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Overloon War Museum

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Address: Museumpark 1, 5825 AM Overloon, The Netherlands
Phone Number: 31478641250
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11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat - Sun 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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The Overloon War Museum is the biggest WWII museum in The Netherland. Right...

The Overloon War Museum is the biggest WWII museum in The Netherland. Right here, the tank battle of Overloon unfolded in the autumn of 1944. The village of Overloon was totally devestated back then. In order to remember the casualties and victims of that episode the museum was founded in 1946, even before the village was rebuilt. Nowadays over 100,000 people visit the museum every year. The first exhibition is about the occupation of The Netherlands from 1940 till 1945. The second large exhibition, displayed on 10.000 m2, contains over 150 military vehicles and artillery, both from allied forces and German. In addition to these two main exhibitions there are several smaller presentations, of which the Battle at Overloon presentation is definitely worth a visit. A museum restaurant and a shop completes this museum, which can be found in the so called Liberty Park in Overloon.

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The range of machinery here is amazing. Combined with sounds and sights that will take your breath away. It is a fantastic building set in the middle of a forest area with things... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 16, 2015
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Porthcawl, United Kingdom
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Porthcawl, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

The range of machinery here is amazing. Combined with sounds and sights that will take your breath away. It is a fantastic building set in the middle of a forest area with things to do for everyone. Being the site of the largest tank battle of WW2 the curators have done a very good job.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

If you are interested in the history of WW2 in the Netherlands and especially the battle of Overloon younshould go there. Annextensive documentation centre with maps, photographs and stories of occupation and liberation of the Netherland. Also there is a extensive hall with all kind of military material e.gbtanks, guns, planes and all kind of other vehicles.

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Thank Theo H
Nijmegen, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2015

Together with the Marshall museum, the war museum forms the liberty park. The Marshall museum is an extremely large hall filled with vehicles and planes from WWII. I think the vehicles deserve a bit more space than they have. The other part, the actual war museum, is focused on the war in the Netherlands and the battle of Overloon. This... More 

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Thank RHAHJ
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2015

Located on the edge of Overloon and hidden in the woods near the site of the major battle in 1944. The museum is almost two parts, one part telling the story of Dutch resistance and impact of the war on the civilian population; and the main hall holding an impressive collection of vehicles and weaponry. The vehicle hall houses a... More 

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Thank tankcolin
The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015 via mobile

It's a very nice museum with a lot to see. One could spend all day visiting it. I was expecting a smaller place, but it was really great.

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Thank WDW853
New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2015

A huge collection of World War Two (and later) vehicles, short films, a documentation centre and a exhibition about things fiund on the attic. Highly informative and interesting. The slogan of the museum is: "War belongs in a museum". I agree.

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Thank Urspeter
cheshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015

Spent a day here with friends ,what a great day out , so much to see and do . Many many second world war vehicles from many countries and very informative information in different languages. Recommend the soup in the cafe mmmm.

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Thank woodgreenman
Holland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

I went there with my grandson 12 years old . He was very much impressed by the hardware But the information given by video presentation was too much to absorb for a youngster.

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Thank JanWillemHolland
Groningen, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015 via mobile

The Liberty Museum of Overloon gives an overall view of the occupation of Holland with the help of sound, picture s and all kinds of daily artefacts. Also an overview how Germans propaganda worked. Then there' s the actual war museum. From D-dai to Market- Garden. The battle for the bridges over the Dutch rivers and the Rine. Overloon formed... More 

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Thank Paul H
Düsseldorf
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015

As an amateur military historian and former soldier in the British Army (Royal Engineers), I can honestly say that this is the most impressive war museum I have ever visited - and I am comparing it with the best, which is in my opinion, The Imperial War Museum in London.

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