The First World War for beginners

Ieper, Belgium

Pengalaman dianjurkan oleh Pieter

2 jam, Dianjurkan dalam Bahasa Inggeris, Bahasa Jerman, Bahasa Perancis dan Bahasa Belanda
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We start at the centre of Ypres. From there we depart on a tour around specific landmarks of the Ypres salient of the First World War.
First up are the old fortifications of the city. Built over the course of several centuries, the fortifications around the city were formidable and are still quite relevant to the story of Ypres.
Second is the Essex Farm Cemetery to visit the field hospital bunkers and the place where the famous "In Flanders Fields" poem was written. Then onward to the Yorkshire trench and dugout. A preserved trench in the middle of an industrial zone that shows how history and society recover from such horrors.
As we continue along the frontline we come across more cemeteries of varying size, each an indication of a battle that took place in the direct vicinity, until we come to a bunker in the middle of a field. This bunker was the largest German bunker of the Ypres Salient, and together with 6 other bunkers in the area shows just how well the Germans had dug in the area. Following this bunker system we reach Houthulst, which was another German stronghold on top of one of the highest points of the area.
We finish at the German cemetery of Langemark to highlight the German side of the war, which is often overlooked.
Finally we return to the city center where the guests can continue to the In Flanders Fields museum if they wish.
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Are you booking a tour with middle- or high-school students, and you're afraid they might not be interested? I can take care of that. My experience as a high-school history teacher has showed me how to cater this information for a younger generation.
We start at the centre of Ypres. From there we depart on a tour around specific landmarks of the Ypres salient of the First World War.
First up are the old fortifications of the city. Built over the course of several centuries, the fortifications around the city were formidable and are still quite relevant to the story of Ypres.
Second is the Essex Farm Cemetery to visit the field hospital bunkers and the place where the famous "In Flan…

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I'm a quad-lingual, native English and Dutch, fluent German and French speaking Belgian with a degree in history who has over 5 years of experience teaching English, History and Geography in English immersion in the French-Belgian public school system. Every year I lead classes of 45+ teenagers through Flanders Fields and shown them pieces of history that were off the beaten path. From those classes I have experience in catering the language of the tours to different language levels. My passion for the First World War has lead me to Ypres countless times and since I got my driver's license I've shown small groups around almost monthly. I know the area well so can also cater to different styles of historical interest. I recently left a broken educational system and want to transfer my knowledge and passion to the public of all ages.
I'm a quad-lingual, native English and Dutch, fluent German and French speaking Belgian with a degree in history who has over 5 years of experience teaching English, History and Geography in English immersion in the French-Belgian public school system. Every year I lead classes of 45+ teenagers through Flanders Fields and shown them pieces of history that were off the beaten path. From those classes I have experience in catering the language of the tours to different language levels. My passion…
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We start at the center of the city. You'll immediately get that medieval feel of the area. The middle of the tour is in the countryside that used to be no-man's land but is now a thriving agricultural sector. We get to see how the farmers deal with the leftovers of the war, preserved trenches in the middle of an industrial park.
We finish the tour back in the center, with food and drink options, as well as the superb In Flanders Fields museum.

Penarafan 5.0 daripada 5 12 ulasan.

Jolande
Ogos 2021
De rondleiding was flexibel af te spreken en bijzonder leerzaam. Verrassend zijn de kleinere feiten, symbolen en andere niet-militaire zaken. En de humor van Pieter maakt het luchtig!
Nancy
Ogos 2021
Best tour guide you could ever get! Pieter is very knowledgeable, but he knows how to engage anyone and pull them into this history lesson without cheesy jokes, or sounding overly rehearsed. He’s a natural, down to earth speaker who has a gift for teaching and connecting with humans. Pieter has a true passion for his work and it shows. From my teenage son, to my 70 year old mom Pieter had both of them giving rave reviews. It’s worth the time to stop for this tour even if it’s a bit out of your way.
Marit
Ogos 2021
Wij bezochten begin augustus 2021 Ieper om ons te verdiepen in de geschiedenis van de eerste wereldoorlog. Onze gids Pieter leidde ons rond. We kwamen op bijzondere plekken en hij vertelde heel enthousiast en kundig over die "waanzinnige " oorlogstijd aldaar. Ook gaf hij ons prima tips over plaatsen, die we zeker moesten gaan bezoeken. Echt super, een aanrader.
Francis
Julai 2021
Pieter is een zeer ervaren gids. Hij geeft heel interessante info over WO1. Zonder hem was ons bezoek aan Ieper niet volledig geweest. Veel kennis opgedaan. Bedankt Pieter. Een echte aanrader.
Jeannet
Julai 2021
Je kunt natuurlijk allerlei bordjes volgen en boekjes lezen, maar het echte verhaal maakt het zoveel levendiger. Hij vertelt met veel humor en passie over alles wat zich tijdens de eerste Wereldoorlog heeft afgespeeld. Ook inspelend op onze achtergrond en interesse. Dus helemaal top!
Olivier
Jun 2021
Super expérience avec un véritable passionné! Nous avons aimé les sites très intéressants et diversifiés. Nous étions accompagnés de jeunes adultes aussi captivés que nous. Nous avons appris davantage sur la guerre dans le centre de Ypres et ses alentours. La gentillesse de notre guide, son envie de nous faire découvrir des lieux insolites et sa faculté de passer d’une langue à l’autre étaient un plus!

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