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Here, history comes to live

Here, history comes to live

During the Easter vacations, from April 2 to 18, the fort is open every day except Easter Day.

The entrance for children up to 12 years is free, provided they are accompanied by at least one paying adult at the normal entrance price of 10 €. Maximum 2 free entrances per paying adult.

The Easter vacations; the ideal time for a family outing with the kids.

The Fort of Eben-Emael is more than a museum. It is an educational experience, where you walk through the history of WWII.

You discover an underground barracks and part of the immense corridor system. It is an exciting adventure to step into the world of the young soldiers, some barely 18 years old, back then. This trip will make the children realise how important it is to keep the peace.

Due to covid-19 measures, access is limited to 15 people per 15-minute time slot. Booking a time slot online will guarantee your admission and your visit. Last time slot at 2pm. The visit will take approximately 1h30.
Only the following visits are allowed:

Group visits, school visits (primary and secondary schools) and individual visits with guided tour are currently not possible.

Welcome to the largest fortress

Fort Eben-Emael, constructed between 1932 and 1935, was one of the largest fortifications in Europe and was thought to be impregnable.

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.


An immense underground complex

Three levels, barracks for 1200 soldiers, galleries extending 5 km underground, 17 bunkers.

Visit this immense underground complex with its restored barracks, the infirmary, the museum and experience the terrible explosion in the corridor system.

Immerse yourself in the secret and innovative German plans for the attack on the fort.

Follow the guide through the tunnel system to the command post and the gun room of an artillery bunker.

Join us on an underground walk to the Albert Canal.

Learn all about the only 120 mm artillery cupola still in existence in the world and go up to the cupola’s gun room.

Be prepared to be surprised!