Steven Vandenbussche, Curator of the Memorial Museum Passchendaele, describes his favourite locations in Belgium. There’s something for everyone here: a restaurant, two great museums, a country walk, a cycle route and a family fun park. Oh and then you can round it all off with a trip to Steven’s favourite whiskey bar! Cheers!
The MMP17 is a museum dedicated to the horrendous bloodbath that was the Battle of Passchendaele. It displays numerous artefacts from the battle, a Dugout Experience that takes you underground into a mock-up of the British Army’s quarters, and reconstructions of trenches.
Armistice Day 1918 marked the end of the First World War. We tend to think “phew, that was that!” and believe that people could finally get “back to normal”. But to the Flemish returning to Flanders Fields, they were greeted by desolation and danger. It marked the start of a huge clear-up of the devastated landscape.