Attractions

Combine a visit to the Long Max Museum with several tourist attractions and points of interest in Koekelare.

Koekelare is for residential tourism an ideal location to explore the region and flanders fields.

Long Max Museum

Long Max Museum

Site Lange Max → 10 meter

First World War museum on the German occupation and the former biggest cannon in the world.

Clevenstraat 2
8680 Koekelare

Artillery platform

Artillery platform Long Max

LMM → 300 meter

Impressive artillery platform of the Long Max gun or the Battery Pommern, which bombarded Dunkirk and Ypres.

Clevenstraat 2
8680 Koekelare

Hovaere windmill

Hovaere windmill

LMM → 2.7 km

Stone windmill which was used by the Germans as observation post.

Crossing Hovaerestraat and Wulfaertdijk
8680 Koekelare

House Proot

House Proot

LMM → 2.8 km

Restored doctor's home in eclectic style in the center of Koekelare. Also consider walking to the back in the beautiful garden.

Noordomstraat 2
8680 Koekelare

(+32) 051/58 92 01
info@koekelare.be

Oosthofpark

Oosthofpark

LMM → 2.8 km

Park with reconstructed motte. Some Oriental elements provide a unique character.

Prinses van Izegemdreef 3
(Parking at 'De Buidel', "Pieter Lansensstraat 4")
8680 Koekelare

(+32) 051/61 04 94
info@koekelare.be

Sala Thai

Sala Thai

LMM → 2.9 km

Oriental building that gives color to the Frenchman's square and the village center of Koekelare.

Fransmans Plein
8680 Koekelare

(+32) 051/58 92 01
info@koekelare.be

Käthe Kollwitz Museum

Käthe Kollwitz Museum

LMM → 3,1 km

Learn more about Peter Kollwitz and his mother Käthe who created the statues 'The Grieving parents'.

Our partner of Yser Front 14-18 (www.ijzerfront1418.be).

Sint-Maartensplein 15b
8680 Koekelare

(+32) 051/61 04 94
info@koekelare.be

Frenchmen Museum

Frenchmen Museum

LMM → 3.1 km

The Frenchmen Museum is a tribute to the many Flemish seasonal workers who went to France for a living.

Sint-Maartensplein 15b
8680 Koekelare

(+32) 051/61 04 94
info@koekelare.be

The Mote

De Mote

LMM → 3.1 km

Forest Park with several art elements located behind the Town Hall and cc the brewery. You walk along a fish pond to a playground.

Sint-Maartensplein 19
(Entrance next to Town Hall, parking on the market)
8680 Koekelare

(+32) 051/61 04 94
info@koekelare.be

German military cemetery

German military cemetery Vladslo

LMM → 6.2 km

On the cemetery you will find the famous images of Käthe Kollwitz: The Grieving Parents. At walking distance you will find an unique German war monument.

Houtlandstraat 3
8600 Vladslo (Diksmuide)

(+32) 051/79 30 50
toerisme@stad.diksmuide.be

Wijnendale Castle

Wijnendale Castle

LMM → 7 km

Historical domain located between Koekelare and Torhout with impressive water castle.

Oostendestraat 390
8820 Torhout

(+32) 050/22 07 70
toerisme@torhout.be

RAM Oudenburg

RAM oudenburg photo via ram-oudenburg.be

LMM → 7.8 km

Roman Archaeological Museum Oudenburg

Marktstraat 25
8460 Oudenburg

(+32) 059/56 84 00
ram@oudenburg.be

The Trench of Death

The Trench of Death Diksmuide

LMM → 12.5 km

Of heavenly Ysershore to hellish moat of death, of sandbags to concrete walls, from human to cannon fodder.

Our partner of Yser Front 14-18 (www.ijzerfront1418.be).

IJzerdijk 65
8600 Diksmuide

(+32) 051/50 53 44
toerisme@stad.diksmuide.be

Museum at the Yser

Museum at the Yser

LMM → 13 km

Breathtaking panorama of Flanders Fields, towering and enduring memories of the Yser Front.

Our partner of Yser Front 14-18 (www.ijzerfront1418.be).

IJzerdijk 49
8600 Diksmuide

(+32) 051/50 02 86
info@aandeijzer.be

Westfront

Westfront Nieuwpoort

LMM → 16 km

Located under the King Albert-I-Monument, at the Goose leg, this is the perfect place to the inundation of the Yser plain in 1914.

Our partner of Yser Front 14-18 (www.ijzerfront1418.be).

Kustweg 2
8620 Nieuwpoort

(+32) 058/23 07 33
info@westfrontnieuwpoort.be

Visitor Centre De Blankaart

Provincial Visitor Centre De Blankaart

LMM → 16.5 km

Nature reserve and a bird and plant paradise with plenty of bird watching points.

Iepersteenweg 56
8600 Diksmuide

(+32) 051/54 52 44
deblankaart@natuurpunt.be

Free Fatherland

Free Fatherland

LMM → 22 km

'Free Fatherland' is not focused on the battlefield of the Great War but on the final section of unoccupied Belgium, the so-called Belgian Sector where King Albert I resisted the German occupying forces.

Our partner of Yser Front 14-18 (www.ijzerfront1418.be).

Grote Markt 29
8630 Veurne

(+32) 058/33 55 31
info@vrijvaderland.be

Partner Network

Long Max Museum Partner Network
Koekelare
Spaenhiers vzw
Flanders Fields 2014-18 100 Jaar Groote Oorlog
Westtoer
Province of West-Flanders
Tourism Flanders
IJzerfront 14-18
Herita Open Monumenten
2014 - 2018 100 Jahre Erster Weltkrieg Gegen Das Vergessen
2014-18 beCarto-14-18.be