The history of Ypres is one steeped in warfare. Sitting at the corner of Belgium near the French border, the city has seen many battles from its days as a Roman settlement to the First World War. Once a flourishing trade center during the Middle Ages, Ypres, or Ieper, is wrapped in an amalgam of Flemish and French influences, evident in its cathedrals, memorials, and government buildings.
Home to more than 30,000 residents, Ypres has a perpetual air of somberness, with its plethora of War-era structures. However, that doesn’t mean it has lost all of its vibrancy. Aside from the bustling Grote Markt, the city is also home to Het Sas in Boezinge, one of the oldest breweries in Belgium. Every year, locals celebrate the Ypres Westhoek Rally, where canoe polo players shine, and Kattenstoet, a parade dedicated to the city’s fallen felines.
With its tumultuous history and traditional European charm, Ypres is a city not to be missed while in Belgium. If you find yourself itching to discover its rich heritage, here are 10 Airbnb vacation rentals to check out in the area.
Located in the nearby town of Koksijde, this coastal property has a view that can calm any visitor to the city of Ypres. Situated on the third floor, this modern studio apartment has breathtaking views of the sea, a fully equipped kitchen, and a cozy lounge area, just right for three guests to hang around and watch TV.
The train station and coastal tram stop are only a few meters away from the building. Also located nearby is the pedestrian promenade, perfect for casual afternoon strolls and morning jogs along the beach.
Moderne studio with seaview.Koksijde, Flanders, Belgium
Top guest reviewsthe view out of the room was greatdirks apartment has a lovely view on the seasidewe brought our own towels and complete bedding as agreed before and had comfortable nights in the cupboard-bedreally nice stay in dirk's apartment the localisation is perfect and the view is incrediblea posh compact apartment with a super view we enjoyed our stayevetything was clean the bed is goodeverything perfect and clean as describedwe hade a perfect stay at dirk's apartment which was clean and in perfect statethe studio is ultra clean and well equippedeverything was perfect clean and renovated
Host:the host answered all of my questions beforehand in a very kind waydirk was very helpful available and ensured that everything went smoothlywe were always in contact via the airbnb message box and he was very responsivedirk was always responsive to our requestsdirk answers always very fast and hes seems to be very kindRead more reviewsapartment location is really nicea very cosy comfortable studio in a great locationthis is actually very close to st iselbad tram stop with some lovely places and great beechesthe location is great - the beach and amenities are within easy walking distancedirk's studio is in an ideal location on the seafront near the tram stop with beautiful sea views
Cozy and bright, this house is truly a Belgian home away from home. Located five minutes from the city center and 30 minutes from the coast, this property offers guests the delights of Ypres right outside their doorstep.
The house contains one spacious room, which up to two people can accommodate. There is also a common room, garden, and kitchenette, which guests are free to use. Every morning, a free meal is provided for you to properly start the day. If you want to explore the neighborhood on two wheels, there are also bicycles available for rent. But, if long trips are your thing, the train station is only a few minutes away.
Cosy, spacious room, breakfast included !!!Ieper, Vlaams Gewest, Belgium
Top guest reviewsin the morning i got an excellent breakfast – absolutely hotel standardhilde has thought of everything from a welcome drink to tea in your own private kitchen to bath robesi was also very impressed with the breakfast spread hilde put onwe had a lovely room and a really useful area to make a drinkthe bed was wonderfully comfortable and the room warm and welcomingimpeccably clean and very spaciousclean quiet and private accommodationa warm welcome to a very clean and tidy housethe house was very clean n so comfortableamazing quality superbly clean incredible value
Host:lovely hosts and fantastic accommodationshilde is a wonderful hosthilde was a great hosthilde is a wonderful hosthilde is a wonderful hostRead more reviewslocation is central we spent a lovely evening in ieperhilde's place was ideal for our overnight stayapproximately one mile pleasant walk to ypres centreas close as you will get to enjoying the warmth of being back in the family homethe neighbourhood is very quiet and easy access by public transport close to shops and town centre
Situated in the middle of Flanders Fields in Zonnebeke, this lodge provides guests with the pleasant luxury of wide open spaces. This bed and breakfast, located near the highway, is a great starting point for exploring not only Ypres but also Passendale, Brugge, and the coast.
The ground floor loft, equipped with a double bed and sofa bed, can accommodate up to four people and has a nice view of the garden. Mornings at this property are always extra special and it’s not only because of the stunning sunrise. Over breakfast, guests are also given the chance to learn more about the region’s rich history.
B&B Patricia's Lodge - ZonnebekeZonnebeke, Flanders, Belgium
Top guest reviewsgreat views awesome breakfast and lots of ww1 flanders tourist tips that can be providedthe room is beautiful and private with a lovely view over the gardeneverything is as described and the breakfast was amazinga nice surprise as so many air b&b do not offer breakfastbreakfast was good and nice garden to enjoy a coffee afterwardslovely clean houseclean quite and so so comfortablecleanliness of the property was outstandingadditionally the house is extremely clean and the breakfast is awesomethe room is private spacious clean and very well appointed
Host:the hosts were extraordinary nicethey were such great hostshosts very welcoming and helpfuleasy hosts to connect withamazing hospitality the hosts couldn’t do enough for youRead more reviewsideal location just a short distance from ypresgreat location in the heart of flandersbeautiful location that feels rural but is a short drive to ieperfor me it was the best location in the regionthe location is excellent quiet but only a short drive to the menin gate
Built in 1921, this fascinating two-bedroom house provides guests with a taste of vintage Ypres life. Located near the old city walls and a sprawling park, the property itself has a medieval air, that can peak the interest of history buffs and weary travelers alike.
The house, although incorporated with modern elements, has retained much of its original furnishings and decor. One double bed, a sofa bed, a kitchen and a bathroom are at the disposal of up to four guests. Outside, there is a small courtyard, just right for simple breakfasts or afternoon tea. If you want to explore the city, the marketplace and public transport are only a few minutes away.
Charming house in center of YpresYpres, Flanders, Belgium
Top guest reviewsboth kitchen & living are nice to sitwe had a comfortable stayhaving a toilet on the top floor would have been appreciated but had a great timevery clean and adequately equippedclean tidy and well equippedrecommend this property; very clean & tidythe house was beautiful and impeccably cleanimmaculately clean it gives you a homely feeling you will appreciate
Host:he was helpful with advicehosts are very accommodating highly recommendedwonderful apartment with great hostsbernard was the perfect hostbernard is a superb host he answers all questions and queries quicklyRead more reviewsgreat location to walk into the central squaregreat location with good parkinglocation was great close to city walls and menin gatesuper house in great location in ypreslocation outstanding: easy to walk to the square or the menin gate
Nestled in a countryside near Ypres, the coast and the French city of Lille, this farmhouse is a charming window into the traditional European way of life. Located close to the village, this property is great for those looking for authentic Belgian bakeries and shops. There are also bicycles for rent, if you don’t want to explore the neighborhood on foot.
The house, elegantly decorated with rustic elements, contains four bedrooms, six beds, one bathroom and two kitchens. Although some areas are off-limits to guests, the provided rooms are large enough to accommodate up to eight guests. If you’re not in the mood to lounge around, access to public transport is fairly close to the area.
Bâtiments de ferme à la campagne.Heuvelland, Vlaanderen, Belgium
Top guest reviewsregine's house is comfortable with plenty of spacequiet safe comfortable beds hot showers good internet and always a warm friendly smile from regineaccommodation is basic but clean and comfortable and great valuethe property was clean and spacious and sufficient for our 3 day stayher house is large very clean and offered us plenty of privacyhouse was clean and great value for the moneythe stay was comfortable and clean
Host:lovely and helpful hostregine was a lovely host and very welcomingregine was very helpful and attentiveshe is a wonderful and respectful hostthank you for being such a fabulous hostRead more reviewslovely location and helpful hostessgreat location for ypres which is only a 10 minute drivevery good location to visit ypreslocation ideal for scenic stay not too far from the main townsexcellent location very close to ieper/ypres and many ww i sites
Modern and uniquely designed, this two-bedroom home bursts with creativity and innovation. The sleek property, located close to the marketplace, allows guests to live comfortably and in style while discovering the crafts and produce of Ypres.
The bungalow, crafted by the owners themselves, contains just enough space for four people. The living area consists of two parts: one bedroom with two single beds and another room with a double bed. Outside, there is a small breathing space, where guests are free to relax and take in the surrounding nature.
TuinkamerIeper, Vlaanderen, Belgium
Top guest reviewsquality of the amenities in this garden apartment are excellentgood wifi and tv channel options awesome shower and a compact little kitchenette with microwavethe double bed is extremely comfortable and the heaters very quick and effectivealso it had a very modern bathroom with amazing showerinteresting space literally a room built in a gardenclean quite and secureit was very clean and tidya very nice place and cleannice clean accomodation best suited for families with kidsit was clean and was big enough for our family
Host:the host was very nicesteven ist a very nice hoststeven is a really gracious hoststeven was a great and communicative hosthost friendly and helpfulRead more reviewsexcellent central location really close to tourist sitesgreat location from ieper centralgreat location just 100 metres to the main squaregreat place in a great locationthis is a really interesting space and a great location to see ypres
Situated in the middle of a field, this cottage is in an area steeped in the region’s war history. But despite its past, this vacation home still manages to provide comfort to guests passing through its doors.
The spacious, two-bedroom home contains a large private garden and a cozy open living area with a kitchen. Up to four guests can make use of one double bed, a sofa bed, and a walk-in shower. If you’re not in the mood to cook, there are dining establishments close to the property. There are also walking and cycling routes nearby, just in case you want to shake off some carbs while admiring the surrounding nature.
The CroftLangemark-Poelkapelle, Vlaanderen, Belgium
Top guest reviewswifi works really welldonkeys chickens peacocks etc & even fresh eggs for our breakfastwe had a very comfortable staythe fresh eggs from the hens were a nice touch and made for a nice breakfastneat and clean apartmentbeautiful and very clean placeit is exceptionally clean and stylishthe space is clean and well donevery clean and check in was easy
Host:friendly and knowledgeable hostour hosts were wonderful peoplehosts were lovely and friendly :)the owners were also very friendlynele was a very nice hostRead more reviewsideally located to nearby historical placesthe location was great and convenient to exploring ypreslovely rural location close to ypresgreat location for ypres and brugesthe house is very central to all places of interest
Located close to the train station, city center, bars, restaurants and shops, this holiday home is a charming haven amidst the downtown bustle. Aside from being near the liveliness of Ypres, the property is also close to the French city of Lille, making it perfect for both day trips and spontaneous nights out.
The house, beautifully decked out in pastels, is fitted with dainty little touches that evoke that warm feeling of home. It contains a spacious common space with a dining area, a fully equipped kitchen, a first-floor bathroom, and two double bedrooms on the first and second floors. There is also a terrace and garden, where guests can have spirited conversations and get to know each other.
Holidayhome : Ypres Ramparts HouseIeper, Vlaanderen, Belgium
Top guest reviewsbreakfast in the courtyard was delightfuljerry’s apartment is spacious comfortable and contains all the necessary amenitieshairdryer washing supplies bathroom toiletries sweeties tea/coffeevery clean and comfortable with all amenities you would expectall good probably the most comfortable airbnb we have stayed in with proper size beds bakery on cornergood value clean spacespotlessly clean and jerry is a fantastic hostthe accommodation is superb furnishings are of the highest quality and it is spotlessly cleanthe house is spotlessly clean spacious and artfully-decorated with thoughtful touches throughoutthe house is impeccable- very clean beautifully done up and in a perfect location
Host:jerry was a really nice hosthost is very helpfuljerry is an outstanding host toojerry is a fabulous hostjerry is a very kind and considerate hostRead more reviewslocation was great toogorgeous house in a great locationgreat property in great locationgreat location and very walkable to bakeries restaurants and much morelots of shopping within easy reach in the town
Blanketed in rich history, this townhouse is situated at the entrance of a former Irish monastery. Its charming private garden, directly under the tower of the St. Jacob Church, provides a peaceful breathing space, as well as a place to hear the bells ring. The old walls of the fortresses, which can be viewed from the rooms, provide guests with a historic ambiance during evening walks and afternoon strolls.
The house offers one private room with a double bed and private bath, just right for two guests. Although there is no access to a kitchen, breakfast can be provided upon request. And, of course, there is also a wide array of bakeries and restaurants to explore nearby.
Casa Martini della CorteIeper, Vlaanderen, Belgium
Top guest reviewsthe breakfast was amazing completely filled us up and was really variedthe room was spacious clean close to town and had little extras eg tea coffee making facilitythe breakfast is outstanding and picnic pack when you head off to other parts are an added bonusthe homemade breakfast was a luxury we would happily stay again for the facilties and the good companyhad a lovely breakfast and great conversationthe whole place was incredibly clean and the bathroom was really modernthe room itself is clean spacious and very comfortablethe place is amazing too very clean nicely decoratedthe room and the bathroon were super clean and very quiettheir room is stylish super clean and very comfortable
Host:lovely place with lovely hostsvery friendly hosts and outstanding hospitalitythey were very welcoming and hospitablethe hosts were very kind and ever so helpfulhighly recommend the most outstanding hospitality and kind hostsRead more reviewslocation is excellentgreat location near the central square in ypreslocation is also the bestthe location was perfect toofab central location would definitely stay again
Located in a quiet neighborhood, surrounded by greenery, this property is a nice respite from the historic city center of Ypres. The house can accommodate up to two people and contains one double bed, a kitchen, and a bathroom. The spacious and bright living room can also be used by guests who want to lounge around after a long day.
Outside, there is a charming garden, where you can chill out and let loose. If you feel energized enough, you can always head to the city center, which is around 20 minutes away on foot.
Guest Room with private bathroom in green area!
Explore the historic delights of Ypres
Although Ypres is wrapped in tumultuous history, it still manages to provide both liveliness and comfort to travelers passing through its streets. Whether you choose to stay in a modern home or an elegant farmhouse, there is always something enriching and fulfilling waiting for you in this city of rich heritage.
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