The IJzer Front car route

At the end of October 1914, the deliberate flooding of the plain of the River IJzer brought the German advance to a halt. Along the banks of this river the Belgium army, under the command of King Albert I, stubbornly defended the last small piece of independent Belgium. Offensive action in the IJzer region was impossible. From Nieuwpoort to Diksmuide the front remained static for four long years. Both towns were reduced to ruins by the constant shelling.

This car route (75 km), marked with six-sided direction boards, will take you to all the most important sites.

Available in Dutch and French.