Ypres (/ˈiːprə/; French pronunciation: [ipʁ]; Dutch: Ieper, pronounced [ˈipər]) is a Belgian municipality located in the Flemish province of West Flanders. Though Ieper is the official name, the city's French name, Ypres, is most commonly used in English. The municipality comprises the city of Ypres and the villages of Boezinge, Brielen, Dikkebus, Elverdinge, Hollebeke, Sint-Jan, Vlamertinge, Voormezele, Zillebeke, and Zuidschote. Together, they are home to about 34,900 inhabitants. During the First World War, Ypres was the centre of intense and sustained battles between German and Allied forces. During the war, because the British troops had trouble pronouncing its name, they nicknamed the city "Wipers".Wikipedia
A place in Belgium, Ypres is an interesting place to visit, given its unique culture, history and character. A gripping city on its own right, Antwerp also deserves a visit. Attractions in Antwerp include Antwerp Central Station, Mas - Museum Aan De Stroom, Cathedral Of Our Lady. Also, to reach Ypres, you'll have to take a flight to Antwerp; so its not really a detour. And even if it is, the city is worth paying at least a quick visit. A holiday in Ypres can generally be of 1-2 days.
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