The War Heritage Institute sites extend their opening hours or reopen their doors

From 1 July onwards

the Royal Museum of the Army will be open:

- from Tuesday to Sunday, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
- the Arcades, the Antarctic space and the Russian collections will be accessible again
- mandatory reservation via: or 02/737 78 33 (During Museum opening hours)
- possibility of guided tours by reservation (at the latest 3 weeks before the chosen date) via :

the National Memorial of the Fort of Breendonk will be open:

- from Wednesday to Sunday, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
- mandatory reservation via: or 03/860 75 25
- possibility of guided tours by reservation (groups of 15 people maximum) via: XXX

the Trench of Death (Dixmude) will be open:

- every day, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
- mandatory reservation via: or 051/50 53 44

From 1 July onwards, the Kemmelberg (Heuvelland), Gunfire (Brasschaat) and Bastogne Barracks (Bastogne) sites will reopen their doors to the public.

Gunfire (Brasschaat) :

- accessible on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. for individual visitors and the 2nd and 3rd Sunday of each month, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- groups can visit the site by appointment on the other days of the week.
- the cafeteria will be open, but hygiene and distance regulations must be observed.
- mandatory reservation via:

Bastogne Barracks/large hall vehicles WWII (Bastogne)

- free visits from Wednesday to Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (no guided visits possible)
- mandatory reservation via

Command bunker Kemmelberg (Heuvelland)

- accessible on Tuesdays, Saturdays and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
- guided tours on request via:
- reservation required via:

We prioritize the security and comfort of both our visitors and our staff members. That is why these practical changes are accompanied by various measures meant to guarantee the best possible environment to all.

Each of the sites is spacious enough to welcome an important number of visitors simultaneously. However, a booking system by email or telephone is put in place, to enable us to monitor visitor flow.
In order to limit risks, we ask to maintain distance, not only with regard to other visitors, but also from collection items.

The members of our desk staff wear masks, are informed of all measures to be observed and permanently disinfect payment terminals. They are also protected by a Perspex partition.

Visitors will receive a circulation map and adjustments were developed for all tours: the number of visitors is limited in narrow hallways, some galleries are closed and alternate paths are developed wherever necessary. A new and adapted signage is of course put in place.

All visitors have to disinfect their hands upon arrival: gel is at disposal at the entrance of our sites. Touch screens are disconnected to avoid contamination. The audioguides at Fort Breendonk are disinfected after each use.

It goes without saying that the War Heritage Institute meticulously follows all National Security Council guidelines in order to provide everyone with an opportunity to safely dive into History.