The Panorama of the Battle of Waterloo is housed in its own purpose-built building next to the Lion's Mound (Butte du Lion) at the battlefield.
On the inside walls of the cylindrical building is a massive 360-degree canvas painted by Louis Dumoulin in 1912. It was commissioned for the 100th anniversary of the battle. The painting measures 361 feet (110m) around and nearly 40 feet (12 m) high. At the base of the painting are sections of life-size diorama depicting gory details of the battlefield, mud, dead horses, and all. Sound effects evoke the noisy commotion of the day.
This 360° panorama captures the entire painting. Here's a flat version:
Travel Advice for Belgium
You can find the latest U.S. Department of State travel advisories and information for Belgium (such as entry visa requirements and vaccination requirements) here.
Health & Vaccinations
The CDC makes country-specific recommendations for vaccinations and health for travelers. You can find their latest information for Belgium here.
Guidebooks for Belgium
If you're looking for a guidebook to make the most of your visit, these are some of the most popular ones currently for Belgium. Some are available in both paper and e-book formats.
- RICK STEVES
- Rick Steves, Gene Openshaw
- DK Travel
- Publisher: DK Eyewitness Travel
- LONELY PLANET PUBLICATIONS
- Lonely Planet, Helena Smith, Andy Symington, Donna Wheeler
- DK Travel