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'Nuts' weekend 2023

'Nuts' weekend 2023

NUTS weekend at Bastogne Barracks !

December 16 - 17, 2023


Take part in an exceptional weekend!

On December 16th and 17th, (re)discover Bastogne Barracks and more...

• Access to the newly renovated L3 hangar!
• Several groups of reenactors,
• Exhibitions of vehicles and equipment,
• Access to demonstrations at the Vehicle Restoration Center,
• Parades of tank and armored vehicles,
• Military fair,
• And an unforgettable atmosphere!

Once again this year, Bastogne pays homage to History during its famous "NUTS! " weekend.

Many activities and parades will take place in the city, and Bastogne Barracks is an essential stop on the route!

Practical information

Adapted schedules
  • Saturday 16 and Sunday 17 December
  • From 9 am to 6 pm
  • ATTENTION: last entry at 5.30 p.m.


  • 11€ for adults
  • 9€ children under 18
  • New: Weekend ticket at €16 for adults and €13 for under 18
  • More information on special rates and discounts here

Tickets can be purchased directly on site or booked online.
Please note: payment by credit card only!


Food and drinks
  • Small catering and cafeteria on site


Access and car park
  • Access through the old barracks’ guard post, rue de La-Roche 40, 6600 Bastogne.
  • Car park: on the parade ground of the old barracks or in front of the Bastogne cemetery.



With the exception of assistance dogs, which are always allowed on site, dogs will be exceptionally allowed on site but not in the exhibition halls. No shelter or supervision for the dogs will be provided.


Full programme

All weekend:

• Access to the refurbished halls Battle of the Bulge and Mechanised Warfare, as well as to the Field and Anti-aircraft Artillery exhibition,
• Presence of 4 re-enactor groups,
• Exhibition of Second World War vehicles and equipment,
• Visit of the restoration workshops (exhibitions, demos,…),
• Photo exhibition,
• Military fair: some 14 international quality exhibitors,
• Demonstrations with moving historic vehicles,
• Demo and period radio communication,
• Defence booth ,
• Edition Caterman book signing in the presence of Mr Jarbinet and sale of the book "De Renuamont à Bastogne, la véritable histoire du Sherman de Bastogne et de son équipage" by Mr Roger Marquet.


• Participation in the Grand’Rue historic vehicle drive-by

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