Flanders Fields

Church of Our Lady, Zonnebeke

 

8 June 2020 until 31 May 2021

Huib Hoste and modernism

Feniks 2020 - wederopbouw van de Westhoek - De Groote Oorlog - WO I - Flanders FieldsLet architect Huib Hoste show you around in the Church of Our Lady in Zonnebeke. He tells the special story of his unique creations in a generally traditional reconstruction after the devastation of the First World War.

Hoste's innovative, modernist conception of reconstruction did not appeal to everyone in Zonnebeke. For example, his plan for a new town hall was not carried out and Father Lammens is cutting corners with the interior of the church. Thanks to Virtual Reality you can discover what Hoste thought the interior of the church should have looked like. You will also learn more about his designs in the municipality and the region. After the exhibition, you can visit the church tower where a viewing box on the top floor shows 3D photos of the rebuilt Zonnebeke.

Climb the tower and discover how the history of the region has changed the landscape in the exhibition 'A Scarred Landscape'. The climb will reward you with a phenomenal view over the surrounding countryside.

Infoboxes in Zonnebeke, Passendale (Passchendaele), Beselare, Geluveld and Zandvoorde) tell you the story of the reconstruction in that area.

Church of Our Lady
Roeselarestraat 1
8980 Zonnebeke
T. +32 51 77 04 41
info@passchendaele.be 

Opening hours

The church is open daily from 9 am to 5 pm. Last entrance at 4 pm. Not accessible on Sundays from 10.30 am to 11.30 pm.
From 11/15/20, the church will be closed at 4 pm and this until the end of March 2021.

The church tower is open daily from 9 am to 6 pm. Last entrance at 4.30 pm.  Annually closed from 16 December until the 1st of February.

Prices

The church:

  • Access is free
  • Visit with a guide
    - Guides must be requested at least 4 weeks in advance by sending an email to reservaties@zonnebeke.be.
    - Price: € 70, max. 25 pers., duration: 1,5h.

The church tower: 

  • Access is free with ticket
  • Tickets for individual visitors can be reserved at the reception of the tourist information centre or online.
  • Group reservations (from 15 persons on) are possible via email to booking@passchendaele.be. (Indication of date, hour, group name and number of persons.)
  • Visit with a guide:
    - Guides must be requested at least 4 weeks in advance by sending an email to reservaties@zonnebeke.be.
    - Price: € 70, max. 25 pers., duration: 1,5h.

Due to the coronavirus opening hours and timetables of businesses may deviate. When in doubt, contact the business directly.