catfishmo Posted 30 May , 2015 Share Posted 30 May , 2015 I will be in Ypres area next month. I have one evening, a full day, and the following early morning there before driving on to Boulogne. My two teenage daughters will be with me who are not Great War enthusiasts. We are staying at Amfora Hotel on square in Pops. If I have to choose between Flanders Field Museum and Memorial Museum of Passchendaele, which would you recommend? Or should I try really hard to see them both? I am leaning towards the Passchendaele Museum as it apparently has numerous hands on displays and reconstructed trenches. Reviews from other visitors said both places take about 2 hours to see. Here are the other places I wanted to visit and the time I'm estimating it will take to see the site. -Hooge Crater museum (I am particularly interested in medical evacuation chain and this museum supposedly has some medical equipment. (1 hr) -Hooge Crater Cemetery (trench system to explore and WW1 ambulances) (30 min) -8 pm ceremony at Menin Gate -Poperinge Railway station (supposedly has small models of rail scenes including medical) (20 min) -Talbot House (1 hour) -Poperinge Town hall death cell (15 min) -Lijssenthoek cemetery (2-3 hours) Any suggestions what to see on what day or revisions to my time allotments for seeing each site? Unfortunately I don't think we will arrive in the area until just after 4:30--the very time these places stop selling tickets so I think the only things we can see on day 1 is death cell and Menin Gate. Any restaurant suggestions on a budget? Is it easy to find Belgian waffles in Belgium? (That's the only thing of interest about Belgium to my 17 year old daughter : ) Any suggestions for things to do unrelated to WW1 that might be of interest to two teenage girls? Thanks so much! ~Ginger Charlotte NC Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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