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Camp Vught National Memorial

Address: Lunettenlaan 600, 5263 Den Bosch, The Netherlands
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Ranked #2 of 13 Attractions in Den Bosch
Type: Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
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Houston, Texas
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

This memorial is very well done. Everything is in Dutch, though. There is no formal tour. You walk through on your own. Nothing is in English--which would have been nice but did not detract too much from the experience. This camp is very well done. A miniature model of the camp during the war sits on the entrance to the... More 

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Nice, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

We decided to go here after a walk through the near forests and found it a very emotional place. You really get a sense of the suffering, loneliness and cruelty that people went through. There is a small room where a group of women were locked in with no air, killing some.. when you go there you can feel the... More 

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Eindhoven, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

As with other reviewers, I have visited Auschwitz-Birkenau and Dachau, and Camp Vught is not on the same scale. It is, however, worthy of a visit if you are seeking a concentration camp exposure during a visit to Amsterdam. A train to Herzoegenbusch, then a minibus ride (No. 213) to the camp plus the tour will eat up much of... More 

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Woking, UK
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5 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

I've visited Auschwitz-Birkenau and this is not on the same scale. Vught was more of a holding camp than an extermination camp. That said, it is still a moving experience, particularly the memorial to all the children who were moved on from here, to be murdered elsewhere. The main exhibition area is only a very small part of the original... More 

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Mons, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

Kamp Vught is the westernmost KZ in Europe. There are bigger and more important KZ all over Poland and in Germany but this one is a one of a kind. The crematoria are in perfect condition and allow the public to imagine the prisoners manning them in great detail. The exhibition itself is pretty short and poor in material, and... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

A piece of history not to be missed. Painful and confronting at times. Original setup with lots of old photo's, movies and artifacts. The museum is in a very nice forested area that is worth a walk or bike tour!

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Richmond-upon-Thames, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013

Walking through this memorial, you can not help thinking why there are still wars. What sadness, what great suffering. You leave with a heavy heart - a great pity that history repeats itself.

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Den Bosch, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Gives a good overview of what happened in this WW2 concentration camp. Quietly situated in the woods.

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Petra
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2013

It was really worthwhile visiting Camp Vught however there was very little of the museum in English. It was very disappointing to walk around the rooms and not understand what was being said or written. The museum really needs to cater for more tourists than just those from their own country. Aside from this, it was very moving.

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Vught, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2013

The camp is really nice trip into history and you can actually see the old rooms and the area of the camp like it was yesterday. I had great time even though the place leaves a sad feeling afterwards.

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