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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, Cultural
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Type: Cemeteries, Cultural
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Oxford
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113 reviews 113 reviews
31 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 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
6 helpful votes 6 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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186 reviews 186 reviews
48 attraction reviews
93 helpful votes 93 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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47 reviews 47 reviews
13 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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52 reviews 52 reviews
21 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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
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20 reviews 20 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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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
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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 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
33 helpful votes 33 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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Maryland
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123 reviews 123 reviews
8 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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