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The Battlefield Explorer Tours

Veghel, The Netherlands
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About The Battlefield Explorer Tours
We share the history of Operation Market Garden so that the torch of remembrance is passed on to the next generation. We do so by taking our clients to the battlefields of Operation Market Garden and tell the history of what happened there, tell the stories of who fought there, and explain why this still matters today. We will talk about the big picture, why the operation was launched, what the goals were and how they were to be achieved. Then we focus on what happened to the troops on the ground, what were their experiences, what decisions were made that caused the outcomes and we reflect on the human cost. By the end of the day we hope to have inspired you to pass on what you have learned, that you too will carry the torch and help keep the memories of their sacrifices alive. Let us take you to battlefields around Arnhem, Nijmegen and Eindhoven. Allow us to inspire you.
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have titled our tour Joes Bridge but it was far more than this. Joris provided a tour that gave us so much information leading up to the taking of the bridge. Our uncle was killed in World War II and Joris researched some information...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Joris1944, Owner at The Battlefield Explorer Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you very much for your kind words, John! It was an honor and a pleasure having you on tour. Taking you along in the footsteps of your relative was a profound experience for me as well. All the best, Joris

Reviewed July 13, 2019

My wife and I had a once in a lifetime trip in June 2019 traveling through 7 countries retracing the WWII 1944-1945 journey of “E” (Easy) Company, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101 st Airborne Division. This was a National WWII Museum educational travel program tour...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Joris1944, Owner at The Battlefield Explorer Tours, responded to this reviewResponded July 14, 2019

Wow, such kind words, I'm speechless. Thank you very much!

Reviewed July 12, 2019

We hired Joris for the "Hell's Highway" tour, a day-long trip of sights around Eindhoven experienced by the 101st Airborne during Operation Market Garden. It was clear from the outset Joris is incredibly knowledgeable - it probably helps that he lives in the area! My...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Joris1944, Owner at The Battlefield Explorer Tours, responded to this reviewResponded July 14, 2019

Thank you very much, Ruben!

Reviewed July 6, 2019

Joris is the best guide money can buy for the battle fields of the Netherlands. I have toured with him several times. Cannot recommend him more highly!

Date of experience: June 2019
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Joris1944, Owner at The Battlefield Explorer Tours, responded to this reviewResponded July 14, 2019

I'm humbled, thank you very much Matthew!

Reviewed July 6, 2019

Had Joris as a guide for the 2nd half of the tour from the Netherlands to the Eagles Nest during the World War II Museum Easy Company tour. He is very knowledgeable and enthusiastic, you will learn a lot with him. He is gracious with...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed July 4, 2019

Joris Nieuwint of Battlefield Explorer was our local guide for the second half of the multi-day tour through Belgium and the Netherlands. He is very knowledgeable about Operation Market-Garden and Easy Company's participation in the Battle of the Bulge, and supplements his commentary with excellent...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed June 21, 2019

Awesome tours, guide was a wealth of knowledge and enthusiasm. Patient and exuberant in equal amounts.

Date of experience: June 2019
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Joris1944, Owner at The Battlefield Explorer Tours, responded to this reviewResponded June 23, 2019

Thank you very much Zach, we had a fantastic week on the road with the Easy Company Tour.

Reviewed May 13, 2019

This is one of those "WOW" tours that everyone should experience. Joris' knowledge and engaging tour of the area exceeded expectations. He is well-prepared not just with the history of the events leading up to, during and after the battle, but armed with photographic materials...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Joris1944, Owner at The Battlefield Explorer Tours, responded to this reviewResponded May 14, 2019

Thank you very much for your kind words Mark! It was a pleasure to have you on tour and you were my first guest who cleaned the carpet in the car at the end of the day, which was highly appreciated :).

Reviewed May 2, 2019

If you want a comprehensive tour of Operation Market Garden, you will not find a better guide than Joris Nieuwint at Battlefield Explorer. He is exceptionally knowledgeable, passionate about history, enthusiastic, articulate, entertaining, engaging, and has a fine sense of humor. He illustrates his clear...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed March 28, 2019 via mobile

Simply outstanding. Joris is an exceptional battlefield guide. I approached Joris a few months prior to a planned Battlefield study of Op Market Garden. The Study was designed for a military audience, attempting to enhance existing knowledge of modern tactical actions using Market Garden as...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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