Poperinge attractions

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Talbot House

This is an unusually light-hearted WWI attraction. Reverend Philip ‘Tubby’ Clayton set up the Everyman’s Club here in 1915 to offer rest and recreation for WWI soldiers regardless of rank. The main 1790 townhouse ha…
Museum in Poperinge

National Hopmuseum

Once the municipal centre for weighing and storing hops, the 19th-century Stadsschaal now houses this distinctively scented museum, where you’ll learn more about hops than you’d ever want to know. The simple attache…
Brewery in Poperinge

Abdij Sint-Sixtus

The mythical Westvleteren Trappist beer comes from this isolated abbey in Westvleteren village, 7km north of Poperinge; it's reached via a web of tiny lanes. The architecturally unremarkable abbey is closed to visit…
Memorial in Poperinge

Death Cell

Though English troops nicknamed it 'Good old Pops', Poperinge had a more sinister side – it was a place of execution for wartime deserters. Hidden behind a red door in the north side of the stadhuis you can still se…
Church in Poperinge


The imposing Sint-Janskerk’s ‘miraculous’ little Virgin-and-Child statuette reputedly brought a stillborn child to life in 1479.
Brewery in Poperinge

Brouwerij Sint Bernardus

Founded in 1946, this brewery in Watou can be visited on guided tours (phone or email ahead, minimum 15 people). Sample its wares in the brasserie. You can stay the night in cosy contemporary B&B rooms (single/d…