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Fort Napoleon

Vuurtorenweg 13, Ostend 8400, Belgium
+32 59 32 00 48
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Didn't look like much

While the building most definitely is cool it didn't look like it was worth the entrance fee so I... read more

Reviewed 18 July 2017
Gothenburg, Sweden
via mobile
Fort Napoleon / Ostende

Renoved fortress to visit, to have an impression of ancient time and life, some explications; there... read more

Reviewed 13 May 2017
Manuela L
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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“free ferry” (7 reviews)
“audio guide” (9 reviews)
“dry moat” (2 reviews)
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Vuurtorenweg 13, Ostend 8400, Belgium
+32 59 32 00 48
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Reviewed 18 July 2017 via mobile

While the building most definitely is cool it didn't look like it was worth the entrance fee so I decided to just have a look outside instead.

Thank Lord_Dehf
Reviewed 13 May 2017

Renoved fortress to visit, to have an impression of ancient time and life, some explications; there is a brasserie, for drinking a good coffee and perhaps also a restaurant to organize feasts.

Thank Manuela L
Reviewed 29 April 2017

Not a lots there, just an empty shell. Not one of Napoleon's better ideas! Best access is via the free ferry which runs across the harbour from the Fishmarket

1  Thank phil1828
Reviewed 28 February 2017

Just look at it from the outside don`t pay to go in 8 euro`s to walk round it took 10 minutes to see empty rooms, Nothing inside except bare walls and the view from the roof is same as walking up the outside path to...More

1  Thank patricia1862
Reviewed 15 November 2016

Fort Napoleon is really impressive fort built from the french general Napoleon. It has a pentagram shape helping for the protection. If you are interested in history - it is good to visit. I was there last week and what impressed me that now they...More

Thank Nina A
Reviewed 2 November 2016

An interesting place with old bunkers and tunnels, You can also explore the docks and old slipways if you like boats and ships its a great place opposite the fish market get ther with the free ferry beside the new fish market.

Thank Oostende42
Reviewed 9 October 2016

On a beautiful October day we walked from De Haan to Ostend along the beach and Spinoladijk (about 6.2 miles). We met a preserved bunker from the German World War II Atlantic Wall defences and a path leading to “Fort Napoleon”. We climbed the dunes...More

1  Thank Trainbleu
Reviewed 10 August 2016

Fort Napoleon is definitely worth a visit; The fort is renovated in a very nice way with a modern and good) restaurant integrated in the old fortress. The audioguide is interesting as long as the actor playing a French soldier is not speaking, very annoying.

Thank Jan D
Reviewed 25 July 2016

The refurbishment work here is impressive, to turn around a ruined fort, restore it to very good condition, including a modern bar/restaurant, and well made audio visual guide via ipod. The ferry and walk over to the Fort is also very pleasant. Make sure to...More

Thank JimmyRiddle119
Reviewed 17 July 2016

This is the best preserved fort that was build by Napoleon. Although used throughout the ages, there was a Roman fort before on the site, by the military of several countries, it never was invaded or saw military action, and is largely so well preserved...More

Thank Katrien S
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Rodney K
2 June 2015|
Response from Veronique52 | Reviewed this property |
This is not a hotel. But I can assure you that in Belgium all hotelrooms are non-smoking.