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Fort Breendonk

Brandstraat, 57, Breendonk 2830, Belgium
+32 3 860 75 24
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Haunting part of Nazi occupation

This is the fort that was used as a concentration camp during the Nazi occupation of Belgium... read more

Reviewed 16 May 2017
Manchester, United Kingdom
Concentration Camp memorial

This is a must for both educational and cultural value. Every person should go visit to learn from... read more

Reviewed 3 May 2017
Patricia A
Davie, Florida
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Brandstraat, 57, Breendonk 2830, Belgium
+32 3 860 75 24
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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

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

1  Thank Love2Travel17a
Reviewed 15 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.

Thank Possie1982
Reviewed 11 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...More

Thank Mickyl67
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...More

Thank yatee151
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...More

Thank EventsChick
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...More

Thank Camilo T
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