The fort of Eben-Emael was and still is military territory and was of high strategic importance for the defence of the east of Belgium. Situated at the Albert-Canal, it's main task was to prevent the passage of the Albert Canal and the river Meuse. Nowadays, the museum in the fort displays objects, weapons, uniforms and so on dating from 1940. It may be considered as the battle museum of the Albert Canal of 10 and 11 May 1940 during which over 700 Belgian soldiers died.
Visit 2021: The fort is open to individual visits during the carnival holidays from Saturday February 13 to Sunday February 21 inclusive.
- Belgian school holiday periods (February 13 to February 21 inclusive - April 3 to April 18 inclusive - October 30 to November 7 inclusive - December 25 to January 9, 2022 inclusive): every day
- from March 1 to June 15 inclusive: Friday, Saturday, Sunday
- from June 16 to September 30 inclusive: Tuesday to Sunday inclusive
- from October 1 to November 30: Friday, Saturday, Sunday
Visit by reservation: every day, except Mondays and closing days.
- private guided tour
- themed and guided discovery tour
- Touring languages :
- Réception de groupes :
- Groups welcome
- Visites pour groupes :
- Visites groupes
- Average length of visit (hrs 2:30
- Guided tours for groups (on request)
- Facilities/Services :
Only by reservation.
Adult price: 10 €
Taris young people (from 12 to under 18): 8 €
Child rate (from 7 to under 12): € 4
Child rate (under 7): free
Senior rate: 8 €
Student / Prof. Card: 8 €