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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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Interesting history

It is very worthwhile to visit this Fort at Eben-Emael (south of Maastricht). Interesting to hear the story of this Fort during WW2.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed September 6, 2016
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Bunde, The Netherlands
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Bunde, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2016

It is very worthwhile to visit this Fort at Eben-Emael (south of Maastricht). Interesting to hear the story of this Fort during WW2.

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Fort-Eben-Emael, Public Relations Manager at Fort Eben-Emael, responded to this review

Dear Huringa, We are glad that you enjoyed your visit and thank you for sharing this great rating. Kind regards. More 

London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2016 via mobile

A huge and interesting fort alongside The Albert canal. This fortress was meant to be impregnable with massive defensive earthworks and guns. And yet the German paratroopers had it out of action in less than hour . 80 something men forced the surrender of 1500 Belgians and opened the way for the Nazis to roll up the Brits into what... More 

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Fort-Eben-Emael, Public Relations Manager at Fort Eben-Emael, responded to this review

Dear GarryGT, Thanks for your review and sharing your experience with others. The underground gallery's are indeed amazing. Best regards. More 

Salisbury, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2016

I am not going to go into the story of this place, that is why God invented Wikipedia. But it's a good idea to do a modicum of homework before going to make the most of your visit. Beware - the inside of the Fort, which is very interesting and well worth a look around, is only open for a... More 

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Fort-Eben-Emael, Public Relations Manager at Fort Eben-Emael, responded to this review

Dear Warren C, Thank you for visit and sharing your feedback. Also thanks for the useful tips for the other visitors. More 

Brussels, Belgium
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2016 via mobile

It's a guided tour through one of the most fascinating and impressive fortresses and the way it was captured. My guide was very competent and enjoyable. Important notice: it is not a state run institution so it is open only a few weeks a year. Check on the webpage. I'm not sure if there is a schedule of sightseeing tours... More 

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Fort-Eben-Emael, Public Relations Manager at Fort Eben-Emael, responded to this review

Dear Maciej B Thank you for visiting the fort of Eben-Emael and sharing this great rating. On the open-door weekends, guided tours in English en German are organised approx. every 2 hours. French and Dutch guided tours are organised on half hour or one hour base. On reservation, guided tours in these 4 languages can be booked every day. Best... More 

Nijmegen, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 8, 2016

At the start of WWII this fort was considered to be one of the strongest in existence, and invincible. As part of the ring of forts around Liège, it guarded three bridges across the Albert canal, and its cannons reached up till Gulpen in the Netherlands. It was not prepared for an attack from the air though, and when the... More 

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Fort-Eben-Emael, Public Relations Manager at Fort Eben-Emael, responded to this review

Dear Rhahj, Thank you for visit and sharing a part of the history of the fortress and your experience with others. We are glad that you enjoyed your visit. Kind regards. Marcel More 

Leuven, Belgium
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 31, 2016 via mobile

We were in the 'voerenstreek' for the weekend but weren't very lucky with The weather one day. We decided to visit the fort and take the guided tour. It was €8 for an adult, €6 for adult students and teachers. The guided tour (in Dutch) startend with an interesting presentation, followed by a walk through the fortress with more stories... More 

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Fort-Eben-Emael, Public Relations Manager at Fort Eben-Emael, responded to this review

Dear Filipsch, Thank you for visit. We are glad that you enjoyed your visit. And also thank you for your lovely comments concerning the guide. All the best. Marcel More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 24, 2016 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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Fort-Eben-Emael, Public Relations Manager at Fort Eben-Emael, responded to this review

Dear Tyrell, Thank you very much for your visit and review. We are glad that you enjoyed your visit. Hope to see you again. Marcel More 

Antwerp, Belgium
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5 of 5 bubbles 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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Fort-Eben-Emael, Public Relations Manager at Fort Eben-Emael, responded to this review

Dear Lodeenisa, Thank you for the great rating and your valuable comments. Kind regards. Marcel More 

Poole, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles 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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Fort-Eben-Emael, Public Relations Manager at Fort Eben-Emael, responded to this review

Dear Oooerrr, Thank you very much for your good review. We are glad that you enjoyed your guided tour. And thank you for your advice concerning the temperature in the tunnels (approx. 11° C or 51° F) Marcel More 

Innishannon
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5 of 5 bubbles 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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