The Lion's hamlet was part of the Waterloo battlefield where French and English troops fought on June 15, 1815.
This historical site is situated in the province of Brabant Wallon, a mere 20 km drive from Brussels. It can be found at the base of the Lion's Mound, the monument that marks the front line of the battle between French and English troops.
What to see:
- The Waterloo 1815 Memorial Museum the starting point of your travel through time. This includes the screening of a 3D movie.
- The Lion's Mound, overlooking the full battlefield
- The Panorama, a 110 m x 12 m painting depicting the battle
- The Hougoumont farm, an iconic part of the battlefield
On summer days, and Thursdays-Sundays from April-June and September-October:
- A bivouac presenting the soldiers' daily lives
- Cannon demonstrations
- A fun little play presenting a soldiers' school
- Horse carriage rides between the Lion's Mound and the Hougoumont Farm
Open all year.
Information on the walk
- Credit cards accepted
- Library or document centre
- Visitor guide for groups
- Car parking
- Common bathroom