Scarred landscape

The Church of Our Lady in Zonnebeke is the first modernist church built in Belgium after the First World War. The church was designed by renowned Bruges architect Huib Hoste. To make the tower with its panoramic view accessible, Zonnebeke is cooperating with the Horizon 2025 project of the Province of West Flanders and Westtoer. The new panoramic windows, spiral staircase and new floors create a contemporary interior.


An exhibition on the mezzanine floors will feature information on the history of Zonnebeke. The landscape is the central theme of the exhibition. The impact of World War I and the reconstruction of the tabula rasa landscape also plays an important role. Numerous historical elements are still visibly present in the landscape. From the new viewpoint, visitors thus have a view of the region’s history.


  • Open daily from 10am to 5.30pm, with last entry at 4.30pm.
  • Entrance fee: Free
  • Guided visit possible
    • Guides should be requested at least 4 weeks in advance via email to [email protected]
    • Rate guide: €70.00, maximum 25 people per guide,
    • Duration: 60 minutes


FLIES: The church tower is a favourite place for flies. So during the year, you will always find them there in greater numbers during the months of March-April and September-October.

Address information

8980 Zonnebeke

T: 0032 (0)51 77 04 41


  • Zonnebeke
  • Museums
  • WWI
  • Drink facility


Church of Our Lady in Zonnebeke Estimated distance: 0.00 Km
The Turning Point Estimated distance: 0.03 Km
Knowledge centre Zonnebeke Estimated distance: 0.05 Km