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Locate just 1.5 km from the Memorial, la Ferme d’Hougoumont is one of the iconic locations that played a part in the Battle of Waterloo.

Why not take a horse-drawn ride from the Waterloo Memorial 1815 Museum? (every day in summer, weekends and public holidays in June, September and October)


"Keep Hougoumont". This was the one instruction that Wellington placed above all others. Over the course of the battle, the British soldiers within endured the attacks of more than 10,000 French soldiers, forcing the farm gate closed at a pivotal moment, before suffering howitzer attack and an inferno that destroyed the building itself. 

The site

Restored in 2015, the site now features a 15 minutes multimedia presentation that explores the battle in dazzling details. Be sure to explore the original chapel, too - it still holds the 17th century crucifix that looked over injured soldiers, signed feet and all. 

The farm is home again to 20 animals (hens, rabbits, goats, horses, sheep and pigs). There will be workshops there every weekends and Wednesday afternoons (June-October).




COVID : We do our best to keep you informed. It's best, however, to check the latest news with the attraction you are visiting, or operator you have booked an activity with. The Covid Safe Certificate is mandatory, as is wearing masks for anyone over the age of 6. Planning to go for a walk in the Haute Fagnes, enjoy the magic of Christmas, maybe find a place for a well deserved break? Read our travel advice.
This information is given for indication purposes only, best to check with the site you hope to visit before heading there - by phone, email, social media or simply by visiting their website.


Credit cards accepted


Shop - Non-smoking - Parking - Common bathroom


Guide available/groups - German - EN - ES - FR - IT - NL - Audioguide/mobile app/tablet

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Wallonia, Destination Nature