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 31/03:

  • From 16/11: open on Saturday from 10:00 - 17:00 and Sunday from 10:30 - 17:00.
  • In december: open on Saturday from 10:00 - 17:00 and Sunday from 10:30 - 17:00
  • in January: closed
  • In February and March: open on Saturday from 10:00 - 17:00 and Sunday from 10:30 - 17:00.
    Saturdays visit possible at 10:00, 11:45, 13:30 and 15:15
    Sundays visit possible at 10:30, 13:30 and 15:15

From 01/04 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)

Closed for individual visitors:

  • Saturday 9th November and Sunday 10th November 2019
  • Saturday 28th December 2019
  • Sunday 29th December 2019
  • In January 2020.

Visit is possible every day with guide on request!

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
  • 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 16 November 2019 tot 31 march 2020
  • Saturday
  • 10:00 until 17:00
  • Sunday
  • 10:30 until 17:00

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