Ypres is just a small town, not nearly as famous as tourist attractions like Brussels, Antwerp or Gent and Bruges. Ypres is mostly known for WOI which didn't excite me very much at the beginning. I mean, who wants to be confronted with a violent past and death and war? When I researched a little bit more, I learned Ypres has many more things to offer. read my 7 tips to discover historic Ypres and you'll know why you have to go to this small town in Belgium.