Please note, we do not offer daytrips. This visit can only be booked as part of one of our overnight trip packages.
Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery

Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery

Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery offers a deeply educational and reflective experience for students on a battlefield school trip. This site served as a crucial medical post during World War I, and it is now the final resting place for over 10,000 soldiers from various nations.

Visiting Lijssenthoek allows students to explore the scale and scope of wartime medical operations and the humanitarian efforts undertaken to save lives during intense conflict. The cemetery is unique for its representation of different nationalities and the stories each grave tells about the individuals who served.

Educational activities here can include discussions on the advances in medical technology and practices that were spurred by the war's demands. It's also a place to talk about the role of nurses and medical staff who worked tirelessly under challenging conditions. The visitor centre provides additional context with exhibits and personal testimonies that give insight into the day-to-day operations of the wartime hospital.

This visit encourages students to consider the human side of war, focusing not just on the battles but also on the care given to the wounded and the hope for recovery. Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery helps students gain a broader understanding of the war's impact on individuals and communities, fostering empathy and a deeper appreciation for peace and humanitarian efforts.