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Interesting military history WWII

Fort Eben-Emael was the coping-stone of the Belgian defence in WWII. It was built in a mountain and... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Juuri V
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Ostend, Belgium
Excellent and very interesting visit

My son, who is very interested in WWII, had been wanting to come here for months, but we'd... read more

Reviewed 27 August 2018
John B
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Brussels, Belgium
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Fort Eben-Emael was the coping-stone of the Belgian defence in WWII. It was built in a mountain and housed around 1200 soldiers. By using gliderplanes German paratroopers landed on the roof and captured the fort in 36 hours. The guided tour (recommended) starts with a...More

Thank Juuri V
Fort-Eben-Emael, Public Relations Manager at Fort Eben-Emael, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Juuri V Thanks for your visit to Fort Eben-Emael and the great 5 star rating.

Reviewed 27 August 2018

My son, who is very interested in WWII, had been wanting to come here for months, but we'd struggled to schedule it as the fort is only open to visits one weekend a month. However it's really worth planning the trip as this is a...More

Thank John B
Fort-Eben-Emael, Public Relations Manager at Fort Eben-Emael, responded to this reviewResponded 13 September 2018

Dear John B, Thank you very much for your good review. We are glad that you, and especially your son, enjoyed your visit.

Reviewed 21 June 2018

We just did the tour knowing that there would not be an English speaking guide. There were some guides that did speak English but, We didn't get one. That was a real bummer.. Our guide was very long winded about what he was telling us...More

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Fort-Eben-Emael, Public Relations Manager at Fort Eben-Emael, responded to this reviewResponded 10 July 2018

Dear Twinmonks, Thank you for sharing your feedback. I am sorry to hear that you were a little bit disappointed about your guide but still enjoyed the tour. I can assure you that we constantly try to improve and are thankful for any feedback and...More

Reviewed 2 June 2018 via mobile

Revolution in military affairs. Fort Eben-Emael was captured by Nazi Germany in a few hours using tactics and equipment considered science fiction by its enemies a mere day before (hollow-point & air approach by glider). Worth a visit!

1  Thank John J
Fort-Eben-Emael, Public Relations Manager at Fort Eben-Emael, responded to this reviewResponded 20 June 2018

Dear John J Thank you for your visit and the 5 stars ranking.

Reviewed 16 May 2018

Had the pleasure of a guided tour around this fort a few weeks ago. Fantastic guide who really went the extra mile to tell the story of this Fort. Even after the lengthy tour, I still felt like I could go back and see even...More

1  Thank zeroenclave
Fort-Eben-Emael, Public Relations Manager at Fort Eben-Emael, responded to this reviewResponded 28 May 2018

Thank you for visit and sharing this great rating. Kind regards

Reviewed 14 April 2018

Really good tour with a great volunteer guide. Don’t forget cash only. Limited opening hours but very flexible if you are a group. For food and drink afterwards I recommend the watermill next to the fort car park - Moulin Loverix.

1  Thank GavinHWhitstable
Fort-Eben-Emael, Public Relations Manager at Fort Eben-Emael, responded to this reviewResponded 15 April 2018

Dear GavinHWhitstable, Thanks for your review and sharing your experience with others. We are glad that you enjoyed your visit.

Reviewed 24 March 2018

Truly awesome museum to visit, and a part of history that is often full of intrigue and misinformation.. Guided tour was very informative.

Thank Jaco N
Fort-Eben-Emael, Public Relations Manager at Fort Eben-Emael, responded to this reviewResponded 15 April 2018

Dear Jaco N, Thank you for the great rating and your comments. We are glad that you enjoyed your visit.

Reviewed 23 February 2018 via mobile

The Fort is a very impressive structure and the tour is amazing. The story as told by Mark, the volonteer guide makes one re-think the meaning of a war, a army and its impact on the mankind. The almost pointless spend of close to 1B...More

1  Thank rcharit
Fort-Eben-Emael, Public Relations Manager at Fort Eben-Emael, responded to this reviewResponded 15 April 2018

Dear rcharit, Thank you very much for your good review. We are glad that you enjoyed your visit.

Reviewed 15 January 2018 via mobile

Great visit with a lot of significant history. The guides were excellent and I would recommend to everyone.

1  Thank David T
Fort-Eben-Emael, Public Relations Manager at Fort Eben-Emael, responded to this reviewResponded 22 February 2018

Dear David T, Very sorry for the late reaction. Thank you very much for the 5 star rating and the recommendation to visit our fort.

Reviewed 30 December 2017

We did the guided tour and where realy amazed. The fort is huge! Our guide was realy enthusiastic and knew every interesting detail of the fort. Besides the fort itself, there is also a little museum in the fort which is equally very interesting. An...More

Thank Jan530
Fort-Eben-Emael, Public Relations Manager at Fort Eben-Emael, responded to this reviewResponded 22 February 2018

Dear Jan530 Sorry for the very late reaction, but thank you very, very much for the great 5-stars rating.

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Response from Fort-Eben-Emael | Property representative |
Sorry for the late answer. Holiday, etc ... From Brussels take the train to Liège and then to Visé. In Visé you can take a bus (company TEC) to the bus station of Bassenge (TEC company - busline 16). From there take the bus... More
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