Flanders Fields

Visitors Centre 'Het Heuvelland'


8 June 2020 until 11 November 2021 

Café Pax: the return to the West Flanders Hills

With Café Pax, the atmosphere of life in the temporary housing of the post-war period is brought back to life. The attic floor of the visitors centre will be transformed into a barrack tavern in which local villagers will guide you through the region as it was in the years immediately after the First World War. It was not just the local community that recovered quickly; tourists also soon found their way back to the hill country in the south-west of
the Westhoek. Visitors, returnees and newcomers: they all met at Café Pax!

The exhibition 'Landscape and War. The Heuvelland 1914-1918' illustrates the influence of the hills on the course of the First World War. The traces that you still find in the landscape today are discussed in detail too.

Visitors Centre 'Het Heuvelland'
Sint-Laurentiusplein 1
8950 Kemmel (Heuvelland)
T. +32 57 45 04 55
toerisme@heuvelland.be - www.toerismeheuvelland.be

Opening hours

01/04 – 15/11:  
Monday to Saturday from 9.30 am to 12 am and from 1 pm to 5 pm
Sunday and holidays from 10 am to 4 pm

16/11 – 31/03:  
Tuesday to Saturday from 9.30 am to 12 am and from 1 pm to 4 pm                                                    Sunday: 10 am to 4 pm

Closed on Mondays and holidays


Access to the visitors centre is free

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