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

During opening hours, everyone is welcome to visit this unique private museum. It is not necessary to make a reservation. If you want to be sure of a place, you can make a reservation here. The average duration of the visit is 1h15 min. Ticket sales stop half an hour before closing. Payment can be made in cash or by debit card. Before or after your visit you are welcome in our cosy museumcafé.

Opening hours


Monday : Closed
Tuesday : Closed 
Wednesday > Saturday : 10:00 > 18:00
Sunday : 10:00 > 21:00

Annual leave :

From saturday 18/05/24 untill tuesday 21/05/24

From wednesday 14/08/24 untill tuesday 27/08/24

Rates (museum visit)


  • Children ≤ 6 years :free
  • Teenagers 7 - 18 years :€ 5,50 / person
  • Students 18 - 26 years :€ 6,50 / person
  • Adult > 26 years :€ 9,00 / person

Groups (min. 20 pers.)

  • Students < 26 years :€ 4,00 / person
  • Adult > 26 years :€ 7,00 / person
  • Storyteller :€ 35 / hour

School groups

  • Students :€ 4,00 / person
  • Teachers :free (1 per 10 pupils)
  • Storyteller :€ 35 / hour
  • Visit to trenches :€ 1 / person (only on reservation)
  • Museum visit + 1 drink (packed lunches allowed) :€ 7,20 / person
  • Combi-ticket Hooge Crater & In Flanders Fields museum :€ 8,50 /person

Various educational packages are available, such as

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.