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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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Dave C wrote a review Jun 5
Sacramento, California2 contributions
After many years of reading and studying Operation Market-Garden, I finally got to see where those dramatic events occurred and I chose Battlefield Explorer to help me do this. I give five stars to the Battlefield Explorer! Joris provided an exception staff ride. If you have interest in exploring Market- Garden, this day long tour is a must. Joris grew up with this battlefield in his backyard and he has a passion for the battlefield history here. His historical knowledge is exceptional. Joris has developed a tour which takes you to the key highlights, and at those places, he brings the past alive. Joris can tailor your tour to your knowledge level very easily. Joris has a great personality and you will make a new friend over the course of the day. I learned so much. I can’t thank Joris enough. Worth every penny and then some. I will be back again. Five stars for the Battlefield Explorer!
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Date of experience: May 2022
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GWBrooks wrote a review May 2022
Silicon Valley, CA145 contributions106 helpful votes
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We took the Americans at Market Garden tour which lasted one day. This tour is essential for anyone wishing to better understand what really happened at this significant airborne operation, that is otherwise poorly understood. Joris told amazing stories of individual heroism, incredible luck/providence and some humorous situations that occurred in a number of the specific battles during the operation. Joris expertise in this area is soon obvious, and his passion for the subject is off the charts. This was a wonderful investment as we prepared to travel to the Margraten Cemetery for Memorial Day, 2022. One tip: Book Early as Joris' schedule is frequently booked months in advance.
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Date of experience: May 2022
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Phil K wrote a review May 2022
London, United Kingdom23 contributions30 helpful votes
Put simply unless you have an experienced tour guide to walk you through the battle for Arnhem you will not get the most out of a visit there. I have read Anthony Beevors Arnhem twice but only once we trod the various fields, forests and streets for 7 hours did I fully understand it. Joris is an excellant guide and as a group of 6 we were all to a person delighted with our tour. Highly recommended.
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Date of experience: May 2022
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Diane D wrote a review May 2022
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It was the first Battlefield Tour I ever did and it was an amazing experience! The tour was focused on Easy Company during Operation Market Garden. Joris is truly knowledgeable and passionate about the topic. He has lots of maps and photos to illustrate his explanations. The Tour was perfectly organised. I highly recommend Joris if you ever want to do a Battlefield Tour. It was absolutely brilliant. Thank you so much, Joris!
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Date of experience: April 2022
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david n wrote a review Apr 2022
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Our travel agency hired Joris to be our group guide for Operation Market Garden, the Battle of the Bulge, and Germany. We have been offering group tours for over 3 decades and Joris is at the top of our guide list. Our travelers' comments included; "excellent", "fantastic", and "the best". We couldn't agree more. He was a pleasure to work with, customized our trip specifically for our guests, and was beyond accommodating. Highest recommendations for this 5 plus star guide.
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Date of experience: April 2022
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