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Nationaal Monument Kamp Vught

Lunettenlaan 600, 5263 NT Vught, The Netherlands
+31 73 656 6764
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This museum is beautiful. It’s been lovingly restored to reflect the period that it served as a... read more

Reviewed March 3, 2018
Rsars
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Vught, The Netherlands
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interesting visit

if you don't speak dutch make sure you ask for the english audio guide, all the texts are in dutch... read more

Reviewed November 8, 2017
TouringRita
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Almada, Portugal
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Camp Vught National Memorial (Nationaal Monument Kamp Vught ) is located on part of the former SS camp Konzentrationslager Herzogenbusch, also known as Camp Vught (January 1943 – September 1944). The combined memorial centre and museum features various exhibitions, a memorial room and wall of reflection. The museum is spread out over several buildings and outdoor areas. A model of the camp shows the extensive size of the camp and the many buildings it included. The watchtowers, which were built a hundred meters apart, have been reconstructed. The barrack, rebuilt at half the original size, shows how the prisoners lived. The Children’s Memorial lists the names and ages of the 1,269 Jewish children who were deported in June 1943. There is also an authentic crematorium. The texts accompanying the permanent exhibition are in Dutch. However, texts for temporary exhibitions are often translated, e.g. 'Food in war time'. Audiotour available Dutch/English/German/French (€2,50); free parking.
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Lunettenlaan 600, 5263 NT Vught, The Netherlands
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Reviewed March 3, 2018 via mobile

This museum is beautiful. It’s been lovingly restored to reflect the period that it served as a camp for Dutch Jews to be transported to Nazi camps, such as Auschwitz and Bergen-Belsen. There are personal belongings on display, which were left behind by the prisoners...More

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Museum N, Public Relations Manager at Nationaal Monument Kamp Vught, responded to this reviewResponded March 6, 2018

Hello Rsars, thank you for your positive recommendation. Hopefully you took the English audiotour to fully comprehend the context of the history that happened here. In future we hope to present a bilingual presentation, that will be opened in 2019, thus 75 years after this...More

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Reviewed November 8, 2017

if you don't speak dutch make sure you ask for the english audio guide, all the texts are in dutch only. Its a good size collection of interesting objects, news articles, original speeches to show you the social situation of the time and how those...More

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Museum N, Public Relations Manager at Nationaal Monument Kamp Vught, responded to this reviewResponded November 9, 2017

Hello TouringRita, Thank you very much for your kind review. The audio guide is a recent addition to our facilities. We are happy to hear that it was helpful to you. Thank you for your visit Camp Vught National Memorial.

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Reviewed September 17, 2017 via mobile

We went here on our way to Denmark. It's an excellent recreation of a concentration camp with some original features. It's feels grim as it's next to a prison. A shame none of the information is in EnglishMore

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Museum N, Public Relations Manager at Nationaal Monument Kamp Vught, responded to this reviewResponded September 19, 2017

Thank you for your message. We are sorry you apparently didn't borrow the 'audiotour' which is available in English, German and French and which offers valuable information. Indeed the museum itself was nog provided with English texts in 2002, we didn't expect visitors from abroad...More

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Reviewed September 12, 2017

This concentration camp is very interesting. You can still find some of the original building and fences. I highly recommend to take an audio-guide which gives you a lot of addition interesting information about each part of the camp. When coming on Sunday there was...More

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Museum N, Public Relations Manager at Nationaal Monument Kamp Vught, responded to this reviewResponded September 18, 2017

Thank you for your recommendation! Unfortunately public transport is limited indeed. There is a small bus managed by volunteers (buurtbus 213) which drives from station 's-Hertogenbosch and stops in front of our door, but not on Sundays. We hope this will change in future.

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Reviewed June 19, 2017 via mobile

This attraction was extremely well presented, and represented in detail. We opted for the handheld vocal tour- well with the extra money. We spent two hours here. Emotions would depend on your attachment to the War. Modern day parallels well tied in at the end...More

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Museum N, Public Relations Manager at Nationaal Monument Kamp Vught, responded to this reviewResponded July 19, 2017

Dear RobandChristina, thank you for your visit and positive message. Good to read you appreciate the audiotour, it is a plus for our visitors since one year. I understand you visited the photo exhibit 'Don't look back' of war photographer Mariëlle van Uitert. Until January...More

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Reviewed April 14, 2017 via mobile

Spent around 2 hours here with my mother and 12 year old son. Quite hard to find unless you have satnav as the signage is not that obvious. Parking is fine and the main building is next to what appears to be a current prison....More

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Museum N, Public Relations Manager at Nationaal Monument Kamp Vught, responded to this reviewResponded April 18, 2017

Thank you for your visit and remarks! We plan to open a 'brand new' exhibition in 2019 which we be completely multi-lingual. The audiotour (only available since July last year) is a solution to offer more than just the Dutch texts. It appears to be...More

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Reviewed October 31, 2016

Restoration and displays from a German Concentration Camp that later held informants as the Liberation happened and then housed Indonesian members of the Dutch Army. An overview of what happened in the Netherlands still is a shock. If you can't read Dutch then pay 2...More

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Museum N, Public Relations Manager at Nationaal Monument Kamp Vught, responded to this reviewResponded November 1, 2016

Dear Ed, we appreciated you visited our museum on both locations and thank you for your message. Please spread the word! Good to read the audiotour offers good information; we have the 'Podcatcher' in our museum since last July in English and German.

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Reviewed September 13, 2016 via mobile

This is restoration of a German internment and labour camp that was run by the SS in WW2. Obviously the subject matter can be disturbing but it is a good thing to go there. Don't take, don't take pets and be respectful as you look...More

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Reviewed September 11, 2016 via mobile

This former concentration camp is very interesting to visit. For 2 euros you can use the audio tour (in English, Dutch and I believe German as well). We visited this camp for about 3 hours, and still did not see everything. If you want to...More

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Museum N, Public Relations Manager at Nationaal Monument Kamp Vught, responded to this reviewResponded September 13, 2016

Hello Chloe, thank you so much for your positive comment! I suppose you visited us on 'Open Monumentendag' which was a very busy day with a lot of visitors, however we hope there is still space for reflection inside and outside. Please bring on the...More

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Reviewed July 13, 2016 via mobile

Found it very impressive & we were in awe of the history and personal testaments of people who went through the camp. Parking is no problemMore

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Museum N, Public Relations Manager at Nationaal Monument Kamp Vught, responded to this reviewResponded July 18, 2016

Dear Mr & Mrs, Thank you for your visit and your review. Unfortunately not all texts are in English as well; we are working on a multi-lingual audio-guide which will be ready in August! At the time when Camp Vught National Memorial was opened, it...More

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blossominvecargill
May 22, 2018|
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Response from Museum N | Property representative |
Thank you for your message. There is a possibility with public transport from Amsterdam. There are regular intercity trains between Amsterdam Central en ‘s-Hertogenbosch (Den Bosch) Central. From ‘s-Hertogenbosch Central... More
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Cianna F
February 22, 2017|
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Hi Cianna, thank you for your question. The museum is opened from 10:00-17:00 Friday the 24th. Travel times to the museum depend on where you are staying that day, and on the manner of transport of course. In general a 2... More
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Kenzie J
December 1, 2016|
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Hello Kenzie, you are welcome to visit our memorial centre on the 6ht of December; we don't sell tickets online. You can easily buy a ticket at the information desk. The museum is open from 10 o'clock. We also advise you to... More
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