Good to know

  • An online reservation is strongly advised, as there is a limited number of visitors per time slot. During weekends and holiday periods, time slots are often sold out.
  • A visit takes about 1 hour. 


  • Adult: €11
  • Child (6-12 years): €9
  • Child (-6 years): free
  • Groups: €9 (from 10 persons)

Temporary exposition: prices may differ

Opening hours

Monument and expositions:

  • 01/04 - 11/11: 10h - 18h (last entry at 16h45)
  • 12/11 - 31/03: 10h - 17h (last entry at 15h45)

Closed on monday, except during Belgian holidays

Closed on 25/12 and 01/01


January - June & September - December

  • Wednesday - Sunday: 10h-18h
  • School holidays every day: 10h-18h

July - August

  • Open every day: 10h-20h

Getting here

  • By tram: stop Oosteroever (Old name: Duin en Zee)
  • By car: Fort Napoleon is located on the Oosteroever (eastern bank), at the Koninklijke Baan (N34) between Ostend and Knokke. There is ample free parking space.
  • By local ferry: A free ferry service is available from the Visserskaai near the Noordzeeaquarium to the Maritiem Plein on the Oosteroever. From the drop off point it's a 15-minute walk to the fort.


Fort Napoleon is fully accessible for both wheelchairs and prams, with the exception of the roof and caponiers. 

Dogs are not allowed, except guide dogs

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