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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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The cemetery in Margraten, the only US cemetery in The Netherlands, is beautiful. It has a huge chapel, and the atmosphere is solemn and respectful. If you in the area this... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

The cemetery in Margraten, the only US cemetery in The Netherlands, is beautiful. It has a huge chapel, and the atmosphere is solemn and respectful. If you in the area this should definitely be a stop on your trip.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

We like paying respects to the fallen in World War 'll. This cemetery is beautifully maintained by the Dutch and Americans. The place,set so peacefully in the hills of Limberg in Margarten, is a perfect resting place for heroes. Their sacrifice saved Europe from Hitler and should be appreciated. Make a visit and feel so very proud to be American!!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

This is a must see place for every American to the Netherlands if there is any time at all. It is an amazing place. Am honored to be able to take part in the Memorial Day ceremony the last 2 years and laid a wreath. It is a sobering reminder in such a beautiful place where the ultimate sacrifices of... More 

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Alexandria, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

This World War 2 war cemetery is a very special place in and of itself, and to visit this spot for Memorial Day was especially moving. Situated in a beautiful area of the Netherlands, the Dutch in the province of Limburg are tremendously dedicated in honoring the American soldiers laid to rest in the cemetery. In addition to an exceptional... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

We decided to stop here not knowing that we were visiting on their annual Memorial Day commemoration. We were deeply moved as thousands of Dutch turned out to pay tribute to the Americans who gave their lives in this region during World War II. Dutch families adopt gravesites, keep them tended and place flowers and mementoes there. It is so... More 

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Heber City, Utah
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015 via mobile

The hest way to describe Netherlands American Cemetery and Memorial is sacred ground. I felt a sincere sense of reverence emanate from the cemetery. I also felt a profound sense of gratitude for sacrifice of those buried there. If there is any way to make it to this place, you should do it. You will not regret it. The grounds... More 

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Richardson, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

We went to visit my great uncle in this cemetery last summer and it was such a moving experience. We'd visited the American cemetery in Normandy a couple years prior and I'm now pleased my uncle is buried in a quieter place where the Dutch adopt and come to visit each soldier's grave on a regular basis. I'm sure we... More 

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

It reminds you of the big human sacrifices that were made to recapture our freedom. Extra special when you realize that is was done mostly by young man (and some women) far away from home for people they had never met before.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

16 plots make up the burial area of the memorial grounds, which contains 8,301 headstones of American soldiers who lives were lost fighting against the German occupation in Europe during WW2. 1,722 of the headstones are nameless and represent the men who went missing from the Army and Air Force during their service. It is a really peaceful and serene... More 

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Davenport, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

We visited the cemetery as part of our trip for the 70th Anniversary of the Liberation of Brunssum. The cemetery was very emotional. It's hard to believe how many young lives were lost to preserve peace.

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Additional Information about Netherlands American Cemetery and Memorial

Address: Address: Amerikaanse Begraafplaats 1, Margraten, The Netherlands
Phone Number: 043 458 1208
Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  Limburg Province  >  Margraten
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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