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National Liberation Museum 1944 - 1945

Wylerbaan 4, Groesbeek, The Netherlands
+31 24 3974404
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Ranked #2 of 3 attractions in Groesbeek
Type: Museums, Military Museums
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virginia
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216 reviews 216 reviews
50 attraction reviews
108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

This museum covers the causes of the Second World War, the occupation of the area by the German Army, and the liberation of the Netherlands. It concentrates on the local area, the effects on the local people, and the military action that liberated the people of the area from German occupation. It pays tribute to the allied forces who freed... More

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Thunder Bay, Canada
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

This was a very interesting museum which told the story of the liberation of Holland in the south in 1944 and told the history of Operation Market Garden. Disappointingly, however, the role of the Canadian troops in liberating Holland was not highlighted, and much of the museum focused on Operation Market Garden (which was a disaster). The role of the... More

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Amanzimtoti
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53 reviews 53 reviews
30 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

We visited this museum today - very interesting and well set out. It even has sound effects, and when you go into the bunker room, sirens blare out - makes it quite real. It is only 10 euros to go in which makes it really accessible to most people. If you are interested in WWII, I recommend you pay this... More

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Groesbeek, The Netherlands
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12 reviews 12 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

A small quite interesting 'touchable' museum in the area where Operation Market Garden found place and thereafter the attack on Germany started. The museum takes you through the tour from the start of teh 2nd world war to the Liberation of the Netherlands and the warning for our current generations

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Yorkshire
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57 reviews 57 reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013

If you are interested in the events around Operation Market Garden, this museum is a must. Not only this but it tells the story of the build up to the war relative to Holland and also what happened afterwards including the consequences for the collaborators. Relatively cheap and not busy when I went which was a Saturday morning.

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Dover
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15 reviews 15 reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013

Didn't look that big from the car park but managed to spend four hours (including lunch) looking at all the exhibits. My wife and I learned so much about the war in the area. The parachute shaped centrepiece contains the names of all the 156,000 allied personnel buried in Holland.

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vancouver
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2013

One line lingers....."The Germans stole our land, the Canadians stole our hearts". A great exhibition of the daily life of the Dutch and how they suffered and were freed by the allies. A worthy memorial to the soldiers and the Dutch population

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Edmonton, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2013 via mobile

I would strongly recommend a visit to this wartime museum to view a most interesting exhibit which just opened on June 6. It is the work of a very talented artist, BEVERLY TOSH from Calgary, Alberta Canada. 22 individual paintings of war brides who married Canadian soldiers and emigrated to Canada are portrayed in stunning realism and sensitivity along with... More

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Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2013

This is our second visit to the National Liberation Museum with our last one over 10 years ago. The museum has not changed a great deal in that time and provides a very informative insight into life in the Netherlands Pre, during and Post Nazi occupation, focusing on Operation Market Garden in September 1944. At present there is a special... More

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Arnhem, The Netherlands
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38 reviews 38 reviews
30 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2013

Although this museum has a great selection of memorabelia and information about the second World War, the way it is shown is a little dated. Sometimes complicated for kids, but still interesting.

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