Guided tour of the Kazematten and air-raid shelter museum
Discover how a good defence is the best form of attack! Enter the fourteen kilometres of underground brick tunnels and mine galleries to be transported back to the time of the Maastricht sieges. You'll then visit the impressive air-raid shelter museum.
Would you like to learn about Maastricht's history as a fortified city? This tour will show you! Holding onto a paraffin lamp for light, you'll follow the guide through a labyrinth of dark corridors, visiting impressive bomb shelters, and numerous power rooms, staircases, and galleries. The enthusiastic guide will tell you exciting stories about the life of soldiers during the sieges. For a brief moment, you'll be transported back to the past and imagine a life in times gone by. Once the tour has ended, you'll have a good impression of the details surrounding this unique monument of military engineering.
You will also visit the exhibition on two periods in which they served as a shelter: the Second World War and the Cold War. Photographs, original posters, and installations create an ambience that takes you back to those often fearful and oppressive times, but which at times also bring a smile to your face and make you think.
Imagination and guts required!
Duration: 1.5 hours
Price: € 8.95. This price is based on a group of 12 people. It can be booked, however, for any number of participants (starting price € 107.40).