menu, ... and very popular in northern France, among others. We can't list everyone here. Here are some:

The region between Heuvelland and the French town of Cassel is dotted with so-called "Estaminets": brown cafés where you can taste the local beers or picon or go for another regional product (cheese, potjevleesch, ...). You haven't really visited the region if you haven't even been inside such an estaminet.
The region between Heuvelland and the French town of Cassel is dotted with so-called "Estaminets": brown cafés where you can taste the local beers or picon or go for another regional product (cheese, potjevleesch, ...). You haven't really visited the region if you haven't even been inside such an estaminet.

Local tourism and nature guides for Heuvelland, Ypres and the Westhoek:

UNESCO World Heritage - things you just must have seen have seen:

  1. The Vauban Fortresses (Ypres, Bergues...)
  2. The Belforts (Ypres, Calais, Belle, ...)
  3. Historic centre Bruges
  4. Nord mining basin - Pas de Calais
  5. Flemish beguinages (Bruges, Diksmuide and Kortrijk)
  6. Our Lady's Cathedral (Tournai)

The Great War:

Other larger attractions frequently visited by our guests:

The cities of Poperinge, Ypres, Veurne, ... are well worth a visit.
Lille (Lille), Bailleul (Belle), Cassel, Saint-Omer, Dunkerque (Dunkirk) and the 7 valleys (la vallée de l'Authie, ...) in northern France are also worth a visit.

Nearby Ypres is a "must visit". Every evening at 20h punctually at the Menin Gate the Last Post is blown. The organisation of this daily commemoration is in the hands of the Last Post Association. Respect!
Nearby Ypres is a "must visit". Every evening at 20h punctually at the Menin Gate the Last Post is blown. The organisation of this daily commemoration is in the hands of the Last Post Association. Respect!

See also the 360° photo of the Menin Gate on 360cities.net .

The Ypres cloth halls (with its Belfry) and cathedral are impressive. Definitely worth a visit. Don't forget to visit the "In Flanders Field" museum if you are there.
The Ypres cloth halls (with its Belfry) and cathedral are impressive. Definitely worth a visit. Don't forget to visit the "In Flanders Field" museum if you are there.

A few links to help you on your way:

Tourism in Heuvelland, Ypres and nearby cities and towns:

  • www.toerismeheuvelland.be - Tourist Office 057 45 04 55
  • www.toerismepoperinge.be - Tourist Office 057 34 66 76
  • www.toerismeieper.be - Tourist Office 057 23 92 20
  • www.mesen.be - Tourism Messines 057 22 17 14
  • www.toerisme-veurne.be - Tourist Office 058 33 55 31
  • www.toerismekortrijk.be - Tourism Kortrijk 056 27 78 40
  • www.visitbruges.be - Tourism Bruges 50 44 46
  • visit.gent.be - Ghent Tourist Office 09 266 56 60

Tourism in the North of France:

More than enough information about tourism in Heuvelland and Ypres, right ? 😉