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Airborne Museum Hartenstein
The Airborne Museum tells the story of the Battle of Arnhem. One of the museum’s important goals is to make the Battle of Arnhem personal and tangible by telling the story from a multi perspective. Airborne Museum Hartenstein is a centre for remembrance, a place where national and international visitors can reflect on the Battle of Arnhem and on the important role of this battle in World War II.
0031 26 333 7710 Airborne Museum Hartenstein Website
The Victory Museum uses exciting dioramas to depict various facets of the Second World War, including: The Liberation of the Northern Netherlands by the Canadians and Poles. An airfield of the RAF (Royal Air Force)Engineers of the TAF (Tactical Air Force), a support branch for operations of the RAF. German troops in the Netherlands. Red Ball Express, the Allied supply route between Normandy and the moving front. Logistical support by the US Navy. Canadian field radio operations. Africa, the fight in the Sahara. Come and have a look and let yourself be taken back to the period 1940-1945.
0033 (0)6 513 707 17 Heiko Ates Website
Oorlogs Museum Overloon
The National War and Resistance Museum of the Netherlands. The museum is located on the site of the Battle of Overloon, a World War II tank and infantry battle between Allied and German forces that occurred in September and October 1944, in the aftermath of Operation Market Garden. Set in 14 hectares of woodland, it is one of two museums in an area now designated as Liberty Park. A feature of the museum is the large number of military vehicles and equipment on display, both German and Allied.
0031 610 953009 Oorlogs Museum Overloon Website
Airborne at the Bridge
Accompanied with a phenomenal view of the world famous John Frost Bridge, Airborne at the Bridge tells the personal stories of the British lieutenant John Grayburn, the German Hauptsturmführer Viktor Eberhard Gräbner, and the Dutch commander Jacob Groenewoud, who fought and died during the Battle of Arnhem in September 1944.
0031(0)26 333 77 10 Airborne at the Bridge Website
Arnhem War Museum 40-45
The Arnhem War Museum provides an accurate picture of what happened in and around Arnhem during the years of occupation. The aim of this large private museum is to keep alive the memory of this important episode in history and to preserve a unique collection for the future.
0031 26 44 20 958 Arnhem War Museum 40-45 Website
Liberation Museum Zeeland
Set on an area of more than three hectares, in which the Battle of the Scheldt can be experienced. The exhibition pavilion is 4500 m2 in size. Around it you will find bunkers, various barriers, a Bailey bridge, tanks and even the restored emergency church from Ellewoutsdijk in the midst of Zeeland elements such as water, beach and dikes.
0031 113 671 475 Liberation Museum Zeeland Website
Atlantikwall-Museum (Hoek van Holland)
The museum is in a 1943 built German bunker, type Regelbau 611. This bunker is transformed into a modern museum. And entirely run and maintained by volunteers. Inside you will experience the story of the Atlantikwall through original artefacts, dioramas, text panels and in our cinema our own documentary. During opening an anti-tank gun is moved to its firing position.
0031 (0)6 2265 5069 Atlantikwall-Museum Website
Nationaal Militair Museum
With over 300,000 artefacts, the National Military Museum is home to the largest military collection in The Netherlands. From flint arrow heads to modern-day jets… an impressive and multifaceted collection. The NMM is part of Stichting Koninklijke Defensiemusea (Royal Defense Museums Foundation). This includes the Marine Museum in Den Helder, Military Police Museum in Buren and Marine Museum in Rotterdam.
085 003 6000 Nationaal Militair Museum Website