- Car park: there is spacious free car park for cars, motorbikes and bicycles
- Public transport:
- Cafeteria: open on open house days, serves cold and hot drinks, soup, sandwiches and cakes.
- Clothing: the underground barracks are heated. The temperature in the corridors and the barracks is always 11°C. We recommend wearing a jumper or a coat.
- Languages: the tours and visit can be given in Dutch, French, German or English.
- Accessibility: the underground barracks and museum are wheelchair accessible. There is a lift to the corridors on the middle floor. Part of the corridors are wheelchair accessible. Please bear in mind that there are (steep) inclines. The bunkers and special tours are not wheelchair accessible.
- Dogs: allowed, if kept on a leash and if they do not disturb the other visitors.
- Payment: in cash, Euro debit cards or Mastercard and Visa credit cards. Unless otherwise agreed beforehand.
- You may take photos or videos, for private use only, insofar as this does not disturb the other visitors and you respect their privacy. You must request permission for recordings or photos for professional purposes well in advance email@example.com
- All the tours are guided tours.
- All our guides have received professional training and passed several tests. They are certified guides.
- All our guides are volunteers. They give these tours on a voluntary basis. Every year, thousands of visitors can explore the fort and experience its history thanks to their motivation and efforts.
- The guide is included in your admission. Naturally you may give your guide a tip if you are satisfied with your visit.
- We assign a maximum of 30 participants per guide for a visit and a tour that was booked in advance. We automatically provide an additional guide for groups of more than 30 people and for every additional group of 30 people. If you book for 40 people, then we will automatically provide two guides. This does not affect the admission fee you will be charged.
Mr Alain PELZER – President
Mr Marcel HARCHIES – Vice-President, Technic
Mr Marcel VERHASSELT – Vice-President, Press and communication
Colonel Jean-Paul HAMES – Military Commander of the Province of Liège
Mr Daniel LENAERS – Treasurer
Mr Rudi BALENS – Curator
Mr Guy BASTIAENS – Telephony
Mr Bart GERAERTS – IT
Mr Yves HAEPERS – Spokesperson of the guides
Mr Jean-Christophe HAPPAERTS – Enactment group Ceux qui veillent
Mr Tom HENDRIKX – Research and archivist
Mr François RASKIN – Member administration and catering
Mr Joost VAESEN – Historian
Our secretary, Mrs Bernadette DRIESMANS, processes all the bookings and is at your service to help with any enquiries you have.
Phone: +32 (0)4 286 28 61
Account number: IBAN BE80 8601 0494 4177 – BIC CODE: NICABEBB
The association A.S.B.L. Fort d’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, as well as continuing to organise remembrance activities here in honour of the former combatants of the fort’s garrison.
Since 2017, the A.S.B.L. is part of the Heritage Council of the War Heritage Institute.
By joining the not-for-profit organisation ASBL Fort d’Eben-Emael, you make a financial contribution to the proper functioning, maintenance, restoration and conservation of the fort.
The annual membership fee is €10.
You will receive our bulletin, called Castrum, and are entitled to free admission to the fort on open house days.
Every year, we organise two or three working days in and around the fort. By voluntarily attending these working days, you put your membership into practice and help maintain the fort. Every working day ends with a specific visit or a presentation about the fort or World War II in general.