Belgium, Flanders, West Flanders, Ieper
- +32 57 21 72 82
- Start March - Mid November (All year for motorhomes).
Alan Rogers Review
Lying on the southern fringe of medieval Ypres, this is a convenient spot from which to explore the town's history, inextricably linked to the Great War, perhaps starting at the elegant central square with its Cloth Hall, largely rebuilt after 1918, and the moving In Flanders Fields Museum. A footpath leads you straight into the town.
Camping Jeugdstadion is a small municipal site that has had a substantial facelift in recent years. It is well maintained, clean and neat and has 40 touring pitches, 18 of which are hardstands, all with 10A electricity, plus a separate grassy area for 70 tents. There's an adjacent small nature reserve, and trees are dotted around, providing shade in high summer. The site entrance barrier links to the automated booking system, so even when there are no staff on-site, it is still possible to gain access at the 24-hour reception. This also allows all-year use by motorhomes.
This is a very popular site due to its proximity to many war memorials and the centre of Ieper. At the end of Leopold III Laan (10 minutes walk) is the Menin Gate. Built in 1927, it bears the names of British and Commonwealth soldiers who lost their lives between 1914-1918. The last post is sounded beneath the gate at 20.00 every evening in their honour. The interactive museum entitled The Flanders Experience, in the Cloth Hall, is a moving experience. The Commonwealth War Graves Commission is a little further away in Elverdingestraat. In mid August each year, there is a festival for young people in the town, when the campsite is usually fully booked.
The heated sanitary block has some washbasins in cubicles and free hot showers. One toilet with accessible facilities. Three sinks for dishwashing outside. Motorhome services. Bicycle hire. Free WiFi in reception.
From N336 (Lille) at roundabout by Lille Gate, turn left on Picanolaan and first right into Leopold III Laan. Jeugdstadion entrance is on right. Use roadside parking and book in at the Kantine inside the gates. Alternatively go to the vehicle gate and walk through site to reception.
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