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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
Description: The Overloon War Museum is the biggest WWII museum in The Netherland...
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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interesting and informative

We visited recently, my last visit was 40yrs ago when the tanks were in the surrounding woods which was great fun to us as children as we could climb on them. all the military... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
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Llandudno, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

We visited recently, my last visit was 40yrs ago when the tanks were in the surrounding woods which was great fun to us as children as we could climb on them. all the military vehicles have now been housed inside a huge museum for there preservation, its still just as interesting and informative with a shop and cafe.

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Redditch, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

This museum is the collection of a gentleman who has been finding items since the age of 6. Near Arnhem, famous for airbourne operations during WW2, this museum has an amazing collection of allied forces, waffen SS and SS weapons, uniform, badges, helmets etc really amazing. An absolute hidden gem for WW2 enthusiasts, my 12 year old son and 16... More 

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Reigate
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

Superb museum on site of original battlefield. Very good selection of military vehicles, including some rare engineer's plant. Poignant to see the remains of tanks destroyed in battle that have only been moved a few metres from the day they were destroyed. Some may wonder why so many American vehicles on the site of a British and Canadian battle, but... More 

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Dumfries, Scotland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

A splendid collection of militaria in memory of the biggest tank battle of WWII to take place in the Netherlands. Doesn't glorify warfare, but gives a good overview of the battle as well as the part the Netherlands played in the conflict - as well as the political battles that also took place. Don't try and do this museum in... More 

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INVERNESS
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

I read the Trip Advisor reviews about not much in English language - so was wary. But I found most of it explained in English. For the intro video - you are allowed to select your language, you have to pick up a translation card and carry it through the first part of the expedition. - then the rest have... More 

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Chatham, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Very interesting, informative and well-laid out building. Wear comfortable footwear. It's quite a large building, many displays of old war vehicles and planes. It's worth the trip.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

We were told that this was a great place to visit, and as it was on our way between Remagen and Arnhem, we made a point of stopping off here. The museum is located at the end of a residential road in the quiet village of Overloon. It sits on the edge of what appears to be a park –... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

I visited with my husband, who is american. I was a little dissapointed that the video walkthrough experience was in Dutch and in local Dialect, why weren't there subtitles? The message came across, but still. With veterans visiting this was hard to understand in my opinion. I had been here 24 years ago and the museum did change ove the... More 

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venray
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

This museum has an extensive exhibition on everything to do with the 2nd WW such as vehicles, airplanes, tanks and amphiby transportation. Also old items such as radio equipment, radar equipment etc. is shown and the amazing thing is that everything is located in big hangar type of buildings. The museum is located in the town of Overloon where there... More 

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Bath, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Turned up in impromptu, only to find it was the annual Santa Fe weekend. Battle re-enactments, lots of folk in period dress, military history market to buy your trench coat and or tommy gun, simply astounding. Rides in tanks and jeeps over an off road course and a fixed museum that has, amongst an awful lot else, a pinkie and... More 

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