"De Kapelaan van Dikkebus" is a renovated holiday rental house full of character that sleeps 10 people in a former convent in the south of Ypres. The comfortable house has a spacious garden is ideally located for families to explore the Westhoek.
“De Kapelaan van Dikkebus”
Welcome to our holiday rental house “De Kapelaan van Dikkebus” (“The chaplain of Dickebusch”), named after Achiel Van Walleghem, chaplain of Dickebusch at the time the First World War broke out in the Westhoek. His diaries accurately describe the day-to-day war events and how they impacted the lives of the locals. They became the most important civil source of information about the war in the Ypres salient.
Traces of the Great War are visible everywhere in the landscape, also in the direct surroundings of our holiday rental house. But the Westhoek region has so much more to offer, for all ages, in all seasons: enjoy hiking in the hilly countryside, experience folk at Dranouter music festival, cheer on car teams as they compete each other for victory during the Ypres rally, surrender to the challenging attractions of Bellewaerde Amusement Park, watch folklore while attending the processions or daily tradition while listening to the Last Post in Ypres, taste the regional dishes in restaurants and cafés… In short, the lively Westhoek region will stimulate all your senses.
Our holiday rental house is very well situated to explore the surroundings afoot, by bike or by car. It was built in 1923 and initially served as a convent for the local nuns employed in the neighbouring school. One of the rooms used to be a chapel. You can still feel the atmosphere of old-time in both the house and the lower garden; at the same time we offer you all modern comfort to ensure an enjoyable stay.
The house is located in the center of Dikkebusch, a small village to the south of Ypres. The quiet street gives immediate access to walking and cycling networks. Within less than 100 m you will find everything you need during your stay: bakery, butcher, grocery, local café, french fries… In other words, little Flanders.
After three years of renovation work, the house is finally ready to welcome and host everyone that enjoys an active and cozy weekend or week with friends and family, to discover the Westhoek region, experience its history and meet its people. The Westhoek region will get under your skin once you have been there.
Come and visit us and the Westhoek, and find out what makes this region so unique.