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Trench of Death

Trench of Death

The Trench of Death at Dixmude is the last remnant of the Belgian First World War trench system. In 2014 the attached interpretation centre was thoroughly refurbished. The history of the infamous Trench of Death is recalled through fifteen interactive applications, pictures, film footage and over one hundred original objects. The visitor is confronted with both life and death, and some personal stories really get under one’s skin. A gigantic aerial picture taken in 1916 makes it possible to compare past and present-day landscapes. Last year a German bunker was incorporated into the site: both sides of the war story can now be told. The Trench of Death: a soldiers’ hell during the war, a touching tourist highlight since 1919.


Fees and payment

- Solely by bank card at the payment terminal – or upon reservation
- Individual visitors: € 4 p.p.
- Groups (min. 15 p.): € 2 p.p.

- Children under 7
- Wheelchair users and their companion
- Upon presentation of a valid card: members Belgian Defence in active service; members International Council of Museums; holders Passport 365 + one accompanying person; teachers


Guided tour:

2 hours: € 60,00 (max. 25 persons per guide)

3 hours: visit Trench of Death and Yser Tower : € 90,00


Bookings through the Tourist Office at Diksmuide

+32 (0) 51 79 30 50


Information and reservation

Looking for a professional guide for your visit? A large team of guides is at your disposal. Information and reservations through Dixmude tourist services +32 (0) 51 79 30 50 or .

More info


01/04 – 15/11: every day: 10am – 6pm. (last entry at 5.30pm)

16/11 – 31/03: Tuesday and Thursday: 9.30am – 4pm (last entry at 3.30pm)

Closed from 25/12 until 01/01.



IJzerdijk 65

8600 Diksmuide