Every year a special ceremony is held at the Menin Gate at 1100 hours on Armistice Day.
Unless you are participating it is not possible to get under the Menin Gate for the ceremony which often involves notable VIPs.
To have even the remotest hope of getting near the ceremony you need to be on site for 0900 hours and then not move. The shorter you are the earlier the time of arrival ! As the street up to the gate is quite narrow and is fitted with crowd barriers, it quickly becomes physically impossible to approach any closer from the main square.
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