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Overloon War Museum

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Address: Museumpark 1, 5825 AM Overloon, The Netherlands
Phone Number: 31478641250
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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat - Sun 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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The Overloon War Museum is the biggest WWII museum in The Netherland. Right...

The Overloon War Museum is the biggest WWII museum in The Netherland. Right here, the tank battle of Overloon unfolded in the autumn of 1944. The village of Overloon was totally devestated back then. In order to remember the casualties and victims of that episode the museum was founded in 1946, even before the village was rebuilt. Nowadays over 100,000 people visit the museum every year. The first exhibition is about the occupation of The Netherlands from 1940 till 1945. The second large exhibition, displayed on 10.000 m2, contains over 150 military vehicles and artillery, both from allied forces and German. In addition to these two main exhibitions there are several smaller presentations, of which the Battle at Overloon presentation is definitely worth a visit. A museum restaurant and a shop completes this museum, which can be found in the so called Liberty Park in Overloon.

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I was here at the beginning of August 2016 , I had a spare time to kill while waiting on my ferry back to the UK so decided a visit here. On arrival I approached the entrance and... read more

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

It is a great museum I have visited yearly for past 6-7 years with children. Family ticket is good value. As soon as my son turned 13 he has to be charged adult. This means €54 ie about £50 currently, as family ticket will not cover that. Sorry but this great museum is not worth that. Most other museums are... More 

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Perth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I was here at the beginning of August 2016 , I had a spare time to kill while waiting on my ferry back to the UK so decided a visit here. On arrival I approached the entrance and was pleasantly surprised to find lockers so I could leave my rucksack which was a nice touch, once into the museum itself... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I last visited here in 79, it's changed a bit since then,everything has been moved undercover,it really is an impressive collection, what makes it more interesting is on some of the tanks they have a brief history of the tanks and its crews,which can be a bit saddening,there is a touching memorial there also,well worth a visit

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Thank Lee A
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016 via mobile

A must for all Very impressive collection of different WW II war tanks. Would be nice if there was english language in the pictures and text in the History side of the museum

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Thank Thomas R
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2016

Excellent exhibition. All text in 3 languages including English . You must experience a bomb raid simulation it is amazing! A separate hall exhibits ww2 tanks, guns, all the machinery of war . Allow plenty of time it is well worth it!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016 via mobile

Everyone should visit this grim reminder of this areas past, but of the impact of war in general. It shows the colonial past, this areas war, and touches on the Holocaust.....a lot of reading and photos....don't expect to absorb everything in a day

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016 via mobile

Last time we visited was 35 years ago. Impressive and well documented. Only one small remark: the routing in the first part is not really clear ! Impressive materials and a huge assortment. We live close by.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2016 via mobile

Brilliant event. Watch and ride in all sorts of historic military vehicles including many that are extremely rare. The course runs thru beautiful woodland. Wander thru the extensive museum. Extremely professionally organised event. Even the toilet facilities were spotless right up to the end of the show. Congratulations to all involved.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

We visited this museum as part of an Operation Market Garden battlefield tour. It houses a great collection of vehicles and ordnance, well presented an laid out and with a half tidy cafe attached. Well worth a visit

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016

Attended the Militracks 2016 Military fair. Spent hours in the majestic Museum. A visit to the Museum Restaurant is a treat, fabulous food and wine. Staff were always friendly and accommodating.

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