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Groesbeek Canadian War Cemetery

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Address: Zevenheuvelenweg 38 6561, Groesbeek, The Netherlands

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The Netherlands remembers

Visiting a few days after Dutch Liberation Day (Second World War), this was a beautiful but grim reminder of the consequences of war. It is heartwarming that ~ 70 years on and a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
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Toronto, Canada
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Toronto, Canada
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25 reviews 25 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Visiting a few days after Dutch Liberation Day (Second World War), this was a beautiful but grim reminder of the consequences of war. It is heartwarming that ~ 70 years on and a few generations removed ~ the Dutch people honour their Canadian liberators as much as ever. Many of the grave markers have an epitaph chosen by family. I... More 

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Cambridge
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

A moving experience to visit my uncles grave he lost his life aged 22 years leaving a 10 month old son and wife. A wonderful setting worth a visit to say thank you.

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Kanata, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

My visit during Liberation day, May 5th, 2015 was truly an emotional one. As I put Canadian flags on random graves, I was struck at just how young the men were. One in particular caught me of guard. The grave stone read that the soldier had been in the Netherlands for only 2 weeks away from Canada, and was killed.

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Orlando, FL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

On the way to/from the Liberation Museum be sure and visit the cemetery for a moving example of the sacrifices that were made to free this country in WWII. Not as large as the cemeteries near Normandy, but impressive to be sure. Complements what you learned at the Museum.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

When visiting the National Liberation Museum be sure to stop at this War Cemetery. A school child is assigned a grave site..to make sure it is kept clean all year around, and the cemetery is definitely in pristine condition. A must stop when in the area.

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Vancouver, B.C.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

My uncle is buried in the cemetary. It was very moving for me to visit his grave. This cemetary and the people buried there are an important part of our history. The grounds and graves are immaculate. I hope to visit my uncle again.

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Peterborough, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Visited here and was left speechless. I am first generation Canadian, with parents immigrated from NL just after the war. Seeing our family's history and freedom lived out before my eyes was life-changing. Thank you to all those who fought and gave their lives. I encourage all to go and see this memorial, you will not be disappointed.

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Victoria, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

This was our third visit to the Groesbeek Canadian War cemetery, and it is still a very moving experience. So many dead young men, all of them volunteers... and from units from all over Canada. A large number of them died in February and March 1945 in Operation Veritable, the penetration of Germany (the border is just a couple of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Wonderful hill top setting. Graves of those from different countries. As ever a cemetery beautifully maintained by the Commission. Accessible by public transport and a bit of a walk but worth it.

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Nieuwendijk, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Very nice Canadian cemetery in the hills between Nijmegen and Groesbeek. The cemetery is well maintained and extensive. From here there are nice views to the surrounding area. A beautiful spot to remember.

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