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.
From 16/11 until 31/03:
From 01/04 until 15/11:
Open on Tuesday, Saturday and Sunday:
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.
Tourist Office Heuvelland
Visitors Centre 'Het Heuvelland'
8950 Heuvelland - Kemmel.
|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)|