Command Bunker Kemmel

The command bunker under Mount Kemmel dates from the 1950s and was for a long time one of the best kept secrets in the region.

After WWII, France, Great Britain, Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxemburg decided to develop a joint air defence system.
Three huge underground bunkers were constructed as part of this system, with one of them - in Kemmel, started in 1952 - serving as the command post. Visit two of the underground levels, where some of the more than 50 rooms have been turned into a museum. Wherever possible, the rooms have been left as they were during the Cold War, so that you can sample the authentic 1950s atmosphere.

Opening hours:

From 16/11 until 14/02:

Open on Saturday and Sunday:
On Saturday from 10:00 until 17:00 (visit possible at 10:00, 11:45, 13:30 and 15:15)
On Sunday from 10:30 until 17:00 (visit possible at 10:30, 13:30 and 15:15)
Visit is possible every day with guide on request.

From 15/02 until 15/11:

Open on Tuesday, Saturday and Sunday:
On Tuesday from 10:00 until 17:00 (visit possible at 10:00, 11:45, 13:30 and 15:15)
On Saturday from 10:00 until 17:00 (visit possible at 10:00, 11:45, 13:30 and 15:15)
On Sunday from 10:30 until 17:00 (visit possible at 10:30, 13:30 and 15:15)

We recommend you to book your tickets in advance because the places are limited to 49 persons at each time, because of safety reasons. It is not a guided visit. Visitor's guide is available for €1 when you purchase the tickets.
Duration of the visit: max. 1:30, average 1:00.

The bunker is not wheelchair accessible. There is no elevator. To visit the Command Bunker you have to take 80 steps downstairs. 

Closed:

Sunday 31th March 2019
Saturday 29th June 2019 (Ypres Westhoek Rally)

Entrance prices:

  • individual= €4 pp
  • groups from 20 persons: €2,50 pp
  • youngsters untill 26 year: €1,50 pp
  • children younger then 8 year: free
  • teachers: €2,50 pp
  • active military: €2,50 pp

Tickets only available at:

Tourist Office Heuvelland
Visitors Centre 'Het Heuvelland'
Sint-Laurentiusplein 1,
8950 Heuvelland - Kemmel.

  • From 15 February 2019 tot 15 November 2019
  • Tuesday
  • 10:00 until 17:00
  • Saturday
  • 10:00 until 17:00
  • Sunday
  • 10:30 until 17:00

Prices

Standard € 4,00
Extra information individual= €4 pp groups from 20 persons: €2,50 pp youngsters untill 26 year: €1,50 pp children younger then 8 year: free teachers: €2,50 pp active military: €2,50 pp Price of guided tour: € 60 per guide (max. 25 people per guide)

  • From 15 February 2019 tot 15 November 2019
  • Tuesday
  • 10:00 until 17:00
  • Saturday
  • 10:00 until 17:00
  • Sunday
  • 10:30 until 17:00

Images