Merkem and its surroundings have many historical and fun activities. These are some of them.

The Last Post

Menenstraat, 8900 Ieper,

The Last Post, every day at the Menenpoort.


In Flanders Fields Museum

Grote Markt 34, 8900 Ieper

The In Flanders Fields Museum is a modern and interactive war museum in Ypres.


De Dodengang Diksmuide

IJzerdijk 65, 8600 Diksmuide

The dead trail is a complex of preserved trenches from the first World War. It is located next to the Ijzer in the Diksmuide municipality Kaaskerke.



Gasthuisstraat 71, 8970 Poperinge

The hop Museum in Poperinge exhibits the history of the hop at the beginning of thes 13th century. The museum is located in this industrial complex where hops were weighed, inspected and stacked.


Jules Destrooper

Gravestraat 5,8647 Lo

The Jules Destrooper cookie museum. Get to know how the cookies are made.


The Longest Hour

Pateelstraat 1, 8900 Ieper

Real life escape game in Ypres.


Brouwerij de Sint-Sixtusabdij van Westvleteren

Donkerstraat 12, 8640 Vleteren

Taste the best beer in the world here! The surroundings are beautiful too.


't Madeliefje

Vijfhuizenstraat 1, 8600 Woumen

Delicious traditional ice cream in this beautiful farmhouse. Located on many cycling and walking routes. The ideal stop for a delicious ice cream on a warm summer day!


De Boot

Ieperleedijkstraat 1a, 8650 Merkem

De Boot is an organization and offers guided tours and (playful) packages around ecotourism. You can sail and stay with them, or rent the boats for meetings, receptions and team building. In the summer they live on cycling and walking tourism and their bar is open daily. You can eat your own picnic and taste their own beer! An ideal stopping point for young and old.