The 10 Best Things to Do in Heuvelland, Belgium

December 27, 2017 Joeann Galban

Heuvelland is a municipality located in the Belgian province of West Flanders. The municipality comprises the villages of Dranouter, Kemmel, De Klijte, Loker, Nieuwkerke, Westouter, Wijtschate and Wulvergem. Heuvelland is a thinly populated rural municipality, located between the small urban centres of Ieper and Poperinge and the metropolitan area of Kortrijk-Lille along the E17. On 1 January 2006 Heuvelland had a total population of 8,217. The total area is 94.24 km² which gives a population density of 87 inhabitants per km². The name heuvelland is Dutch meaning "hill country", as the municipality is characterized by the different hills on its territory.
Restaurants in Heuvelland

1. Bayernwald

Voormezelestraat, Heuvelland, Belgium +32 57 45 04 55
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4 based on 81 reviews

Bayernwald

Reviewed By Richard S - Longmont, Colorado

I'm spoiled. I've tramped through the most realistic authentic it's still 1915 trenches in France. Bullets and shrapnel still littering the ground. So these German trenches were manicured reconstructed. Ok for older folks but disappointing for me. It was a parklike setting, so the battle and misery is lost. And theres a trench fee you pay in ypres. Save up and visit the Vosges Battlefields in Alsace. You'll be disappointed in everything else.

2. Commandobunker Kemmel

Lettingstraat 64, Dranouter, Heuvelland 8951, Belgium +32 57 45 04 55
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4.5 based on 22 reviews

Commandobunker Kemmel

Reviewed By folker_lamote - Roeselare, Belgium

This bunker is not just an exhibition, it is as if you are entering the past. Will be greatly appreciated by anyone who lived the cold war, but equally for children. I would recommend taking the guided tour, because it takes you to places where others cannot come.

3. Monument Aux Soldats Francais

Kemmelbergweg, Kemmel, Heuvelland 8958, Belgium
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4 based on 29 reviews

Monument Aux Soldats Francais

Reviewed By Snailkite - Northern Virginia

The French Monument at Mount Kemmel is a well known and recognized memorial, mainly because of the regal statue of a subdued and mournful "Victory" by sculptor Adolphe Masselot. The monument recognizes the bravery and sacrifice of French soldiers who served in Belgium from 1914 - 1918. One should not visit the Ypres region without visiting "The Angel."
The memorial towers nearly 18 meters tall and stands upon the location where French soldiers held the line against the German invaders from 1914-1918. In 1918 a strong German assault took Mount Kemmel by brute force, arraying three and a half divisions against the single French division. At the foot of Kemmel, below the French Monument, is an ossuary in which lie the remains of 5,000 French soldiers in a mass grave. In late 1918 Mount Kemmel was regained by the Allies, assisted by fresh American troops.
While visitors may contemplate the horrors of WWI, the beauty and genius of Masselot's sculpture will captivate the viewer. What price victory, when the goddess Victory herself mourns the outcome?

4. Lettenberg Bunkers

Lokerstraat, Kemmel, Heuvelland, Belgium
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4 based on 24 reviews

Lettenberg Bunkers

Reviewed By Niall F - Camberley

These are British bunkers from the Great War that were constructed in the spring of 1917, by the 175th Tunnelling CompanyR.E., who had been digging to create underground headquarters here for some months before that. There are four bunkers, including a first aid post which has a red cross painted on the wall, and a command post located at the far end. There are information boards outside the bunkers.

5. Cafe Boutique

Polenlaan 4, Kemmel, Heuvelland 8956, Belgium
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5 based on 8 reviews

Cafe Boutique

Reviewed By Dot H - Chichester, United Kingdom

Such a great bar. Lovely decor, plenty of comfortable Seating with fabulous sun Terrace at rear for warm summer days. The owner Peiter and his partner have done a great job. Very friendly and welcoming. There's a huge choice of Belgian beers. No other better place to spend your evenings. Kemmel is a great place to stay also.

6. Bezoekerscentrum Het Heuvelland

Sint-Laurentiusplein 1, Kemmel, Heuvelland 8956, Belgium +32 57 45 04 55
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4.5 based on 6 reviews

Bezoekerscentrum Het Heuvelland

Reviewed By NZfour - Christchurch, New Zealand

Visited here with a tour group. Watched an interesting movie about the tunnelling in English. Great displays, maps and artefacts.

7. Pool of Peace

Heuvelland, Belgium
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4.5 based on 8 reviews

Pool of Peace

Reviewed By Snailkite - Northern Virginia

Also known as the Lone Tree Crater, the crater was created when the British detonated their largest mine (one of many) in June 1917, launching the Battle of Messines. Over the many years the crater has filled and is now a pond.
The peaceful pond and surrounding trees are in stark contrast to what would have been the horror of the battle. If one did not know the history of the site it appears the same as any wetland sanctuary. There are signs explaining the history of the location, and one can walk the perimeter of the pond outside of the trees. If journeying to or away from Ypres it is an easy stop on your way.

8. Klein Rijselhoek

Galooiestraat, Heuvelland, Belgium +32 809 614 359
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4.5 based on 5 reviews

Klein Rijselhoek

Reviewed By Tom V - Harelbeke, Belgium

De eigenaar praat met veel enthousiasme over zijn lekkere wijn. Enig minpuntje is dat je niet echt rondloopt op het terrein. Zijn uitleg is soms ook iets te technisch, waardoor hij me kwijt was. Al bij al wel een aanrader en chapeau voor het harde werk dat die man doet op zijn land.

9. Wijngoed Monteberg

Smijterstraat 4a, Dranouter, Heuvelland 8951, Belgium +32 479 64 72 30
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4.5 based on 4 reviews

Wijngoed Monteberg

Reviewed By kerckhofj - London, United Kingdom

We did a winedegustation with family.
It was really well organised, the owner explained everything very clearly and could answer all our questions.
It was very nice to see how wine is being brewed in Belgium, and the explanation about how the different materials of the ground change the taste of the grapes was good to know.
Interesting and fun to do.

10. Lindenhoek Chalet Military Cemetery

Gremmerslinde, Heuvelland 8956, Belgium
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5 based on 4 reviews

Lindenhoek Chalet Military Cemetery

Reviewed By Laurence B - Durham, United Kingdom

This part of Flanders is full of Cemeteries large and small containing the remains of those who gave their lives in the cause of liberty.
Lindenhoek is one such, unremarkable in that it is maintained as simply and as beautifully as every other military cemetery: a fitting resting place for brave men.
This one just happens to be place of repose of my uncle, 7/3341 Pte. Charles Thomas Bell, DLI.
Should you happen to visit your ancestor here, please spare a thought for his comrades, also.
With grateful thanks to the Belgian people and the staff of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

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