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Fort Breendonk

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Address: Brandstraat, 57, Breendonk 2830, Belgium
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Certainly a place to visit

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Kiev, Ukraine
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Kiev, Ukraine
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 sure you take the guided tour recordings. The only downside is that the majority of... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 go together with a big group the staff will make you the visit. If I... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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 return and stops right outside the museum. The stop at the Gare du Nord is... More 

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Bruges, Belgium
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

This place shows the horror of the Holocaust in Belgium. The atmosphere takes you back to the dark years of Naziregime in Belgium.

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Thank Possie1982
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017 via mobile

Fort Breendonk is a must place to visit They have done a fantastic job in the up keep of it to make it as real to life as it was, you need to allow around 2-3 hours for a visit to take it all in . On entry you are givin a device with earphones to input numbers in on... More 

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Belgium
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2016

This place is well-preserved, with very thorough explanations, commentary and captions in Dutch, French, German and English. Take your time to follow the guide and pay your respects to those who did not share our privilege of birth today. The execution arena in the field behind the fort still has bullet holes and ropes. Our history is ugly, and sobering.... More 

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Thank yatee151
California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

This camp was one of the last on our two-week tour of Europe and we're so glad we made time to visit. It is dark, and scary, and the walls practically ooze sadness and despair...but we felt it was important for our five teenage children to see firsthand what the world allowed to happen by its inaction. People were starved,... More 

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Thank EventsChick
Villa Alemana, Chile
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

For the dark place that it once was, Fort Breendonk is quite the historical place. Well organized and easy to walk around. The reenactments are on point and the information is very complete. We spent a good 4 hours in there, and while it may get a bit emotionally draining, it really is a can't miss experience.

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Preston, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

O God ... I can't believe how they spend their days .very helpful staff and they give us 2 audio guide mobile although we were 4 .and we pay for 4 we are thinking kids 6 and 8 will not show their interest but they do all the time they try to listen audio and ask many questions. in some... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

Walk through the entire building and grounds. Take a audio (in any language) with you as it explains everything from the guards and how they eventually paid for there crimes here, to individuals when were kept here. Not just soldiers but mailmen and everyday people who were a threat.

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