Waterloo Battlefield

Local nameButte du Lion
LocationBelgium (land mass)

The Lion's Mound is a large conical artificial hill located in the municipality of Braine-l'Alleud, Belgium. King William I of the Netherlands ordered its construction in 1820, and it was completed in 1826. It commemorates the location on the battlefield of Waterloo where a musket ball hit the shoulder of William II of the Netherlands and knocked him from his horse during the battle. It is also a memorial of the Battle of Quatre Bras, which had been fought two days earlier, on 16 June 1815.

The hill offers a vista of the battlefield, and is the anchor point of the associated museums and taverns in the surrounding Lion's Hamlet. Visitors who pay a fee may climb up the Mound's 226 steps, which lead to the statue and its surrounding overlook; the same fee also grants admission to see the painting Waterloo Panorama.

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Private Tour: Battle of Waterloo from Brussels from 111 USD

Opening hours

Mar 26 to Sep 30: 9.30 a.m. – 6.30 p.m.
Oct 1 to Mar 25: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.


Full: € 19
Reduced (children 7-17, students): € 15

More information and contact

Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lion's_Mound

Official Website http://www.restaurant1815.be/

Email reservations@waterloo1815.be

Phone +32 2 384 98 84

Address Route du Lion 252-254 1420 Braine-l'Alleud Belgium

Coordinates 50°40'42.379" N 4°24'17.328" E

Tours and activities: Waterloo Battlefield

Private Tour: Battle of Waterloo from Brussels

from 111 USD

Brussels Super Saver: Private Brussels Sightseeing Tour plus Battle of Waterloo Tour

from 137 USD

Small Group Battle of Waterloo Tour from Brussels

from 93 USD

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