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Address: Rue du Fort 40, Eben-Emael 4690, Belgium
Phone Number: 3242862861
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

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Battlefield tour

Incredible value for the tour. Tour guide was v knowledgable. You need to make sure that you book a tour prior to arrival as it gets very busy and also to deconflict the tours... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Tyrell V
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Incredible value for the tour. Tour guide was v knowledgable. You need to make sure that you book a tour prior to arrival as it gets very busy and also to deconflict the tours there are only so many set off during the hour.

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Antwerp, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016

Although the fortress proofed useless in the war, it is still a very good idea to visit. It is an impressive building on itself, the history behind it is captivating and the sacrifices that were made worth to remember. Elderly people will remember the war, younger generations & kids should remember the war and will no doubt be impressed by... More 

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Poole, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2016 via mobile

The tour guide, a young Belgian man, was great. He knew so much about the fort, its occupants and the attack. Well worth a visit. Its very interesting to see a fort which was attached and still bares the scars. A classic special operations mission. Bring a coat, even in summer its cold in the tunnels.

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Innishannon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2015

Visited Sunday 5th Dec. had a private tour arranged. The tour was inside and outside the fort. Inside is an amazing 5km long tunnel complex with barrack, canteen etc. The local guide was passionate about the fort and gave the tour that little extra what one needs on a tour. The fort is well preserved, there is barely any moisture... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015

We visited on a Saturday ( on the weekend there regular tours, you have to book in advance in the week ). It was 20 mins or so for the English speaking tour, but that was fine as there was a cafe and the offices, barracks etc to look through while we waited. The tour guide was a local volunteer... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

If you are into military history, go for the full package: I bought the special tour - It took about 5 hours and included both the inside and the outside. It was very interesting. The guide was very knowledgeable.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Couldn't believe my luck turned up at the fort on Sat. 20/06/2015 at 10.15 and got on the English tour -- 2 hours of History brought to life by the guide -- "Gui". What an effort these volunteers put in, the fort is immense and in great nic, the tour itself was well orchestrated and put everthing into perfect perspective.... More 

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Antwerp, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Europe's largest fort is situated in a hill alongside the river Meuse. The daily tour at 13h30 takes you through two levels of caves (a part of the 5 km maze), a museum display, bunker interiors and machine gun rooms. The guide is excellent and gives a presentation about the German invasion in Belgium and many anecdotes about the mistakes... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

Interesting tour of what once was the largest military fort in the world. It is only open on specific days so you better check in advance. Other than that it is massive and well preserved. Guided tours in 4 different languages available.

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Utrecht
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

For the 70th anniversary of the attack on this fortress by German glider troops, we visited Eben Emael last week. A large scale reenactment was organized (minus the gliders, sadly) that employed impressive pyrotechnics, but the real experience was our two hour long guided tour of this underground fortress. The size is immense, a maze of tunnels (we were told... More 

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