Useful information


Ample, free parking for cars, coaches, motorcycles and bicycles is available.


The underground barracks and the museum area are wheelchair accessible. There is a lift to the galleries on the middle floor. Part of the underground galleries are also wheelchair accessible. Some of the slopes can be quite steep and long. Access to the bunkers and the themed tours is unfortunately not possible for wheerchair users.

The underground barracks and museum are heated. In the corridor system and the bunkers there is a constant temperature of 11°C. Warm clothing is strongly recommended. We also recommend closed footwear.

We are happy to receive visitors in Dutch, French, English, and German. The standard guided tours are in Dutch, French and German. Pre-booked private visits, group visits and themed visits are available in Dutch, French, German, English and Spanish.

Pets are welcome if kept on a lead and if they do not disturb the other visitors.

We accept cash, Payconiq, most debit cards and Mastercard and Visa credit cards. Other payment methods have to be agreed with the admin office prior to visiting.

Photography and filming for private purposes is permitted, provided you do not disturb other visitors and respect their privacy. Recordings for professional purposes must be requested well in advance via

  • 10 February to 31 May

    Open on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays from 10am to 5pm. Last entry at 2.30pm

  • 01 June to 30 September

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

  • 01 October to 30 December

    Open Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays from 10am to 5pm. Last entry at 2.30pm

  • School holidays in Belgium and Southern Netherlands

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

  • Pre-booked visits (private, themed and group visits)

    Available daily, except Mondays and closing days (in purple and red on the calendar)

Rue du Fort 40

B-4690 Eben-Emael / Bassenge


The fort is difficult to reach by public transport.

Bus line 76 of the Walloon transport company TEC runs daily through Eben-Emael. More information at

Bus line 39b of the Flemish transport company De Lijn only runs through Eben-Emael on weekdays. More information at

The fort has its own team of more than 80 guides, who offer guided tours in Dutch, French, English, German and Spanish.

All guides are fully trained, have passed a theoretical and practical exam and hold a tour guide certificate.

All guides are volunteers and facilitate tours on a voluntary basis. Their commitment enabes thousands of visitors each year to discover the fort and learn about its history.

The services of the guide are included in the entrace fee. Visitors are welcome to tip the guide but should not feel obliged to do so.

The association A.S.B.L. Fort Eben-Emael was founded in 1986 with the purpose of studying, preserving, restoring, protecting, managing, and operating the tourist infrastructure of Fort Eben-Emael and the site. In addition, the association also safeguards the memory of the soldiers of the fort's garrison and organises a series of remembrance activities.

Since 2017 Fort Eben-Emael has been part of the Heritage Council of the War Heritage Institute (WHI).

The WHI's mission is to valorise Belgium's military heritage and the memory of armed conflicts on Belgian territory or conflicts involving the deployment of Belgians abroad.

The fort and the areas in the immediate vicinity are still military land and are owned by the Belgian Ministry of Defense.

Alain Pelzer – President
Daniel Lenaers – Vice President
Marcel Verhasselt – Vice President
Marc Saenen – Treasurer

René Wagemans -Secretary
Guy Bastiaens – Board member

Arno Brouns - Board member

Patrick Coeck - Board member

Bart Cordens – Board member

Bart Geraerts – Board member
Yves Haepers – Board member
Johan Mercken - Board member

François Raskin – Board member

Serge Schreder - Board member

Joost Vaesen, Phd. – Board member

Management representative

Tom Hendrikx – Manager – Curator


Alain Pelzer – Member of the executive committee
Daniel Lenaers – Member of the executive committee
Marcel Verhasselt – Member of the executive committee
Marc Saenen - Member of the executive committee

Tom Hendrikx – Member of the executive committee

Tom Hendrikx – Manager – Curator

Frank Duwel – General coordinator

Contact details

Phone: +32 (0)4 286 28 61

BE 0433.501.512

Account number: IBAN BE80 8601 0494 4177

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