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War Museum (Oorlogsmuseum)

Museumpark 1, 5825 AM Overloon, The Netherlands
+31 (0)478 - 641250
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Ranked #1 of 2 Attractions in Overloon
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Military Museums
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

I visit military museums regularly and this one is something special. Allow at least half a day as the collection is very extensive. Over 200 vehicles and tanks on display, mainly allied with an astonishing collection of US trucks. Some rare items e.g A30 Challenger tank, Canadian Otter and Valentine bridgelayer recently refurbished.. Parking outside is free and access for... More

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Rothesay, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

Not a fun day out, but teaching my 13 year old about what was war like for his ancestors in the Netherlands, this was the place to visit. Impressive stuff, but also the "fun" military stuf..............

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Rhoose, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

This museum has two distinct elements - both well worth seeing. As you go through the entrance and on the left is a very comprehensive history of the Netherlands through WW2. All very interesting and it would take you many hours to read it all. Also the layout is a little odd and doesn't necessarily flow as you move between... More

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

A lot of superbly restored vehicles and some very impressive displays. Allow at least half a day for a visit and don't miss the model shop near the entrance.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

I have visited this museum many times, amazing. I had the pleasure of visiting the museum when visiting Nijmegen for the 4daagse. The first time i visited the musium i was only about 12 or 13. Powerful place.

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Hexham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

This was a very special visit on the day 20th September 2014 the 70th Anniversary of Market Garden and the Liberation of the Netherlands. With a tear in my eyes I had to say 'THANK YOU' with a once in a life-time visit to pay my utmost respects to a Dear, beloved Dad who was seriously wounded in the Churchill... More

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Olney, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

I wanted to show my family this wonderful museum having first visited in 1979 whilst stationed in Germany. In 1979 most of the exhibits were in the woods, having been left as they were after the fighting and this seemed to bring an additional element to the walk. Returning in 2014 the exhibits are now housed in a spectacular indoor... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Around the tiny village of OVERLOON, near VENRAY in the south-east of the Netherlands, one of the biggest battles is remembered that took place in this country. The Battle of Arnhem is widely known, but the fighting at Overloon was even more fierce. First American troops fought the German army, unsuccesfully. They were replaced by British troops. The fighting was... More

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Regina, Canada
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

We joined friends from the Netherlands to tour this wonderful War Museum. My husband's Father had fought in the Canadian Army WWII in the area so it was a very personal journey for all of us to see what the Dutch people as well as all the soldiers had gone through in these terrible times of war. The museum was... More

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Pirkanmaa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 via mobile

A lot to see and interesting stories. I visited this with three young boys who enjoy World of warcraft -game and they loved the exhibition.

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