Are you planning a visit to the Hooge Crater Museum?
Then first take a look at some practical information.

Because of covid, you can only visit the museum if you have made a reservation.
When you arrive, please take into account the security measures.

Opening hours

Monday: Closed
Tuesday: Closed (schools & groups on reservation)
Wednesday: 10:00 > 18:00
Thursday: 10:00 > 18:00
Friday: 10:00 > 18:00
Saturday: 10:00 > 18:00
Sunday: 10:00 > 21:00

Annual leave

Annual leave from 20/12/21 till 01/02/22

Rates (museum visit)


  • ≤ 6 years :free
  • 7 - 18 years :€ 4 / person
  • 18 - 26 years :€ 5 / person
  • > 26 years :€ 7 / person

Groups (min. 20 pers.)

  • < 26 years :€ 3 / person
  • > 26 years:€ 5 / person

  • Storyteller :€ 30 / per hour

School groups

  • Students :€ 3 / person
  • Teachers :free (1 per 10 pupils)

  • Storyteller :€ 30 / group

  • Visit to trenches :€ 1 / person (only on reservation)

  • Museum visit + drink :€ 5,5 / person

Various educational packages are available, such as "The very last witnesses" for 6.5 euro / person.

Be sure to check out our wide range of arrangements and educational possibilities. This way you can adapt the visit to your group and make it a unique experience.


Meenseweg 467
B-8902 Zillebeke - Ypres (Belgium) | +32 57 46 84 46

Arriving by bicycle
The museum is easy to reach by bicycle. Labelled 'bike-friendly café' and official information point for tourism Westhoek, everything has been thought of. There is a bicycle parking area with a charging point for ebikes while you enjoy a local beer or a delicious meal. Moreover, various walking and cycling tours depart from the museum. The Ypres Salient cycle tour literally passes on the museum's doorstep.

By public transport
Busline 84 stops at the stop Zillebeke - Bellewaerde every hour. This stop is a 5 minutes walk (500 m) from the museum. This line also stops at the Ypres railway station of. The station is 5 km from the museum.

Arriving by car
The war museum Hooge Crater is located in the hamlet 'Hooge', on the road Ypres-Menin (the Menin Road), some four kilometres east of Ypres and not far from the theme park 'Bellewaerde'. It is easily accessible via the main roads. Follow N8 and the brown signs "Bellewaerde". There is sufficient parking space in front of and next to the museum.

By campervan
Right behind the museum there is room for 8 campers. You can spend the night with your campervan in all comfort on spacious places. Visit Camperpunt Hooge Crater for more information.

By coach
There is a coach parking in front of the museum.