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Getting There -- Because it lies in a corner of Belgium that's awkward to reach, some visitors combine a visit to Ypres with a trip to Bruges or the nearby seacoast resorts. Trains depart hourly from Bruges. Look out for the Dutch name, Ieper, on the station name board. The trip takes around 1 hour and you may need to change trains at Kortrijk. Going by bus from Bruges is a bad option unless you have time to take in every haystack and hamlet along the way. By car from Bruges, take A17/E403 south to the Kortrijk interchange, and then A19 west; from the coast at De Panne, take N8 south.

Visitor Information -- Toerisme Ieper is in the Lakenhalle, Grote Markt 34, 8900 Ieper (tel. 057/23-92-20; fax 057/23-92-75; www.ieper.be). The office is open April to September Monday to Friday from 9am to 6pm, and weekends from 10am to 6pm; October to March, hours are Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm and weekends from 10am to 5pm.

Getting Around -- Sights in town are easily reached on foot, though if you're arriving by train you'll save time by taking De Lijn (tel. 070/22-02-00; www.delijn.be) bus no. 20 to the Grote Markt from the bus station adjoining the rail station. Taxis often are available at the rail station, or call Taxi Leo (tel. 057/20-04-13). Bicycles are available (Apr-Sept) to rent from the rail station for 9€ ($14) daily.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.