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The Ysertower


During the 11th Yser pilgrimage in 1930, the First Ysertower was inaugurated. It was a 50 metre high decoration for all the Flemish soldiers that were killed during the first world war. “Never again war”, was written in four languages on the stone sides of the tower. In 1946 the tower was exploded. A new Ysertower from 84 meters high, consisting of 22 floors, was opened in 1965. The building is used as a museum about WW I and WW II and offers a unique panoramic sight on Diksmuide and the Yser plain.

Opening Hours

January - February - March - October - November - December:
Daily from 9am until 5pm
On Saturday, Sunday en holidays: from 10am until 5pm

April - May - June - July - August - September:
Daily from 9am until 6pm On Saturday, Sunday en holidays: from 10am until 6pm

three weeks after Christmas Holidays (also on December 24th, 25th, 26th and 31st and on January 1st and 2nd)


IJzerdijk 49, 8600 Diksmuide

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