Following the new measures taken by the Flemish government to fight the Corona virus and to stem the new wave of contaminations, in place since Thursday October 29, 2020, the national Fortress of Breendonk, the Trench of Death in Diksmuide, Gunfire in Brasschaat and the Command Bunker Kemmel are also closed from this date till further notice.
On Thursday 12 March the National Security Council and the federal government took additional measures in an effort to curb the corona virus pandemic (COVID-19) in our country. Among other measures, and as a sanitary precaution, gatherings in confined spaces are forbidden and “social distance” is recommended.
The War Heritage Institute will therefore be closed to visitors through May 18th. This decision with immediate effect is applied to our six sites (i.e.: Royal Military Museum...
The War Heritage Institute gradually reopens its sites. The command bunker of Kemmelberg (Heuvelland), Bastogne Barracks (Bastogne), Gunfire (Brasschaat) and the Documentation Centre (Brussels) remain closed to the public for the time being. We will of course inform you of all changes in this situation, but do not hesitate to (re)visit the Royal Military Museum (Brussels), the Trench of Death (Dixmude) or the National Memorial of Fort Breendonk (Willebroek).