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War Museum (Oorlogsmuseum)

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Address: Museumpark 1, 5825 AM Overloon, The Netherlands
Phone Number: 31478641250
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10:00 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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A must see when in this part of the Netherlands

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 3, 2015
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Dumfries, Scotland
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Dumfries, Scotland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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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London
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
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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Winnabow, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

As an American visiting the Netherlands I was most surprised to see the vast collection of U.S., German, British, and other World War II weaponry, equipment, uniforms, tanks, trucks, and boats. The warehouse sized museum took several hours to see and was overwhelming in its scale and attention to detail with recreated living history scenes from WWII including the Normandy... More 

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Odessa, Ukraine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

I was amazed to see the number of the US trucks and other engineering stuff they have! Especially LARC had completely blown my muind away! Its awesome! Also great arrangements of the stuff into the mini-dioramas, which greatly enhances the experiece. Also amazing collection of the shells and bombs Flaws - not all equipment is signed (actually, very limited has... More 

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Heber City, Utah
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015 via mobile

The museum focuses on the battle at Overloon, which was the largest tank battle on Dutch soil. It involved the US 7th armored division and British tanks and was a critical battle in the fight to free Holland from nazi occupation. In addition, the museum does an excellent job of discussing the European theater and in particular, the suffering of... More 

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Additional Information about War Museum (Oorlogsmuseum)

Address: Museumpark 1, 5825 AM Overloon, The Netherlands
Phone Number: 31478641250
Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  North Brabant Province  >  Overloon
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 18 - 18

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