Exploring the world one bite at a time

Category: Ypres / Ieper

Petrus: “Fresh pancakes”

We went here with friends for some coffee, tea and pancakes. The two boys really enjoyed their pancakes, which were freshly made. My tea was also very nice, accompagnied by a little chocolate easter egg.

Staff was very friendly. It was a bit chilly inside though because of the staff passing through the door to the terrace a lot to serve the people outside.

Just a nice place to take a break from visiting Wipers.

Petrus, Grote Markt 20, Ieper (Ypres) 8900, Belgium
+32 57 21 60 15

Visited March 2016. You can find my review about Petrus also on TripAdvisor. My scores: value 4/5, service 3/5, food 4/5.

Saint Martin’s Cathedral: “A place for silent reflection”

Beautiful cathedral, a must see when you are staying in Ypres. The church was rebuilt after World War I. Saint Martin’s Catheral actually is no longer a cathedral, but it still feels like one.

Saint Martin’s Cathedral, Vandenpeerboomplein, Ieper (Ypres), Belgium

Visited October 2014. You can find my review about Saint Martin’s Cathedral also on TripAdvisor.

In Flanders Fields Museum: “Recently renewed”

This museum tells the harrowing story of the first world wore which devastated the Westhoek region and destroyed numerous lives of young men, children almost. The museum uses modern technology to show the hardship of war. An absolute must see when you visit Ipres.

In Flanders Fields Museum, Grote Markt 34, Ieper (Ypres) 8900, Belgium
+32 57 23 92 20

Visited October 2012. You can find my review about In Flanders Fields Museum also on TripAdvisor.

Hotel Nicolas: “Lovely stay in the “Westhoek”

We booked a room in Hotel Nicolas and a table in Hostellerie st Nicolas to celebrate my birthday. We booked the smallest room, which was very lovely with a big and comfy bed, a big shower and a fridge with free champagne, jay! We dropped off our luggage at noon and got a little tour of the house and some explanation about the facilities.

We used the shower and the lovely bathing products (different products for men and women) before going to dinner. To get in the right mood, we drank the little bottle of champagne, which was excellent. After a copious meal at the hostellerie we returned to the hotel for a good night sleep. The hotel is situated at walking distance from the restaurant.

Breakfast was absolutely wonderful. For only 18 euro we got a multicourse meal, with homemade paté, ham, jam, cheese from the region, delicious scrambled eggs, fresh fruit salad, yoghurt, lots of bread and pastry. It was just too much. Everything was super fresh and presented with the greatest care. The lady of the house herself brought the food at our table, which made us feel very welcome.

I’m sorry to read that leysfi had a bad experience caused by the overbooking. We also booked by e-mail and had no problems whatsoever. We really enjoyed our stay here.

Hotel Nicolas
Veurnseweg 510
8906 Ieper
+32 57 20 06 22

Stayed October 2012. You can find my review about Hotel Nicolas also on TripAdvisor. My scores: value 5/5, location 4/5, sleep quality 5/5, rooms 5/5, cleanliness 5/5, service 5/5.