Sightseeing

Royal Museum of the Armed Forces and of Military History – Brussels

The Museum is dedicated to offering an overview, as complete as possible, of what takes place in the military and its impact on society.

Opening hours
Open from Tuesday until Sunday from 9:00 a.m. to 12 p.m. and from 1:00 p.m. to 4:45 p.m.
Closed on Mondays, January 1, May 1, November 1, December 25, and election days

Location
Royal Army and Military History Museum
Jubelpark 32
1000 Brussels
Belgium

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Musée de la bataille des Ardennes – La Roche-en-Ardenne

1000m2 exhibition of vehicles and equipment of the Second World War

 

Opening hours
Daily from 10h00 to 18h00
Last entry: 17h00
Open daily during school holidays (Belgium)
Closed on Monday outside the school holiday periods (Belgium)

Location
Bras 635-637
6600 Bastogne
Belgium

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The last Post at 8pm at the Menin Gate – Ieper  

Every evening at 20h00 precisely, the "Last Post" has been sounded since 1928 under the imposing arches of the Menin Gate.
 
The Menin Gate memorial lists the names from the beginning of the war until 15 August 1917. The soldiers who went missing after 16 August 1917 until the end of the war, are mentioned on panels at Tyne Cot Cemetery in Passendale. There are 34.984 of them.

Opening hours
The last post at 20h00

Location
TBC

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In Flanders Fields – Ieper 

The In Flanders' Fields Museum is devoted to the study of World War I and occupies the second floor of the Cloth Hall, Ypres in Belgium. The building was virtually destroyed by artillery fire during the Battles of Ypres and has been reconstructed.


Opening hours
1 April - 15 November every day 10h00 - 18h00
16 November - 31 March Tuesday - Sunday 10h00 - 17h00

Location
Grote Markt 34
8900 Ieper
Belgium

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The Great War Centenary

The First World War, also known as the Great War, was the first international conflict of truly world scale dimensions. The War raged from 28 July 1914 until 11 November 1918 and claimed millions of military and civilian casualties.
Today, nearly one hundred years later, we remain firmly convinced that the events of the years ’14 -’18 continue to exert a fundamental influence on our society and that the victims of this horrendous war are deserving of a dignified commemoration.

Opening hours
TBC

Location
TBC

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Sightseeing in Mechelen

Visit the city center of Mechelen, enjoying the fine Gothic architecture and the fashionable hotspots, the carillons in the St Rumbold’s tower, the Grote Markt, …

 

Opening hours
Daily

Location
TBC Mechelen
Belgium

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Bastogne Historical Center – Bastogne

The Bastogne Historical Center is a museum dedicated to the Battle of the Bulge and to the historical siege of the city of Bastogne. Through reconstruction scenes and large collections of weapons and uniforms, the visitors relive the key moments of the last German offensive. A 30-minute long movie produced from pictures filmed in December 1944 plunges the visitors into the very heart of the battle. Finally, the souvenirs shop and its very large range of specialized books complete the visit.

Opening hours
TBC

Location
TBC
Bastogne
Belgium

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Museum of the Battle of the Bulge and the massacre of Baugnez Malmedy – Malmedy  

In order to perpetuate the memory of the Battle of the Bulge, the Baugnez 44 Historical Center takes us through the final great operations and battles which took place during the counteroffensive “Operation Wacht Am Rhein”!
This new museum opened in memory of the Battle of the Bulge and the massacre of Baugnez/Malmedy, extends over 850 Square metres and two stories. Visitors are presented with a stunning sound and light show as well as a magnificent display.

Opening hours
TBC

Location
Route de Luxembourg 10
4960 Malmedy
Belgium

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Stampe & Vertongen Museum - Belgian Aviation Heritage 

In the static part of the museum you'll find some W.W.I replica aircraft. All types with or against which Jean Stampe and Maurice Vertongen flew during the hostilities.
The flying section of the Stampe & Vertongen Museum consist of a number of Stampe & Vertongen SV.4s, which are regularily used for pleasure flights. They are stored in hangar annex the msueum and owned by private owners.

Opening hours
Saturday and Sunday: 14h00 - 17h00

Location
Stampe en Vertongen Museum vzw
Antwerp International Airport
2100 Antwerpen-Deurne
Belgium

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