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Address: Velperweg 147, Arnhem, The Netherlands
Phone Number: (026) 376 35 78
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Great visit

Knew of its existence for years and finally managed to visit and very glad of it. It’s a beautiful estate, and a home for the military of old, mainly from the former Dutch East... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 26, 2015
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Geervliet, The Netherlands
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Geervliet, The Netherlands
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31 reviews 31 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

Knew of its existence for years and finally managed to visit and very glad of it. It’s a beautiful estate, and a home for the military of old, mainly from the former Dutch East Indies Army, and the museum telling the history of same is very well laid out and very very informative; well worth a visit for those who... More 

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70 reviews 70 reviews
32 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014 via mobile

A very interesting museum, especially when you're Indonesian, from Indonesian descent or into military history. This museum offers a beautiful insight about the history of the KNIL from weapons, souvenirs, personal stories and historical facts. There are also several monuments on the grounds of the Bronbeek. It's worth a visit. It probably takes about 2-3 hours for the regular visitor... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
18 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

What a great idea: a veterans home with all the support of an age home linked to several large set of rooms devoted to the history and engagement between the Netherlands and its colonial possessions. I noted the multicultural nature of the residents (gentlemen with that military air even in their 80s and 90s) and the good quality collection of... More 

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Arnhem, The Netherlands
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26 reviews 26 reviews
12 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Go back in time and get some understanding of the colonial era of the Netherlands. A home for those who fought for the Netherlands in Indonesia when it was still a Dutch colony. The authenticity of the place where you can still find some these old solids called "Knillers" (which is derived from the acronym of Dutch/Indonesian Army)reminiscing in the... More 

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Apeldoorn, The Netherlands
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

It was worth visiting and quite impressive. Learned much more about this time and what these people have to go through.

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Enschede, The Netherlands
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

This review is perhaps dedicated to all Indonesians who have a chance to visit the Netherlands. I am from Indonesia, so as soon as I came to the Netherlands I would like to know more about what the Dutch has in their country as a heritage of our close history in the past (the Colonialism) Bronbeek tells me about something... More 

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Robina, Australia
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72 reviews 72 reviews
13 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

We tried to get into this place twice yesterday we just gave up, today we perservered & won the day when Dutch AF sergeant opened a back door to the unmarked enterance. No exterior signs in English. Seems like some type of old soldiers retreat or home The upstairs exhibits were very good. Restaurant food & drinks very expensive plus... More 

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Estepona, Spain
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328 reviews 328 reviews
115 attraction reviews
243 helpful votes 243 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2013

Whether your memories were sweet or not, here you go back in time and learn about what happend in Nederlands Indie. It also has an Indonesian restaurant to taste the real Indonesian food in a special surrounding

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Amsterdam
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

The museum gives a great inside look on the history of the Dutch (army) times in Indonesia. In the park you find many statues & monuments.

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