The experience centre in the historic town of Veurne focuses on the last remaining section of Belgium that was not occupied by the Germans, the so-called Belgian Sector. From here, King Albert I succeeded in resisting the German occupying forces. Veurne and the surrounding region were populated by people from all over the country, from other continents as well as by refugees, doctors and nurses. In the experience centre visitors can experience the events behind the frontline, the daily life in this last unoccupied sector of Belgium.They can also witness a real melting pot of people, a multicultural community before the concept even existed.  “Vrij Vaderland” uses an interesting scenography to tell this story, combining modern media with traditional exhibition techniques.


Grote Markt 29
8630 Veurne


+32 58 33 55 31

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