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Overloon War Museum

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Address: Museumpark 1, 5825 AM Overloon, The Netherlands
Phone Number: +31 478 641 250
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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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A great day out. Very insightful.

This is a good example of a war museum. Quiet, reflective grounds on the site of a pivotal 2nd world war battle, a good history walk with some nice memorabelia, a number of... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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Dusseldorf, Germany
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Dusseldorf, Germany
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is a good example of a war museum. Quiet, reflective grounds on the site of a pivotal 2nd world war battle, a good history walk with some nice memorabelia, a number of interactive activities and lots of military vehicles. The kid's and the men will love it.

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Hampshire UK
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 2016

We were looking for a day out while on a late summer break in Holland. I searched for something to do and found this museum. My wife and I spent roughly 4 1/2 hours looking round as there is about 200 military vehicles from the wars. It was very informative with plenty to see and do for a whole family.... More 

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Thank Kevin J
Norwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2016

This is a first class museum. Huge in size. I have been to this museum on two previous occasions and I intend to go again next April. you will not be disappointed. I last visited it 2011 I have to put a date to get this review entered but ignore it the date. perhaps trip advisor should leave it open

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1 Thank Barry L
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2016 via mobile

This is a nice museum that tells an important story of the battle at Overloon and other battles as well. A lot of army vehicles, some aircraft and some multimedia presentations.

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Thank Erlend83
County Durham, England
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 20, 2016

A very good museum,has lots of military vehicles ranging over several decades. Has a second part based more on world war 2 which is good although most of the literature is in Dutch. If going allow 4 hours for visit. Small British war cemetry nearby.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2016 via mobile

At €15 this is not cheap to enter but according to information in the museum it is 99% self funded and good value at that. When we visited the original entrance looks to have been closed presumably meaning you can visit the park without going in to the museum. However, the main exhibits are all indoors. The museum naturally caters... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016

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 bubbles Reviewed July 27, 2016 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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4 of 5 bubbles 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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