Fort Eben-Emael, here, history comes to life

Select from our various visit options

Individual visit

Without guide
  • A visit in your own tempo
  • alone, with family, friends, ...
  • Admission normal rate: 10,- €.
  • On green days on the calendar
  •  

Individual visit

With tour guide
  • Combination ticket
  • for an individual visit and guided tour
  • of 2h. at fixed time in Dutch or French
  • in ad hoc composed group
  • On green days on the calendar

Privat visit

With a private guide
  • Family & Friends
  • The guide only for your group
  • Perfect for families and
  • small groups up to 15 people
  • On day and hour of your choice
on Reservation

Group visit

With guide
  • Minimum 16 paying participants
  • Choose a type of visit
  • tailored to participants
  • and available time
  • On day and hour of your choice
on Reservation

Theme visit

With a private guide
  • Discovering ...
  • exclusive places
  • In small private group
  • of max. 10 persons
  • On day and hour of your choice
on Reservation

Fort Eben-Emael, here, history comes to life

Welcome to the largest fortress

Fort Eben-Emael, constructed between 1932 and 1935, was one of the largest fortifications in Europe. The spectacular and innovative attack on the fortress by an elite unit of German paratroopers on 10 May 1940 marked the tragic start of World War II for Western Europe.

The underground barracks and museum are heated. In the corridor system and bunkers, there is a constant temperature of 11°C. A pull or jacket is strongly recommended. We also recommend closed shoes.

The underground barracks and museum are fully accessible. Some guided visits are possible with a wheelchair but require a 2nd person. Visiting an artillery casemate or artillery turret is not possible with a wheelchair and is not recommended for less mobile persons.

The fortress is more than a museum, it's an experience

It is an experience and an exciting adventure to step into the world of the young soldiers of the time, some of them barely 18 years old. The gigantic complex is the largest and best-preserved underground fortress from the Second World War that can still be visited. 90% of the underground complex is open to visitors. More than 80 guides are on hand to show you this immense underground structure and its history. Immerse yourself in the secret and innovative German plans and attack of 10 May 1940, the beginning of World War 2 for Western Europe.

An immense underground complex

The complex extends on 2 underground and 1 above-ground levels. Barracks for 1200 soldiers, 5 km of underground galleries, and 17 battle bunkers.

By visiting the fortress, you accept our terms and conditions and privacy policy.

Fort Eben-Emael A.S.B.L.
Addrese: rue du Fort 40 – B-4690 Eben-Emael / Bassenge
Enterprise number: 0433.501.512
Bank: BE80 8601 0494 4177

Opening dates and hours

  • 17/02 to 31/05

    Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from 10 am to 5 pm. Last entry at 2.30 pm

  • 01/06 to 30/09

    Tuesday to Sunday from 10 am to 5 pm. Last entry at 2.30 pm

  • 01/10 to 30/12

    Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from 10 am to 5 pm. Last entry at 2.30 pm

  • School holidays in Belgium (VL and W) and Southern Netherlands

    Tuesday to Sunday from 10 am to 5 pm. Last entry at 2.30 pm

  • On reservation

    Every day, except Mondays and closing days from 9.30 am.

  • See the annual calendar
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