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National Liberation Museum 1944 - 1945

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Address: Wylerbaan 4, Groesbeek, The Netherlands
Phone Number: +31 24 397 4404
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A good overview of WW2

We were on a trip looking at Operation Market Garden as in the film "a bridge too far" This is extensively covered here and a 3D map and commentary help bring the Nijmegen sector... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed September 13, 2016
Steve T
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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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Marietta, GA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I visited this wonderful museum February 1989 as part of a Wintex/Cimex. Our hosts took us into the Netherlands to see the courage of our forefathers who with a joint effort of American, British,and Polish Free forces attacked with Airborne,Glider, and ground forces in an attempt to enter Northern Germany by crossing the bridges over the Rhine river. forty years... More 

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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016 via mobile

We were on a trip looking at Operation Market Garden as in the film "a bridge too far" This is extensively covered here and a 3D map and commentary help bring the Nijmegen sector to life. There are plenty of translations and a few of the films are English with Dutch subtitles. There is an extensive bookshop some of which... More 

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Thank Steve T
New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 11, 2016

We sort of decided to visit this museum on a whim, and were very pleased we did so. There is a large 3-D map installation designed to show the troop movements at Nijmegen in WWII. Unfortunately the technology is analog and a bit primitive. The most impactful experience was looking through the mortality records of all of the Allied aircrews.... More 

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 9, 2016

The name of the museum and the enthusiastic introduction by a member of the museum staff raised high expectations, but the focus on the liberation of the Netherlands was weak; operation Market Garden was the one of the most prominent events in the museum sequence. For most of the time, the museum was a rehash of the rise of fascism,... More 

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Thank Hendrik_NL
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 27, 2016 via mobile

Drove over today,interesting and informative,doesn't look that big from the outside,but its deceptive, plenty of information, i liked the memorial with all of the soldiers lost there

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Thank Lee A
Greenville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 11, 2016

This is wonderful museum if you like history. Everything is in English language as well as Dutch. I saw an opening film as well as listen to battle tutorial with lights and armies.. I knew nothing about WW II in the Netherlands when I went in and I had a basic understanding when I left. Great visit.

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Thank jwasselmeier
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 16, 2016 via mobile

Interesting overview of the pre post and war periods around Holland, some very interesting maps and peoples own perspective finished if by a very touching tribute by Terry Kelly singing a pittance of time.

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Thank Duane F
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 13, 2016

This was an interesting museum on our tour and it is run by volunteers with the main intention being to keep alive the friendship of the Dutch people and those from the countries making up the Allies during WW11. The gentleman that greeted us was clearly pleased to to report the high percentage of visitors who fall into the younger... More 

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Thank Paul C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 10, 2016

Just when I thought I knew a lot about WWII, I learned a lot more at this museum. I was so glad I went. The exhibits have English translations and the staff speak English if you have questions. I really appreciated learning about how the war affected the Dutch. The museum takes you through before, during and after the war.... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 6, 2016

We popped along hee having been in Oosterbeek and Arnhem and were pleased we made the journey. The museum is set in a quiet country setting and very sensitively approached. The museum is laid out to look at the years before the Second World War and builds a picture of how the political and social times led to the war.... More 

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