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Address: Vuurtorenweg 1/Z, Ostend 8400, Belgium
Phone Number: +32 59 32 00 56 ‎
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Impressive from the outside

This is the best preserved fort that was build by Napoleon. Although used throughout the ages, there was a Roman fort before on the site, by the military of several countries, it... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Katrien S
Ghent, Belgium
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Ghent, Belgium
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the best preserved fort that was build by Napoleon. Although used throughout the ages, there was a Roman fort before on the site, by the military of several countries, it never was invaded or saw military action, and is largely so well preserved because the dunes mostly covered it several times. There is an outer wall and then... More 

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Eindhoven, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016

This place is actually a port that has never been really functioned. It was built around the end of the Napoleon reigning time. Although it has never functioned as the original purpose, this place still worth a visit if you have spare time in Ostend. There is a fee for the entrance of the fort. The fee includes an audio... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016 via mobile

Really boring audio tour. Lake of any props literally have a 3 min audio of a dude taking about a fireplace. Best part was watching seagulls and birds eat food from plates in the cafe. Save your money and just get two super awesome Belgium beers at the cafe, better value

Thank Tyler L
Canterbury, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 294 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2016

The fort can be reached by coastal tram from Ostend station in about ten minutes (just two stops). It is nicely situated among some dunes on the edge of a sandy beach. It is a low, squat building not very visible from afar - that was the idea, it was meant to be hidden from approaching sea-borne traffic. The admission... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

Old Napoleonic fort in the dunes on the east bank. Historical importance in the history of Ostend. Visit payable (05/2016 -> € 8, iPod included with explanations) At the site is a very good restaurant with gourmet qualities ( to recommend)

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Hulste, Belgium
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2016

With an old soldier as your guide, you won't get easily bored here: when the explanation gets to long, there is enough space to walk around or to look at. On the roof, you have a really nice view.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2016

The fort, having been neglected for a long time, has recently been restored and is now a small jewel at the Belgian coast. there is a nice guided tour and a place for your catering. We went there in february, making it a little bit chilly and on the roof windy, but in summer this must be great. You have... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2016

Have been here for a wedding so for the menu I can not say a lot but the environment was amazing, nice place to dine! The food that was chosen for the wedding was of very good quality so I will come back here for a dinner soon!

Thank Peter V
Kidwelly, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2016

Spend a few hours wandering about here,very interesting. Fascinating place with a few sculptures here and there,pathway leads to a secluded beach,would be lovely in the summer

Thank Lisanick2014
Hasselt, Belgium
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015

not being a museum person, but with heavy rains we decided to visit the fort. It looks promising enough. Inside is a dissapointment. you can listen to the history on one of the ipods but overall there are only brick walls to see... Not one gun ! not one uniform or artifact ... the capucino is ok. 8€ is to... More 

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