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Fort Breendonk

Brandstraat, 57, Willebroek 2830, Belgium
+32 3 860 75 24
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Incredible historical value

A self-guided audio tour takes you into the rich (albeit somewhat eerie) history of Fort Breendonk... read more

Reviewed 12 September 2017
Windsor, Canada

Very well preserved concentration camp. The audio guide explains stories of the former prisoners... read more

Reviewed 23 August 2017
via mobile
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Brandstraat, 57, Willebroek 2830, Belgium
+32 3 860 75 24
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Reviewed 12 September 2017

A self-guided audio tour takes you into the rich (albeit somewhat eerie) history of Fort Breendonk. We were amazed at all that it had to offer and the incredible things that took place here. I highly recommend this to anyone regardless of your historical knowledge...More

1  Thank Vacationer155021
Reviewed 23 August 2017 via mobile

Very well preserved concentration camp. The audio guide explains stories of the former prisoners and that allows you to understand the horrors experienced and to know the atrocities that were commited in this place. Absolutely recommendable.

Thank GuillemMontoya
Reviewed 20 August 2017

It's a chilling place to visit that must be done!! The audio guide is very interesting and helps give an insight to the horrors that took place. Be prepared for the strong emotions that you will experience whilst there.

Thank Kevin D
Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

I've been here with my nephews of 11 and 14yo. I think kids may learn this stuff in a safe environment. Which I thought Breendonk was. Now after the visit I'm not so sure because the way the text is said (audiotapes), is too dramatic...More

Thank dechamps
Reviewed 30 July 2017

A Most see to all, great place and you can be here for hours and hours. Great story behind all horribal ww2 happening

Thank fredde357
Reviewed 16 May 2017

This is the fort that was used as a concentration camp during the Nazi occupation of Belgium (1940-44). The camp gained a reputation as a place of great cruelty, and whilst it was not an extermination camp, killings were carried out there. The original gallows...More

1  Thank FuroraCeltica
Reviewed 3 May 2017

This is a must for both educational and cultural value. Every person should go visit to learn from past mistakes that should never ever be repeated in history. Man cannot rule or dominate over another man, not meant to be. Our tour guide, Bob, was...More

Thank Patricia A
Reviewed 16 March 2017

As everyone can read, this place was not so much a concentration camp as it was a prisoner of war camp. The horrors that the prisoners received were beyond belief, no matter the reason for them being there. If you are an English speaker, make...More

Thank Michael P
Reviewed 16 March 2017

It was a very intense experience. The fort is well mantained as it was in the 2nd world war, including some symbols. The audio guides are available in many languages including English, French, Dutch and Spanish, and the visit is very well organized. If you...More

1  Thank Pablo R
Reviewed 20 February 2017

It was thanks to all the TripAdvisor reviews that we went to this little-publicised museum, and it is as moving, as worthwhile and as clearly presented as all previous reviews suggest. A visit we will never forget. The 460 bus from Brussels costs 6 euros...More

2  Thank Love2Travel17a
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