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An exclusive and private visit with family, friends, colleagues, … after being welcomed by one of our passionate guides.

Due to the sometimes limited space of the visited areas and for everyone’s comfort, the number of participants is limited to a maximum of 10 persons per guide.

Before booking a theme visit, we recommend visiting the fortress individually or with a private ‘Family & Friends’ visit.

A theme visit can be booked every day of the year, except on Mondays and some closing days.
Reservations can be made up to 10 days before the desired visit date and up to 8 months in advance. Your reservation request will be confirmed by our secretariat as soon as possible.

This tour is not accessible for people with physical disabilities or wheelchair users.

This visit is not recommended for children under 12 years of age.

The 120 mm cupola is the only of its kind still remaining worldwide.

For connoisseurs: a visit to the largest artillery dome and, optionally, to an artillery casemate or defense bunker 4.

Discover what is under this imposing dome.

Thanks to Frans Cannaerts (Fort Eben-Emael)

Visit to the ammunition room of the 120 mm turret and up more than 100 steps to the gun room of the 120 mm artillery turret.

Explanation of the loading system of the two 120 mm FRC guns.

Maximum range 17,5 km / 10,56 mile
Fire frequency 2 shots per minute
Thickness of armour 59 cm
Weight of the cap of the dome 210.000 kg
Weight of the mobile part 440.000 kg
Cross section 5,75 m
Gun room crew 4 military
Crew full dome +/- 30 military
Weight obus 20 to 22 kg


Flat rate €180,-, guide included.
Duration of the tour is 3 to 3.5 hours.

Additional exterior visit

Additionally, a visit of the outside of the armoured artillery turret and the upper plateau of the fort where the attack took place.


Flat rate €210,-, guide included.
Duration of the tour is 4 to 4.5 hours.

Remember to dress appropriately for the weather conditions.