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Address: Route du Lion 315, Waterloo B-1410, Belgium
Phone Number: +32 2 385 19 12
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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On 18th June 1815, 350,000 men from 7 nations confronted each other at...

On 18th June 1815, 350,000 men from 7 nations confronted each other at Waterloo to decide Europe’s fate in one of the greatest battles in European history. The Battlefield where these lethal clashes took place is today one of the best preserved in Europe.The Battlefield has seen a real revival: the Visitor Centre, Lion Mound, audiovisual show, film, panorama and waxworks museum bring the famous battle back to life so it can be better understood.

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Very interesting place... Really nice visual dramatization of the battle. You should watch the video of the battle which is filmed in 3D.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Alexandria, Virginia, USA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is Waterloo: one of the most decisive and close-run battles in history. How can you miss it? It was famous almost immediately. Some of the "tourist" sites date from the early Nineteenth Century themselves and are historic in their own right. The main features of the battlefield are the museum, the panorama, and the Lion Mound. The new museum... More 

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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

There is not a huge amount to see but the museum is good and the view from the top of the mount must stretch for miles and looking over the fields it really gives you a feel for size and scale of the battle. We traveled here from Brussels on public transport. It was not easy to get to, probably... More 

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Man on a mission
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a fantastic family day out. The Waterloo battle museum seems exceedingly new and was fantastic. Not only did I enjoy this but my two little boys had a great time looking and interacting with the museum displays. Very informative and not too expensive to visit this is a must.

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Thank carrafan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very interesting place... Really nice visual dramatization of the battle. You should watch the video of the battle which is filmed in 3D.

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Thank Mariam C
Albany, Oregon
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196 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This site helps bring so much history to life. It is a challenge to get to but worth the stop. They have done a nice job with the fields.

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Rabat, Morocco
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31 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You could spend the whole day there. The museum got tons of information, always interesting. Beautiful memorial, and do not forget to visit the other scenarios, like the Napoleon Headquarters, or the Farm. Very interesting.

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Madrid, Spain
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40 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice memorial. Very well designed and animated. Not cheap but it worth it. The view from the Lion it's amazing. It's easy to go by car.

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1 Thank Tomás T
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Was there for the marking of 200 years since the actual battle. Great show but to much smoke to see all of the battlefield. Pitty - it could have been even better. Still, pretty impressive... Will try one of the next years.

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Sundre, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You could easily spend at least a day or more in this museum. It has been newly overhauled with the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo and is very interactive. We were enthralled. It tells an amazing story and the historical information is excellent.

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Mons, Belgium
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The newly (as of 2015) redone museum is excellent. The exhibits are interactive and incredibly interesting and I love the location of the museum--underground so as not to distract from the still empty fields on which the battle took place. The 3-D video is great. It is a lovely place to spend the afternoon. However, you can now only purchase... More 

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