belgium hook ups ??

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  1. Naughty Nigel

    Naughty Nigel Deleted User

    Hi all just a quick query from a newby off over the water for the first time in a couple of weeks. We plan to use electric hook ups in Belgium (Kemmel near Ypres) and which do we need for the hook up a plug or a socket as I type this logic tells me it must be a plug for safety reasons, If anyone has visited this site feedback would be apreciated.
    Naughty Nigel
     
  2. davieboy

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    stayed there last year think its the blue plug but if you take the euro plug to 3 pin blue adapter no problems, visit the museums in Ypres for a list of places to go in the area. there is a dial a bus service into Ypres, but the last bus back is 1930 no good for watching the last post at the menin gate, either get the bus in and taxi back(25euro) or drive in
     
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  3. weejohnw

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    yeeps!

    Hi there,
    rather surprised that campsite is so far from Menin gate, heading that way ourselves in June and as I have mobility problems, I had hoped to find a campsite close to the meningate.
    Would be interested in finding out about your experiences, or in fact from anyone else who has been to this area.:cry:
    Regards, John
     
  4. nomadic

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    Ieeper site

    Hi Wejohnw

    The camping municipal at Ieper is a small site being developed, with (when we wtayed ) about 20 touring pitches of which about half were hardstanding. It has all the usual facilities and 16 amp ehu, on CEE plugs/sockets.

    It is about 10 minutes walking, roadside pavement, good surface, to the Menin Gate, with the town just beyond. The nightly service provided by the local fire service band is very moving.

    Now, the site address is:

    Camping Jeugdstadion

    Leopold 111

    Laan 16,

    B-8900

    Ieper (West Flanders)

    Tel no: 057 21 72 82

    E-mail info@jeugdstadion.be

    I would suggest , due to its size, that you make an advance booking, we were there in March 07, and at that time of the year the site was about half full, in June I would expect it to be very popular.

    We hope this is of use to you, and do enjoy your trip.


    Nomadic
     
  5. patr

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    John

    Ypres has an excellent site just 10 minutes from the Menin Gate.

    Nieuwe pagina 1

    If you are going in June I would recommend booking. The site receptionists speak excellent English.

    If you cannot get in, there is an excellent CL type site for about 4 vans just before the village of Geluveld. As you leave Ypres on the N8 towards Menen, go past Bellewaerde Park and turn left onto Oude Kortrijkstraat. After 1/2 mile the site is on the right through a farm entrance. 5 Euros per night inc hook up and water/toilet dump.

    We have parked for the night in Ypres in Hoornwerk. It is the immediate left turn before you go through the Menin Gate and is a no-through road with plenty of layby space. 5 mins walk to the Menin Gate on paved level ground.

    Pat
     
  6. weejohnw

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    Hi Folks,
    Thank you to you both for this assistance. We know the exact dates we will be there so me thinks we will book just to be sure.
    Many thanks once again.
    Regards, Wee John
    :BigGrin:
     
  7. Naughty Nigel

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    Ypres camping

    Hi all we are back now and the site ten minutes from the Menin Gate was ok though we were not on hardstanding and had a job getting off the pitch after heavy rain. A very pleasant walk into Ypres with one path through a nature reserve.Site fees were exceptionally reasonable.
     
  8. hailman

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    Thought I would ressurect this thread as we are at present on the Jeugdstadion site. I am pleasently surprised at how nice it is, very tidy, very reasonable fees (12 euro for 2 nights, motorhome + 2 people, incl hookup) free wifi, easy 10 minute walk to Menin Gate.

    What more do you need? Ideal for the WW1 trip.
     
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    Bit like being a grave robber.

    Or is it Frankenstein ? Pass me my keyboard Igor.
     
  10. hailman

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    :Rofl1:

    I did a search on here for the site and that is what came up.

    :BigGrin:
     
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    Wot a smiley face ??:Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1:
     
  12. hailman

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    Anyone have gps co-ordinates for Dunkirk Memorial ?

    I have to take a picture of my uncles name for my mum who has never seen it, and not likely to.
     

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