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

Temperature and clothing

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


We receive our visitors in Dutch, French, English, and German. The guided tours in a composite group at a fixed time are only in Dutch and French. Private, group and theme tours upon reservation are possible in Dutch, French, German, and English.


The underground barracks and the museum are wheelchair accessible. There is an elevator to the corridor system on the middle floor. Part of the underground galleries is wheelchair accessible. Keep in mind (steep) slopes. Access to the bunkers and the theme tours is not possible with a wheelchair.


Are allowed if kept on a leash and if they do not disturb the other visitors.


At the checkout with cash or debit cards with Euro debit cards or with the credit cards Mastercard and Visa. Unless otherwise agreed in advance with the secretariat.

Taking photos and filming for private purposes is permitted, as long as other visitors are not hindered by this and you respect their privacy. Recordings for professional purposes must be requested well in advance to

  • 17/02 to 31/05

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

  • 01/06 to 30/09

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

  • 01/10 to 30/12

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

  • School holidays in Belgium and Southern Netherlands

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

  • On reservation

    Every day except Monday and closing days from 9.30am.

  • View the annual schedule

Rue du Fort 40

B-4690 Eben-Emael / Bassenge


The fort is difficult to reach by public transport. Buses of the Walloon transport company TEC run daily through Eben-Emael, line 76. More information at Buses of the Flemish transport company De Lijn only run through Eben-Emael, line 39b during weekdays. More information at

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

All guides have undergone training and have passed both theoretical and practical tests. They have a guide certificate.

All guides are volunteers and give tours on a voluntary basis. Their motivation and commitment allows the thousands of annual visitors to discover the fortress and live its history.

For guided tours, the guide is included in the price. The visitor is of course free to tip the guide.

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 stands for the continuation of the commemorative activities in honor of the former soldiers of the fort garrison.

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

The WHI's mission is to valorize the Belgian 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 a military domain and are owned by the Belgian Defense.

Alain Pelzer – President
Daniel Lenaers – Vice President, Technology
Marcel Verhasselt – Vice President, Marketing and Communication
Mr. Marc Saenen – Treasurer Bart Geraerts – Secretary, IT
Guy Bastiaens – Telephony

Bart Cordens – Guide formation
Yves Haepers – Guide spokesperson
François Huyts – Safety
Johan Mercken - Maintenance

François Raskin – Member administration & Catering

Joost Vaesen, Phd. – Historian

Defense Representative
Colonel Guy Beckers – Military Commander of the Province of Liège

Management representative

Tom Hendrikx – Manager – Curator


Alain Pelzer – Member of the daily board
Daniel Lenaers – Member of the daily board
Marcel Verhasselt – Member of the daily board
Marc Saenen - Member of the daily board

Tom Hendrikx – Member of the daily board

Tom Hendrikx – Manager – Curator

Frank Duwel – General coordinator


Phone: +32 (0)4 286 28 61

BE 0433.501.512

Account number: IBAN BE80 8601 0494 4177 – BIC CODE: NICABEBB

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