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Netherlands American Cemetery and Memorial

Amerikaanse Begraafplaats 1, Margraten, The Netherlands
043 458 1208
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Ranked #1 of 2 Attractions in Margraten
Type: Cemeteries
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Ross-on-Wye, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
10 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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40 reviews 40 reviews
17 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

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
20 reviews 20 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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
19 reviews 19 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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
17 reviews 17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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Melbourne, Australia
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39 reviews 39 reviews
23 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

This is an extremely serene place where you might not feel the true horror of war but you get the required understanding of the immense sacrifice that can be made. It was a fairly wet and miserable morning for our visit but this somehow made it a more solemn occasion. Other than the gardeners and groundskeepers we were the only... More

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114 reviews 114 reviews
6 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

This is an incredibly powerful and peaceful place that belies the sacrifices of the more than 8000 soldiers for whom this is their final resting space. In my opinion, what makes Margraten Cemetery so special is the dedication and devotion of the volunteer Dutch families who have adopted a grave to maintain. The care that is taken to preserve this... More

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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110 reviews 110 reviews
25 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

A beautiful, well-maintained and historical cemetery. Located on a high plain with sweeping views of the surrounding country-side. Each and every grave is adopted by a local Dutch family, so the site is visited by both tourists and locals on a regular basis. Three visits thus far, and always emotional.

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Nieuwendijk, The Netherlands
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274 reviews 274 reviews
132 attraction reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

This is an impressive cemetery. The entrance road goes through a large park before you arrive at the real cemetery. The cemetery is really beautifully maintained and the number of crosses (over 8000) is very impressive. There is also information about the cemetery and the fights the Americans were involved in, in World War II.

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Leeuwarden, The Netherlands
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179 reviews 179 reviews
85 attraction reviews
114 helpful votes 114 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

This was not our first visit here and not our first Memorial Day Service to attend here either but still has the ability to bring one to tears. Of all the American Cemeteries in the World - this is the only one completely "adopted" by the Dutch people. They come and care for every grave and for every name listed... More

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