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.

Open from Tuesday 4th February 2020:

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 10:00 until 17:00 (visit possible at 10:00, 11:45, 13:30 and 15:15)

Closed:

  • In January 2020
  • Saturday 1st February 2020 and Sunday 2nd February 2020
  • Sunday 29th March 2020
  • Sunday 6th September 2020

Visit is possible every day with guide on request at Tourism Heuvelland!

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. 

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 16 November 2019 tot 31 march 2020

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: € 70 per guide (max. 25 people per guide)

  • From 16 November 2019 tot 31 march 2020

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