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Fort Breendonk

Brandstraat, 57, Willebroek 2830, Belgium
+32 3 860 75 24
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Well worth a visit

When visiting this site give yourself about 2/3 hours .There is lots to see and look at with an... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Blackburn, United Kingdom
Interesting but utterly chilling

A highly recommended visit. This camp was the most infamous spot in Belgium and place of... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Boston, United Kingdom
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Brandstraat, 57, Willebroek 2830, Belgium
+32 3 860 75 24
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Reviewed 5 days ago

When visiting this site give yourself about 2/3 hours .There is lots to see and look at with an audio sound as you go round ,you work yourself in your own language . This fort was used by the Germans in the second world war...More

Thank toppingthomas
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A highly recommended visit. This camp was the most infamous spot in Belgium and place of unmitigated horror and suffering. The audio tour does not pull its punches and frequently leaves you skocked. Due to its frankness, it may not be best suited to younger...More

Thank Brighteyes129
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
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