Zonnebeke consists of 5 villages: Beselare, Geluveld, Passendale, Zandvoorde and Zonnebeke. Each of them has its own history and its specific character. The witches of Beselare are well known, Zandvoorde holds the roots of the world famous chansonnier Jacques Brel and Passendale cheese is delicious. World War I swept away the whole area. "Passchendaele" became a byword in the history of the Great War, a word that was used to symbolise violence in its most brutal and senseless form. After the war the people came back and rebuilt everything from the ashes. Today Zonnebeke has a lot to offer: folklore, gastronomy and nature.
Tourist information centre / Memorial Museum Passchendaele 1917
Ieperstraat 5 - BE-8980 Zonnebeke - phone +32 51 77 04 41 - fax +32 51 78 07 50
Open from February until November:
Monday till Friday: 10.00 a.m. – 06.00 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday: 02.00 p.m. – 06.00 p.m.
In December and January the Memorial Museum is closed but the Tourist Information Centre is open on
Monday till Friday: 10.00 a.m. - 05.00 p.m.