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Netherlands American Cemetery and Memorial

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Address: Amerikaanse Begraafplaats 1, Margraten, The Netherlands
Phone Number: 043 458 1208
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LIBERTY is not cheap - "Some Gave All"

As you enter this Memorial Cemetery on both sides of the Reflecting Pool the walls on the right & left bear the names of 1,722 American that are listed as “MIA”. As you proceed... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 17, 2015
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Wassenaar, The Netherlands
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Wassenaar, The Netherlands
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126 reviews 126 reviews
74 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

As you enter this Memorial Cemetery on both sides of the Reflecting Pool the walls on the right & left bear the names of 1,722 American that are listed as “MIA”. As you proceed past the “Lady of Peace” you enter the Memorial Tower Area. This tower area is a tribute to those Americans that “Gave Their All” in the... More 

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Redding, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

My Uncle Lt. Floyd Addy died June 4, 1944 while piloting his disabled B-24 away from the village of Wodecq, Belgium. His daughter, Ann, had not been born at the time of his death, and we did not know until 2 years ago where he was laid to rest. The people of Wodecq erected a Stele in his honor 68... More 

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Oxford
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39 attraction reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

I think everyone should visit at least one world war one or two cemetary and this one will certainly move you i hope. There are 8301 graves in this particular cemetary, the only American one in Holland but it may help to understand the enormity of the sacrifices made in the name of freedom. We were staying in Valkenburg and... More 

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Rhode Island
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

Visited here with a large group of people as part of an honors band. Three of the trumpet players, under direction of our conductor, played taps. The grounds are gorgeous, and I recommend walking entirely around the cemetery. It's a solemn and humbling experience to be in the presence of this site. I won't lie, a lot of tears were... More 

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Pensacola, Florida
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56 attraction reviews
116 helpful votes 116 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

We saw a small road sign for this in Valkenburg and decided to go see what it was. I think it is the most emotionally moving venue I have ever seen. The maps, reflection pond, bell tower, are impressive, but what a shock too see all those graves. Words don't do it justice.

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Ross-on-Wye, United Kingdom
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49 reviews 49 reviews
14 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

This is one of those places where you turn up and just think. Read the ickle bits of information they give you but take the time to read some of the names, look at how perfect they are keeping the grounds and just think about it. I've never been one to be super supportive (I'm more impartial in general) to... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014 via mobile

I had the honor to visit the cemetery as the next of kin of my uncle, Pvt. Leander Reel, Inf Glider, 82nd BN. for the Memorial Day ceremony. This was one of the most rememberable days of my life. The Dutch people came to support our Heros and give thanks for their freedom. This cemetery is beautiful and a must... More 

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Gorssel, The Netherlands
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22 reviews 22 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

The cemetery field has less than 10.000 graves and looks a bit dull. It lays between cornfields and the design is a bit basic. I been to other memorial cemeteries, some with less graves which still looked a lot nicer than this one. There is also a large bell tower that is part of the memorial and it plays dreadful... More 

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Rochester, New York, United States
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

The cemetery is easy to find. As you drive towards it, the road is lined on both sides with trees each with a white and green ribbon tied on them. I knew right away we were close by. The memorials are reverent and beautiful. The grounds are impeccable.

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Jacksonville, Florida
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27 reviews 27 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014 via mobile

My cousin told me that the Dutch children go here on field trips from school to clean the headstones and care for the graves and that it is an honor to do so because the people appreciate that American soldiers lost their lives to help the Dutch people. It was moving and humbling.

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