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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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Jacksonville, Florida
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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
19 helpful votes 19 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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103 reviews 103 reviews
5 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 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
65 helpful votes 65 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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247 reviews 247 reviews
132 attraction reviews
78 helpful votes 78 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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159 reviews 159 reviews
74 attraction reviews
101 helpful votes 101 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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Arnhem, The Netherlands
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44 reviews 44 reviews
34 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

It was on a beautiful spring day me and my boyfriend went to see the Cemetery. It is so clean and silent, you instantly get hit by the sacrifice these young men have made for my freedom. I always am impressed by the rows and rows of white crosses. Knowing that every cross is a man, a live, hopes and... More

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Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

My first impression was overwhelming. The reason for my being a wreath layer was because of a dear man from Margraten who had adopted all of the graves from Oklahoma. Over a number of years he had found families in the area who adopted all the graves. He spent many years finding survivors in Oklahoma and letting them know where... More

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Heerlen, The Netherlands
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46 reviews 46 reviews
35 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014 via mobile

We ride our bikes from Heerlen to here. Very nice scenery on the way there. The Cemetery and Memorial was very nice. Well kept grounds, the markers are all clean and fresh flowers marking the stones.

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Zaltbommel, The Netherlands
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185 reviews 185 reviews
126 attraction reviews
105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

On the sloping hills of Margraten a beautifull piece of land has been dedicated as a memorial for the fallen soldiers during WW II. Its impressive, bonechilling and beautifull all at the same time. The bronze statue is magnificent, the chapel simple but with beauty and the big mural with the different invasion plans very helpful and informative. The man... More

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