The church tower of Zonnebeke – A scarred landscape

The church of Our Lady in Zonnebeke is the first modernist church to be built in Belgium after the First World War. The church was designed by the famous architect Huub Hoste from Bruges. In order to make the tower and its panoramic view accessible, Zonnebeke works in partnership with the Horizon 2025 project of the Province of West Flanders and Westtoer.


An exhibition with information about the history of Zonnebeke will be provided on the mezzanine floors. The landscape is the central theme of the exhibition. The impact of the First World War and the reconstruction of the landscape from scratch also play an important part. Many historical elements are still visible in the landscape. From the new vantage point visitors can experience a panoramic view of the history of the region.


Daily open from 9h00 to 18h00 with last admission at 17h00.
From 16/12 till 31/01 open monday - friday from 09h00 till 16h00 with last entrance at 15h00.
Group reservations (from 15 persons on) are possible via email to (Indication of date, hour, group name and number of persons.)
Tickets for indiviudual visitors can be reserved at the reception.

Address: Roeselarestraat, 8980 Zonnebeke.
Entrance : Free

Covid-19 coronavirus

The church tower and accompanying exhibition have been opened again.

Take the following guidelines into account when visiting:

  • Postpone your visit if you don't feel well
  • Do not shake hands with other visitors
  • Don’t forget the Social Distancing
  • Ensure a good hand hygiene
  • Are you waiting? Keep sufficient distance
  • Visit the tower with your bubble. Don’t let the youngest go ahead alone
  • Visitors on the stairs have priority
  • A mouth mask is mandatory
  • max. 20 simultaneous visitors

Church Tower