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Fort Napoleon

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Interesting find on a dull day.

“Let’s take the ferry,it’s free, and see what is over there.” After a short crossing, we ambled... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Leeds, United Kingdom
Fun for children

The construction of the fort is interesting. It is rather devoid of artefacts relating to its time... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Canterbury, United Kingdom
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  • Average28%
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“free ferry”(7 reviews)
“closer look”(2 reviews)
“coastal tram”(3 reviews)
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Vuurtorenweg 1/Z, Ostend 8400, Belgium
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Difficult to find and isolated without a lot of information. This could have been so much more interesting if only more information had been provided

Thank brickerbrac
Reviewed 1 week ago

“Let’s take the ferry,it’s free, and see what is over there.” After a short crossing, we ambled past some old launching platforms and saw the sign for Fort Napoleon. There was not a lot to see from where we were, but on a closer look...More

Thank alpatjanange
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The construction of the fort is interesting. It is rather devoid of artefacts relating to its time as defensive fortification. But it looks great fun for kids with plenty of activities. A very good cafe and what appears a good restaurant (although we did not...More

Thank Englishtravelfanatic
Reviewed 6 August 2018

not a big place, there were many audios per area inside, making it extremely slow to move around. more child oriented and very few historical points told.

Thank Fabiola C
Reviewed 18 June 2018

These was a free audio tour with the Fort which was really interesting, many different things were explained along the way and the live of the fort was interesting discribed. I would suggest talking a walk along the shores close to the fort, as there...More

1  Thank JustEilidh
Reviewed 5 April 2018

I was there for an event and the food was excellent, the fort was very interesting making the dining experience wonderful.

Thank glenm586
Reviewed 6 March 2018 via mobile

Fortress on the seafront was once Napoleon's stronghold. Best seen from a distance really and location is a little isolated. You would need a car to get here or the coastal tram stops nearby.

Thank rayrest
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

2  Thank phil1828
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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.